Guingamp 0 - 0 Lille

Match info: Ligue 1 at Du Roudourou

Date: 09/11/2013 KO: 19:00 Ref: T Chapron Att: 13,261

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  • Last Updated: November 8 2013, 15:02 GMT

Lille coach Rene Girard has warned his players to maintain focus after a week which has seen his side held up as genuine contenders to beat big-money pair Paris St Germain and Monaco to the Ligue 1 crown.

Rene Girard: Enjoying Lille's current good form
Rene Girard: Enjoying Lille's current good form

Lille's superb 2-0 win over Monaco last Sunday was their fourth Ligue 1 victory in a row, their seventh league game without defeat, and lifted them above the Principality club to within two points of leaders PSG.

But Girard has warned that his side's fine form could change in an instant and insisted they will not under-estimate newly-promoted Guingamp, whom they travel to face at the Stade de Roudourou on Saturday.

Girard said: "Monaco was a great day for us but we must return to being calm because this game against Guingamp is complicated.

"We need to go there with a positive state of mind and realise that Guingamp and Monaco are two very different games.

"When things are going well there is no time to enjoy it because everything can change very quickly.

"The fact we are going so well means we will probably have a few more eyes on us, but we must let the attention deviate us from our path."

Hosts Guingamp shrugged off predictions of a season of struggle by winning three straight Ligue 1 games last month including a fine 2-0 victory over European hopefuls Rennes.

But coach Jocelyn Gourvennec will be anxious to see his side return to top form as soon as possible after two consecutive defeats, first at home to Evian in the Coupe de la Ligue, followed by a 2-0 loss at Lyon last Saturday.

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