Founded in 1906, RC Lens is a major club in French football due to its popularity, mainly in the North of France. The "Sang et Or" have won several titles in their history, including a French Ligue 1 title in 1998, a few months before the FIFA World Cup, played in France. They also have a League Cup won in 1999 and 4 Ligue 2 BKT titles.
In the last 10 meetings between OGC Nice and RC Lens, the two teams have drawn twice, with the Gym winning 6 times and losing 2.
In the last meeting between the two teams at the Allianz Riviera, on the 17th day of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, it all came down to 2 minutes after the hour mark, with T. Moffi scoring twice (76' and 78').
Back in Ligue 1 Uber Eats after 5 seasons in Ligue 2 BKT, RC Lens faced the Gym at the Allianz Riviera in the opening game of the 2020-2021 championship.
Gaël Kakuta kicked off the Lens season by opening the scoring with a penalty (11'), then Amine Gouiri scored his first professional goal in official competition with a right-footed shot that grazed the crossbar (23') before sealing the match with a double (75') for a 2-1 victory for the Gym.
Wylan Cyprien trained at Racing Club de Lens between 2008 and 2016 before signing for the Aiglons during the 2016 summer transfer window, where he will remain until 2020.
The Bollaert-Delelis stadium is the home of RC Lens and has a capacity of 38,223 spectators. The distance between the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice and the Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens is 818 kilometres.
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