Andre heads home winner for Lille in French league

PARIS (AP) — Benjamin Andre scored the only goal as Lille kept the pressure on the top three with a 1-0 win at Nantes in the French league on Sunday.

The northern side dominated from the start and created many chances before Andre found a way past goalkeeper Alban Lafont, who kept Nantes’ hopes alive for almost an hour with a series of decisive saves.

But Lafont was powerless when Andre headed home a corner from Renato Sanches at the near post in the 58th minute.

Having taken 15 points in its last six games, Lille stayed in the hunt for Champions League qualification, just one point behind third-place Rennes. Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain has a 13-point lead over
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