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Clinical Sporting edge past Lille

Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 20.45CET
LOSC Lille Métropole 1-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal
First-half goals from Simon Vukčević and Hélder Postiga set the Portuguese visitors on course for a fine victory in France.
by Matthew Spiro
from Stade Lille Métropole

Match statistics

LilleSporting

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners11
 
1
Offsides6
 
1
Fouls committed7
 
24
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 20.45CET

Clinical Sporting edge past Lille

LOSC Lille Métropole 1-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal
First-half goals from Simon Vukčević and Hélder Postiga set the Portuguese visitors on course for a fine victory in France.

First-half goals from Simon Vukčević and Hélder Postiga ensured Sporting Clube de Portugal opened Group C with a fine victory away to LOSC Lille Métropole.

The 2004/05 UEFA Cup finalists were at their clinical best in the opening period, storming into a two-goal lead through Vukčević on 11 minutes and Postiga's precise header before the break. Although Les Dogues improved dramatically, pulling one back through Pierre-Alain Frau, they had left themselves with too much work to do.

Seeking a first-ever win on French soil, the visitors enjoyed the perfect start. Abel led a rapid counterattack up the right, and after his cross had been helped on by André Santos, Vukčević slotted in at the far post. The Ligue 1 outfit were unbeaten in their last eight European home games yet struggled to come to terms with Sporting's early passing. Paulo Sérgio's charges looked dangerous every time they ventured up the right, Vukčević and Abel doubling up to give Jerry Vandam a torrid time.

In the 34th minute, Lille's 21-year-old full-back could not prevent Abel teasing over a fine cross that was nodded emphatically into the top corner by Postiga. Lille boss Rudi Garcia reacted by sending on Emerson and Eden Hazard for Vandam and Stéphane Dumont, and immediately the hosts improved, Mathieu Debuchy forcing Tiago into his first save on 44 minutes with a stinging drive.

They continued to press after the break, and halved the deficit through Frau before the hour, the forward stroking home after Tiago had spilled Hazard's left-footed strike. The Belgian substitute gave Garcia's team fresh impetus, but after he teed up Ludovic Obraniak in the 76th minute, the midfielder's low shot was deflected narrowly wide. Lille threw everything they had at the Portuguese club in the dying moments but could not find a way through.

Last updated: 27/09/14 1.55CET

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Lineups

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LOSC

sporting

Sporting

1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
16
TiagoTiago (GK)
2
DebuchyMathieu Debuchy
Yellow Card75
2
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
Yellow Card10
3
VandamJerry Vandam
Substitution39
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço (C)
Yellow Card48
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
Yellow Card85
10
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
9
SaleiroCarlos Saleiro
Substitution90+2
14
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
21
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
17
FrauPierre-Alain Frau
Goal57
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Goal34
23
RamiAdil Rami
Yellow Card8
26
André SantosAndré Santos
24
MavubaRio Mavuba (C)
Substitution73
33
Diogo SalomãoDiogo Salomão
Substitution82
27
GervinhoGervinho
77
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Goal11
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution73
29
DumontStéphane Dumont
Substitution39
78
AbelAbel

Substitutes

30
OukidjaAlexandre Oukidja (GK)
30
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
5
GueyeIdrissa Gueye
5
EvaldoEvaldo
Substitution82
6
SouaréPape Souaré
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
7
CabayeYohan Cabaye
Substitution73
15
ValdésJaime Valdés
8
SowMoussa Sow
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
15
EmersonEmerson
Substitution39
44
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
Substitution90+2
26
E. HazardEden Hazard
Substitution39
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Substitution73

Coach

Rudi Garcia (FRA) Paulo Sérgio (POR)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Andre Marriner (ENG), Michael Jones (ENG)

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