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Frau strike hands Lille initiative

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 21.30CET
LOSC Lille Métropole 2-1 Fenerbahçe SK
A second-half goal from Pierre-Alain Frau earned the French hosts the slightest of advantages to protect in next Thursday's second leg.

Match statistics

LilleFenerbahçe

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
3
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 21.30CET

Frau strike hands Lille initiative

LOSC Lille Métropole 2-1 Fenerbahçe SK
A second-half goal from Pierre-Alain Frau earned the French hosts the slightest of advantages to protect in next Thursday's second leg.

A second-half goal from Pierre-Alain Frau ensured LOSC Lille Métropole will carry a slender advantage into the second leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie against Fenerbahçe SK.

Les Dogues enjoyed the perfect start when Florent Balmont broke the deadlock inside three minutes, yet just moments later Gökçek Vederson scored a potentially vital away goal. Frau's 52nd-minute strike then ensured Lille will travel to Istanbul on 25 February in optimistic mood, although they will be without midfield duo Balmont and Yohan Cabaye, both of whom picked up yellow cards and suspensions. For their part, Fenerbahçe will be missing left-back André Santos for the same reason.

Already brimming with confidence having won their last 11 home matches, the hosts roared out of the blocks, Balmont surging forward, exchanging passes with Eden Hazard and slotting a low effort past Volkan Demirel. Yet no sooner had the celebrations died down than the Yellow Canaries drew level, Vederson hitting a superb swerving shot over the advanced Mickaël Landreau from 30 metres.

With both defences being stretched, Volkan needed to produce a fine point-blank stop to deny Frau as Rudi Garcia's charges attacked with urgency. Hazard missed from distance and Stéphane Dumont nodded a Ludovic Obraniak free-kick wide, yet it was the Turkish team who came closest to going in front before half-time. With the hosts over-committed, Alex and Daniel Güiza broke clean through, but with just Landreau to beat Güiza over-hit an attempted return pass.

Lille finished second-top scorers in the group stage, and it came as little surprise when they restored their advantage seven minutes into the second period. Substitute Deniz Barış failed to intercept Balmont's crossfield ball and that allowed Frau to steal in and slip a shot past the exposed Volkan. Although Güiza squandered a glorious chance to equalise again late on, shooting tamely at Landreau, Fenerbahçe will feel they remain very much alive in the tie.

Last updated: 27/09/14 4.07CET

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Lineups

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LOSC

fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe

16
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
1
Volkan DemirelVolkan Demirel (GK)
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
Goal3
Yellow Card6
2
LuganoDiego Lugano
Substitution10
10
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Yellow Card39
15
EmersonEmerson
6
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
Goal5
17
FrauPierre-Alain Frau
Goal52
Substitution69
9
GüizaDaniel Güiza
18
BériaFranck Béria
10
AlexAlex (C)
Substitution90+3
22
ChedjouAurélien Chedjou
16
CristianCristian
23
RamiAdil Rami
20
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
Substitution73
24
MavubaRio Mavuba (C)
27
André SantosAndré Santos
Yellow Card71
26
E. HazardEden Hazard
Substitution84
58
BilicaBilica
29
DumontStéphane Dumont
Substitution60
77
Gökhan GönülGökhan Gönül

Substitutes

1
ButelleLudovic Butelle (GK)
88
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
2
DebuchyMathieu Debuchy
15
Bekir İrtegünBekir İrtegün
3
VandamJerry Vandam
19
Önder TuracıÖnder Turacı
7
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Substitution60
Yellow Card79
21
Selçuk ŞahinSelçuk Şahin
Substitution90+3
11
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
23
Semih ŞentürkSemih Şentürk
20
TouréLarsen Touré
Substitution84
24
Deniz BarışDeniz Barış
Substitution10
27
GervinhoGervinho
Substitution69
66
Mehmet TopuzMehmet Topuz
Substitution73

Coach

Rudi Garcia (FRA) Christoph Daum (GER)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP), Jon Nunez Fernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Estrada (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

César Muñiz (ESP), Carlos Gómez (ESP)

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