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Lille need extra time to cut down København

Published: Wednesday 29 August 2012, 23.30CET
LOSC Lille 2-0 FC København (agg: 2-1)
Túlio De Melo's extra-time header helped the French side squeeze into the group stage after a tight contest.
by Chris Burke
from Grand Stade Lille Métropole

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Match statistics

LOSCKøbenhavn

Goals scored2
 
0
on target14
 
3
off target13
 
4
Corners3
 
5
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed23
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 August 2012, 23.30CET

Lille need extra time to cut down København

LOSC Lille 2-0 FC København (agg: 2-1)
Túlio De Melo's extra-time header helped the French side squeeze into the group stage after a tight contest.

The party could have gone smoother for LOSC Lille, but Túlio De Melo's extra-time header finally secured the French club a spot in the UEFA Champions League group stage in their first European match at their new home.

Having waited so long for their 50,000-seater Grand Stade Lille Métropole, LOSC now have UEFA Champions League football to go with it, denying FC København despite losing the first leg 1-0 in Denmark. Lucas Digne levelled the aggregate scoreline close to half-time, but a second goal proved elusive – and the tension mounted – until De Melo was eventually able to make one of several headed attempts count.

Vociferous and colourful, the locals backed their team superbly from the off, as they too settled into new surroundings, but if FCK were meant to be intimidated, they were not. The visitors had the pace of César Santin up their sleeve and the forward sprang the offside trap after just six minutes to race on to Christián Bolaños's flicked pass, only to scuff his shot wide.

Sparked into action, Rudi Garcia's men quickly set about imposing control, Marvin Martin and Marko Baša both seeing efforts saved by FCK goalkeeper Johan Wiland. Wiland was then able to watch in safety as Rio Mavuba rifled into the side netting.

LOSC's hunger was eventually sated a minute before the interval, Salomon Kalou sprinting behind the defence to collect Payet's pass and driving across goal from the right. Wiland's glove diverted the ball into the path of Digne, who beat Lars Jacobsen at the far post and blasted high into the net.

Their threat previously limited to Santin, FCK took more risks after the break and nearly forced an equaliser when Aurélien Chedjou headed just over his own crossbar from Pierre Bengtsson's corner. Despite seeming more withdrawn, Garcia's side still had two chances, De Melo practically brushing the post after leaping to meet a corner and later testing Wiland once again.

The Brazilian forward's aerial ability was suddenly looking like LOSC's most deadly weapon, and with six minutes remaining he nodded against the bar from Florent Balmont's cross. Neither side could settle matters, though, and it took the arrival of extra time for another burst of activity, Mickaël Landreau denying Nicolai Jørgensen at one end before substitute Nolan Roux lobbed over at the other. It was Roux who then controlled brilliantly and crossed for De Melo to find the far corner this time to send FCK into the UEFA Europa League – and usher in an exciting new era for the hosts.

Last updated: 27/11/12 19.24CET

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Quotes

  • Dimitri Payet

    Read more"We had to be patient, we knew that if we scored once we'd have extra time and perhaps penalties in order to qualify"

  • Johan Wiland

    Read more"We had a chance in the first half to get the first goal and we didn't, and then they still had the crowd with them"

Lineups

losc

LOSC

københavn

København

1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
3
DigneLucas Digne
Goal43
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen (C)
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
Substitution105 ET
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
7
PayetDimitri Payet
Substitution91 ET
4
StadsgaardKris Stadsgaard
Yellow Card42
8
KalouSalomon Kalou
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
Yellow Card40
9
De MeloTúlio De Melo
Goal105 ET
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution60
10
MartinMarvin Martin
Substitution83
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
Yellow Card28
18
BériaFranck Béria
Yellow Card99 ET
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
22
ChedjouAurélien Chedjou
18
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen
24
MavubaRio Mavuba (C)
19
OviedoBryan Oviedo
Yellow Card34
Substitution114 ET
25
BašaMarko Baša
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
Substitution85

Substitutes

16
ElanaSteeve Elana (GK)
1
ChristensenKim Christensen (GK)
5
GueyeIdrissa Gueye
Substitution105 ET
5
OttesenSölvi Ottesen
14
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
9
VetokeleIgor Vetokele
Substitution85
Yellow Card120+1 ET
15
SidibéDjibril Sidibé
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
17
PedrettiBenoît Pedretti
Substitution83
25
RemmerChristoffer Remmer
19
BrunoGianni Bruno
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
Substitution114 ET
26
RouxNolan Roux
Substitution91 ET
Yellow Card96 ET
29
CorneliusAndreas Cornelius
Substitution60

Coach

Rudi Garcia (FRA) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Assistant referees

Martin Wilczek (CZE), Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Fourth official

Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Příhoda (CZE), Michal Paták (CZE)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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