A solitary Grégory Pujol goal brought FC Nantes Atlantique a second victory of the Ligue 1 season against RC Lens on Sunday evening. Pujol struck a minute before the hour to settle the game and inflict a second defeat of the season on eleventh-placed LOSC.
Pujol missed a good chance in the first half when he blasted the ball wide after Lens goalkeeper Charles Itandje had parried a fierce effort from Florin Bratu into his path. But the 24-year-old striker redeemed himself on the hour, lobbing the ball over former Nantes defender Nicolas Gillet before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner from outside the area.
Nantes, who started the campaign with two draws and two defeats, move from 17th to 14th place, now eight points behind leaders AS Monaco FC.
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