Comedy Goal! Odaïr Fortes (Reims) scores with his face vs Lille | inside World Soccer

A somewhat fortuitous goal from Odaïr Fortes inspired Stade Reims to an unexpected 2-1 victory at Lille on Sunday.

Odaïr Fortes celebrates with Reims teammate Grzegorz Krychowiak after scoring against Lille
Odaïr Fortes celebrates with Reims teammate Grzegorz Krychowiak after scoring against Lille

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The home side had the better of the chances in the first period, though were unable to truly breakdown a resolute Reims side.

After a goalless first-half, Reims broke the deadlock against the run of play in bizarre fashion on 73 minutes.

Following some Reims pressure, the ball fell to Lille defender Djibril Sidibé but his attempted clearance hit Fortes in the face before bouncing past a surprised Vincent Enyeama.

Grzegorz Krychowiak made it 2-0 three minutes later before Lille pulled one back through an Anthony Weber own goal two minutes from time.

"We were lucky at the first goal. Odaïr Fortes has come up with some original goals this season!" Reims coach Hubert Fournier said after the game.


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