Burak Yilmaz inks five-year deal with coaching option as well, Fortuna Sittard says.
PSG had to better Lille's result, but Lille won 2-1 at Angers and PSG won 2-0 at Brest in one of the most exciting French seasons for many years.
Lille grabbed a lifeline just before halftime when Burak Yilmaz scored from a free kick, the veteran Turkish striker then turning provider in the second half by laying on a pass for Canadian forward Jonathan David to level from close range.
Turkish veteran striker Burak Yilmaz got the opener on the hour and compatriot Zeki Celik scrambled home a second after Lille’s goalkeeper Mike Maignan had saved an early Metz penalty.
Burak Yilmaz scored a three goals – a long-range shot, a penalty kick and a well-taken free-kick – to fire his team into victory in the opening match of the European Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 35-year-old Burak Yilmaz has spent most of his career in Turkey and is one of a select few to have played for Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray.
Turkey has issued a diplomatic note to Iceland condemning the ill-treatment of the footballers. The national football team were not allowed to leave Keflavik Airport for over three hours and their luggage was painstakingly searched, players said.
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