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Lille pile on Fiorentina misery

Published: Thursday 22 November 2001, 23.00CET
Dagui Bakari's first-half strike gave Lille OSC a valuable 1-0 away first-leg win in the UEFA Cup third round against struggling AC Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi stadium on Thursday.

Match statistics

FiorentinaLille

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 22 November 2001, 23.00CET

Lille pile on Fiorentina misery

Dagui Bakari's first-half strike gave Lille OSC a valuable 1-0 away first-leg win in the UEFA Cup third round against struggling AC Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi stadium on Thursday.

Dagui Bakari's first-half strike gave Lille OSC a valuable 1-0 away first-leg win in the UEFA Cup third round against struggling AC Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi stadium on Thursday.

Delicate chip
Fiorentina, who are stuck in the relegation zone in Serie A and experiencing severe financial problems, were undone when Bakari, who was played through by Christophe Landrin, delicately chipped over the advancing Alex Manninger in the 24th minute.

Two saves
Despite being in front of their own fans, Fiorentina showed little invention throughout the game, although Portuguese striker Nuno Gomes was denied by a fine stop from LOSC goalkeeper Grégory Wimbée, who also tipped over a long range Roberto Baronio effort.

Disallowed goal
The home side did have the ball in the net midway through the second half when Ezequiel González latched on to a quickly taken free-kick but the goal was disallowed as the whistle had not been blown.

'They were afraid'
Vahid Halilhodzic was justifiably delighted after his side secured a slender lead to defend in France in a fortnight's time. "I saw that Fiorentina started with a defensive formation so I guess they were afraid of our team," said the LOSC coach. "We have played a strong, well-organised match and we have completely deserved that victory - we could even have scored another goal."

'It won't be easy'
Despite netting a crucial away goal and shutting out Fiorentina, Halilhodzic knows the second leg is no formality, adding: "I know it will be difficult in the return leg because when we played against Parma [AC] in a UEFA Champions League qualifying round we won 2-0 in Italy but suffered a lot in the second leg. So I am sure it won't be too easy to go on in the competition."

Adani injured
Opposite number Mancini, who saw his Serie A selection options reduced even further after Daniele Adani was carried off injured two minutes from time, said he was proud of the mettle his side showed: "We knew that Lille were a very strong team but I am proud of this performance. We deserved an equaliser and maybe the victory because we had many good chances. In spite of this defeat I am sure we can win in France in the second leg."

Last updated: 15/11/12 19.16CET

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Lineups

fiorentina

Fiorentina

losc

LOSC

30
ManningerAlexander Manninger
1
WimbéeGrégory Wimbée (C)
3
TorricelliMoreno Torricelli (C)
3
CyganPascal Cygan
4
AdaniDaniele Adani
Substitution89
10
BakariDagui Bakari
Goal24
13
MorettiEmiliano Moretti
12
BassirSalaheddine Bassir
Yellow Card55
Substitution63
14
BeninMirko Benin
20
TafforeauGrégory Tafforeau
15
AgostiniAlessandro Agostini
Yellow Card54
21
EckerJohnny Ecker
18
TaddeiRiccardo Taddei
Substitution16
23
DelpierreMatthieu Delpierre
19
RossiMarco Rossi
24
LandrinChristophe Landrin
Substitution89
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
25
N'DiayeSylvain N'Diaye
24
AmorosoChristian Amoroso
27
D'AmicoFernando D'Amico
77
BaronioRoberto Baronio
Yellow Card79
Substitution83
28
CheyrouBruno Cheyrou
Substitution85

Substitutes

12
CassanoMario Cassano
16
AllibertEric Allibert
6
AmaralAmaral
Substitution83
7
MuratiEdvin Murati
Substitution85
11
RossittoFabio Rossitto
8
CollotPatrick Collot
Substitution89
17
GonzálezEzequiel González
Substitution16
9
BeckMikkel Beck
25
PalomboAngelo Palombo
15
BoutoilleDjezon Boutoille
Substitution63
27
TarozziAndrea Tarozzi
17
HammadouRiad Hammadou
29
CeccarelliLuca Ceccarelli
Substitution89
22
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou

Coach

Roberto Mancini (ITA) Vahid Halilhodžić (BIH)

Referee

Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Oscar David Martinez Samaniego (ESP), Francisco Gonzalez Rodriguez (ESP)

Fourth official

Alfonso Peréz Burrull (ESP)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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