The official website for European football

Fauvergue pegs back Anderlecht

Published: Thursday 14 September 2006, 0.25CET
RSC Anderlecht 1-1 LOSC Lille Métropole Substitute Nicolas Fauvergue struck ten minutes from time to deny Anderlecht a home victory on Matchday 1.
by Chris Burke
from Constant Vanden Stock stadium

Match statistics

AnderlechtLille

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
8
Attempts off target7
 
12
Corners6
 
5
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group H

PPts
AC Milan Milan13
RSC Anderlecht Anderlecht11
LOSC Lille LOSC11
AEK Athens FC AEK10
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 14 September 2006, 0.25CET

Fauvergue pegs back Anderlecht

RSC Anderlecht 1-1 LOSC Lille Métropole Substitute Nicolas Fauvergue struck ten minutes from time to deny Anderlecht a home victory on Matchday 1.

RSC Anderlecht were denied a first-ever opening-night win in the UEFA Champions League as Nicolas Fauvergue struck a late equaliser to give LOSC Lille Métropole a 1-1 draw from their Group H trip to the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Denied at the last
Argentinian defender Nicolas Pareja had put the local favourites in front close to the break and it was a lead they defended until the 80th minute when substitute Fauvergue converted a Kader Keita pass for the equaliser.

Tchite effort
Anderlecht had seemed set for the three points despite a bright opening from the visitors. Lille showed attacking intent with a speculative strike from Peter Odemwingie before the Nigerian international curled an effort that Daniel Zítka plucked out of the air. Yet the French side could not keep up the pressure and the hosts began to dictate the play, with in-form forward Mohamed Tchite stinging Lille keeper Tony Sylva's hands with a powerful shot.

Wide play
This roused the Brussels crowd, who made themselves heard again when Anderlecht captain Bart Goor fired in a volley which Jean Makoun did well to deflect wide for a corner. With makeshift full-back Jelle Van Damme eager to advance upfield to support Goor down the left, Anderlecht were making Lille suffer. It was from the same channel that Mbark Boussoufa nearly produced a catastrophic fumble from Sylva, the custodian grabbing the ball at the second attempt.

Pareja breakthrough
At the other end, Odemwingie forced Zítka into a stop approaching the half-hour and Lille's counterattacking strategy nearly paid dividends when Yohan Cabaye hit Zítka's right-hand post with a low drive. There was no mistaking the team in charge, however, and after Sylva somehow denied the lively Boussoufa from point-blank range, Anderlecht finally went ahead through Pareja's arcing header from a right-wing cross four minutes before half-time.

Boussoufa miss
They came out looking more vigorous than their French neighbours too, not least when right-back Anthony Vanden Borre turned inside Michel Bastos on the edge of the area and swung in a centre that Tchite nodded over. Odemwingie then managed to beat the Belgian champions' defence with a run into the box, yet his near-post attempt from a tight angle was never going to squirm past Zítka, and Lille were fortunate not to fall further behind when Boussoufa missed an open goal following Sylva's reflex save from Ahmed Hassan on 58 minutes.

Double substitution
Puel's response was to send on former Anderlecht forward Souleymane Youla and fellow attacker Fauvergue for Cabaye and Bastos. His double substitution so nearly proved to be a masterstroke when Fauvergue turned Matthieu Chalmé's pass on to a post moments after taking the field. Suddenly Lille had more purpose, but with Keita rattling the woodwork, it was looking like luck was not on their side. They eventually earned their reward, however, Fauvergue side-footing Keita's low delivery into the net with ten minutes remaining to score the first UEFA Champions League goal by a French club on this ground.

Last updated: 14/09/06 1.05CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2006/matches/round=2357/match=1116328/postmatch/report/index.html#fauvergue+pegs+back+anderlecht

Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

losc

LOSC

1
ZítkaDaniel Zítka (GK)
1
SylvaTony Sylva (GK)
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
5
RafaelSchmitz Rafael
4
VanderhaegheYves Vanderhaeghe
7
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Yellow Card23
Substitution60
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
Substitution68
8
BastosMichel Bastos
Substitution60
6
Van DammeJelle Van Damme
12
BodmerMathieu Bodmer
7
TchitéMohamed Tchité
14
OdemwingiePeter Odemwingie
Substitution88
10
HassanAhmed Hassan
17
MakounJean Makoun
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Yellow Card53
20
TafforeauGrégory Tafforeau (C)
14
GoorBart Goor (C)
Yellow Card83
21
ChalméMatthieu Chalmé
26
ParejaNicolas Pareja
Goal41
23
KeïtaKader Keïta
37
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
25
PlestanNicolas Plestan

Substitutes

22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
16
MalickiGrégory Malicki (GK)
8
LeivaCristian Leiva
4
TavlaridisStathis Tavlaridis
9
Mbo MpenzaMbo Mpenza
11
YoulaSouleymane Youla
Substitution60
Yellow Card68
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
Substitution68
13
FauvergueNicolas Fauvergue
Substitution60
Goal80
24
SerhatAkın Serhat
18
M. RobailMathieu Robail
29
FrutosNicolás Frutos
26
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
Substitution88
36
LegearJonathan Legear
29
DumontStéphane Dumont

Coach

Frank Vercauteren (BEL) Claude Puel (FRA)

Referee

Stuart Dougal (SCO)

Assistant referees

Martin Cryans (SCO), Francis Andrews (SCO)

Fourth official

Calum Murray (SCO)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.