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Spot-on Jonas gets better of LOSC again

Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 22.38CET
LOSC Lille 0-1 Valencia CF
Scorer of two goals against LOSC in October, Jonas made the difference again with a first-half penalty as the visitors finished runners-up in Group F.
by Chris Burke
from Grand Stade Lille Métropole

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Match statistics

LOSCValencia

Goals scored0
1
on target8
 
4
off target10
 
2
Corners11
 
0
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed19
 
19
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)46
 
54

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC Bayern München Bayern613
Valencia CF Valencia613
FC BATE Borisov BATE66
LOSC Lille LOSC63
Last updated: 19/01/2013 05:02 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 22.38CET

Spot-on Jonas gets better of LOSC again

LOSC Lille 0-1 Valencia CF
Scorer of two goals against LOSC in October, Jonas made the difference again with a first-half penalty as the visitors finished runners-up in Group F.

Jonas haunted LOSC Lille for the second time this season, but his first-half penalty winner was not enough to catapult Valencia CF above FC Bayern München in the final UEFA Champions League Group F reckoning.

The Brazilian forward struck twice when the Spanish side beat Les Dogues 2-0 in October, and he made the only intervention of note in a quiet opening period after being impeded by Marko Baša. Overseen by Salvador González before incoming coach Ernesto Valverde takes the reins, Valencia needed Bayern to stumble against FC BATE Borisov to dislodge them at the top. Events in Germany rendered this result academic – save for LOSC's obvious frustration as they failed to capitalise on their second-half pressure.

Already destined to finish bottom and with little more than pride at stake, the hosts kicked off with a brief flicker of bright intentions. Coach Rudi Garcia named young forwards Ronny Rodelin and Gianni Bruno in an experimental lineup and the fringe duo almost combined in the second minute, Bruno unable to turn in his team-mate's cross from the left.

That early enterprise soon dissipated, with neither side seemingly capable of dictating any sort of strident tempo. Jonas had an effort from distance comfortably saved by Steeve Elana and Rodelin gave Vicente Guaita catching practice at the other end, but it took until the 29th minute for either goalkeeper to truly be tested and even then Rio Mavuba fired too close to Guaita after driving forward.

Seven minutes later Valencia went ahead from the first real shot in anger, Jonas slotting his penalty low and left for his fourth goal in this year's competition. For LOSC, it was a goal they had not seen coming, and they mounted a more credible case for themselves after the break, with Lucas Digne making gains down the left and Rodelin nearly equalising after a corner fell to him at the far post. His shot back across goal was blocked superbly on the line by Nelson Valdez, and Guaita quickly smothered the danger to thwart Bruno.

Bruno then screwed wide as Les Dogues looked to keep up their pressure, yet it was Jonas who threatened next, curling narrowly wide from distance. Nevertheless, the Ligue 1 team rallied again towards the end – the end of their European season, in fact – and Guaita produced excellent saves to keep out Salomon Kalou and substitute Nolan Roux, while Dimitri Payet stroked a fine shot against the crossbar.

Last updated: 07/12/12 1.07CET

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Lineups

losc

LOSC

valencia

Valencia

16
ElanaSteeve Elana (GK)
13
GuaitaVicente Guaita (GK)
Yellow Card82
3
DigneLucas Digne
3
CissokhoAly Cissokho
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
Yellow Card55
Substitution70
4
RamiAdil Rami
5
GueyeIdrissa Gueye
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda (C)
Substitution74
8
KalouSalomon Kalou
7
JonasJonas
Goal36
18
BériaFranck Béria
Yellow Card52
8
FeghouliSofiane Feghouli
Substitution61
19
BrunoGianni Bruno
Substitution77
16
ValdezNelson Valdez
20
RodelinRonny Rodelin
17
GuardadoAndrés Guardado
22
ChedjouAurélien Chedjou
18
Víctor RuizVíctor Ruiz
Substitution83
24
MavubaRio Mavuba (C)
Yellow Card35
Substitution55
20
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
25
BašaMarko Baša
24
CostaTino Costa
Yellow Card81

Substitutes

1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
1
Diego AlvesDiego Alves (GK)
2
DebuchyMathieu Debuchy
5
GagoFernando Gago
Substitution74
7
PayetDimitri Payet
Substitution70
10
BanegaÉver Banega
10
MartinMarvin Martin
Substitution55
11
PiattiPablo Piatti
Substitution61
14
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
15
VieraJonathan Viera
Substitution83
21
BonnartLaurent Bonnart
21
ParejoDaniel Parejo
26
RouxNolan Roux
Substitution77
28
BernatJuan Bernat

Coach

Rudi Garcia (FRA) Salvador González (ESP)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Assistant referees

Marjan Kirovski (MKD), Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)

Fourth official

Dusko Miloseski (MKD)

Additional assistant referees

Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Goran Spirkoski (MKD)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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