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Lens ensure dream start for Papin

Published: Thursday 30 August 2007, 22.00CET
RC Lens 5-1 BSC Young Boys (agg: 6-2)
Jean-Pierre Papin enjoyed a memorable first match in charge of Lens as the home side recorded a big win.
by Christian Châtelet

Match statistics

LensYoung Boys

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 30 August 2007, 22.00CET

Lens ensure dream start for Papin

RC Lens 5-1 BSC Young Boys (agg: 6-2)
Jean-Pierre Papin enjoyed a memorable first match in charge of Lens as the home side recorded a big win.

Jean-Pierre Papin enjoyed a gilded start to life at the helm of RC Lens as his charges overwhelmed BSC Young Boys at the Stade Félix-Bollaert, a 5-1 win securing a one-sided aggregate triumph.

Early breakthrough
Things had been far less comfortable in Switzerland a fortnight ago when it took a late Olivier Monterrubio strike to earn a share of the spoils for Guy Roux's team. The veteran coach has since made way for Papin but if there were any early nerves they were soon displaced when Aruna Dindane headed in Monterrubio's 12th-minute corner. Four minutes later it was 2-0 when Dindane broke and his cross was firmly met by Kanga Akalé.

Dream conclusion
Lens did not have it all there own way and just after the half-hour Hakan Yakin sent Carlos Varela clear and the midfielder rounded Vedran Runje to reduce the deficit. Ten minutes after the restart the tie was all but over, however, when Akalé and Dindane combined again for the latter to make it 3-0 and further goals from Eric Carrière (67) and substitute Simon Feindouno (90) sealed a comprehensive win. "I could not imagine a better performance for my first game here," Papin enthused.

Last updated: 31/08/07 11.35CET

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Lineups

lens

Lens

young boys

Young Boys

11
AkaléKanga Akalé
Goal16
4
CalvanoTiago Calvano
10
CarrièreÉric Carrière
Goal67
Substitution69
9
DanielJoão Paulo Daniel
25
BiševacMilan Biševac
22
HochstrasserXavier Hochstrasser
Substitution60
15
LaurentiFabien Laurenti
16
RaimondiMario Raimondi
Yellow Card41
2
RamosMarco Ramos
Yellow Card34
8
RegazzoniAlberto Regazzoni
27
DindaneAruna Dindane
Goal13
Goal58
Substitution73
12
PortilloMiguel Portillo
3
HiltonHilton (C)
19
VarelaCarlos Varela
Goal32
Yellow Card33
Substitution64
23
KovačevićNenad Kovačević
1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
18
MonterrubioOlivier Monterrubio
10
Hakan YakinHakan Yakin (C)
Yellow Card35
Substitution73
1
RunjeVedran Runje (GK)
33
KallioToni Kallio
28
SableJulien Sable
Substitution75
26
SchneuwlyMarco Schneuwly
Yellow Card59

Substitutes

7
BoukariAbdoulrazak Boukari
Substitution73
31
Joetex FrimpongJoetex Frimpong
Substitution60
19
AubeyLucien Aubey
18
CollavitiPaolo Collaviti (GK)
21
Sidi KeitaSidi Keita
Substitution69
14
C. SchneuwlyChristian Schneuwly
Substitution73
38
FeindounoSimon Feindouno
Substitution75
Goal89
20
KavakErhan Kavak
Substitution64
4
CoulibalyAdama Coulibaly
27
MadouFranck Madou
16
Le CromRonan Le Crom (GK)
22
LacourtJonathan Lacourt

Coach

Jean-Pierre Papin (FRA) Martin Andermatt (SUI)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Glenn Turner (ENG), David Richardson (ENG)

Fourth official

Stephen Tanner (ENG)

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