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Lille see off Slavia to secure progress

Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 22.50CET
LOSC Lille Métropole 3-1 SK Slavia Praha
Yohan Cabaye, Gervinho and Ludovic Obraniak were all on target as the French side qualified from Group B with a solid home victory.
by Andrew Haslam
from Lille Métropole Stadium

Match statistics

LilleSlavia Praha

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
9
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Offsides5
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 22.50CET

Lille see off Slavia to secure progress

LOSC Lille Métropole 3-1 SK Slavia Praha
Yohan Cabaye, Gervinho and Ludovic Obraniak were all on target as the French side qualified from Group B with a solid home victory.

An impressive first-half display laid the platform for a decisive victory against SK Slavia Praha as LOSC Lille Métropole secured their place in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League.

Contrasting halves
Needing a win to make sure of edging out Genoa CFC for a berth in Friday's draw, Lille had already threatened on several occasions before Yohan Cabaye found the net for the fourth successive game midway through the first period. Another player in fine scoring form, Gervinho, doubled the advantage five minutes before half-time with his fifth goal in as many matches and, though Stanislav Vlček revived Slavia's hopes of bowing out of the competition on a high, Ludovic Obraniak's fine curling strike ensured Lille would finish second in Group B.

Flying high
Having won their last five home matches and scored four goals in each of their last four Ligue 1 outings, Lille kicked off with confidence soaring and within 30 seconds Deniss Romanovs was racing from his line to deny Gervinho. The Slavia goalkeeper then dived to his left to fingertip Cabaye's shot behind, but was left exposed when the Lille midfielder robbed Vitali Trubila from the resulting corner and drilled in a low shot. Although Mickaël Landreau made eye-catching stops from Peter Grajciar and Vlček, further Lille goals always looked likely and after Romanovs had correctly read Gervinho's near-post effort, the goalkeeper was beaten again as the Ivory Coast forward turned in Pierre-Alain Frau's inviting cross.

Stadium bonus
Frau had the chance to wrap things up in the first period's final action, galloping clear only to be denied first by Romanovs and then the upright, and there was more good news for the home fans at the interval with the announcement that planning permission has been granted for Lille's new stadium, scheduled to open in July 2012. Slavia briefly spoiled the celebratory atmosphere when Grajciar threaded a pass through for Vlček to halve the arrears eleven minutes after half-time, yet the home side regrouped and Obraniak eased any lingering nerves with ten minutes remaining.

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Lineups

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LOSC

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Slavia Praha

16
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
31
RomanovsDeniss Romanovs (GK)
3
VandamJerry Vandam
4
HubáčekDavid Hubáček
Yellow Card45
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
Yellow Card73
5
ČelůstkaOndřej Čelůstka
7
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Goal25
Substitution46
6
Ragued Hocine Ragued
10
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
Goal80
7
VlčekStanislav Vlček (C)
Goal56
Substitution87
17
FrauPierre-Alain Frau
Substitution81
8
JandaPetr Janda
Yellow Card51
Substitution84
18
BériaFranck Béria
9
HloušekAdam Hloušek
22
ChedjouAurélien Chedjou
19
KrajčíkMatěj Krajčík
23
RamiAdil Rami
24
TrubiloVitali Trubilo
Substitution73
24
MavubaRio Mavuba (C)
25
HošekJan Hošek
27
GervinhoGervinho
Goal40
Substitution68
27
GrajciarPeter Grajciar

Substitutes

1
ButelleLudovic Butelle (GK)
28
VaniakMartin Vaniak (GK)
9
De MeloTúlio De Melo
Substitution81
12
VasiljevićDušan Vasiljević
11
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
14
ŠenkeříkZdeněk Šenkeřík
Substitution73
14
VittekRóbert Vittek
18
NaumovRiste Naumov
Substitution87
15
EmersonEmerson
20
KorešŠtěpán Koreš
26
E. HazardEden Hazard
Substitution68
21
BelaidTijani Belaid
Substitution84
29
DumontStéphane Dumont
Substitution46
22
VomáčkaBenjamin Vomáčka

Coach

Rudi Garcia (FRA) Karel Jarolím (CZE)

Referee

Hannes Kaasik (EST)

Assistant referees

Marko Leevand (EST), Silver Koiv (EST)

Fourth official

Jaan Roos (EST)

Additional assistant referees

Sten Kaldma (EST), Eiko Saar (EST)

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