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Enyeama survives penalty scare in Lille win

Naija Players Abroad By: Olakunle Brown | 04/12/2016

Vincent Enyeama expressed delight after Lille survived a penalty scare to secure a 1-0 away victory against Bordeaux yesterday night in Ligue 1.

The 34-year-old who has kept in all 16 matches for the French club this season was again in goal and posted a fantastic display.

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Lille took the lead through De Roussel de Préville just before half-time to make it 1-0 and in the second half the home side piled pressure as they looked for a way back into the match.

Former AC Milan forward Jeremy Menez had a great chance to score when he found himself free inside the 18-yard box but his effort was thwarted by the very agile Enyeama in goal for the away side.

The home of the home side paid off as they were awarded a penalty after Franck Beria was penalized for pulling the shirt of Nicolas Pallois. Adama Soumaoro was booked for dissent but Diego Rolan failed to convert the spot kick as he hit the bar and Lille held on for a vital three points.

The former Super Eagles goalkeeper tweeted after the game: “Thanks to God for the victory#FCGBLOSC. Team spirit was exceptional. We keep fighting till we get back up. #WeAreLosc”

Lille are now unbeaten inn three matches and are currently placed 14 with 17 points, two points off the relegation zone.

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