Lille showed why it is a French title contender to be reckoned with after coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at rival Lyon on Sunday, reclaiming first place from Paris Saint-Germain by one point with four games left in a thrilling race.

Lille looked to be heading for only its fourth defeat of the season after forward Islam Slimani fired fourth-place Lyon ahead, and central defender Jose Fonte put through his own net in a one-sided first half.


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But veteran striker Burak Yilmaz showed just why he scored nearly 200 goals in Turkish soccer with two goals, either side of setting up Canada forward Jonathan David.

Yilmaz struck the winner in the 85th minute after countryman Yusuf Yazici headed a pass into his path and he finished confidently past goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

“We knew it wasn’t over at 2-0 down, even if it was…

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