Lens win 1-0 at Toulouse

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Racing Lens underlined their ambition to finish runners-up in France's Ligue 1 by winning 1-0 at Toulouse, thanks to a late goal by Issam Jemaa.

Lens win 1-0 at Toulouse

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Racing Lens underlined their ambition to finish runners-up in France's Ligue 1 by winning 1-0 at Toulouse on Saturday, thanks to a late goal by Issam Jemaa. Tunisia forward Jemaa slotted home a Razak Boukari cross two minutes into added time to put the northerners on 32 points from 17 games. Racing Lens were looking to seize the initiative in the battle for second place in Ligue 1. It turned out to be a game of few chances. With Toulouse content to sit back and settle for a point, it was Lens who showed the greater attacking intent. In the fourth minute, Daniel Cousin was denied an opener after a smart save by Nicolas Douchez. Five minutes before half-time, Cousin charged down an attempted clearance. He failed to capitalise, though, shooting wide under challenge from Issou Dao. The game looked to be drifting towards a goalless draw, before the introduction of Jemaa in the 75th minute injected fresh energy into the Lens ranks. Jemaa had already seen a fiercely struck shot graze the top of the bar and a cross come back off the post before securing three points for his side in the first minute of added time. Fellow substitute Abdoulrazak Boukari provide the cross, and the Tunisian was unmarked in front of goal to turn the ball in. The northerners remained in second place on 32 points, while Toulouse dropped a spot to ninth. Lyon are 11 points clear of Lens at the top. (AP)

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