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On-song Lille power past Gent into last 32

Published: Thursday 16 December 2010, 20.53CET
LOSC Lille Métropole 3-0 KAA Gent
Lille reached the knockout stages for the second season running after beating Gent to leapfrog the Belgian side into second spot in Group C.
by Matt Spiro
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Match statistics

LilleGent

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners12
 
7
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
16
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 December 2010, 20.53CET

On-song Lille power past Gent into last 32

LOSC Lille Métropole 3-0 KAA Gent
Lille reached the knockout stages for the second season running after beating Gent to leapfrog the Belgian side into second spot in Group C.

LOSC Lille Métropole reached the UEFA Europa League knockout stages for the second season running after defeating KAA Gent 3-0 to leapfrog the Belgian Cup winners into second in Group C.

It may have been only their second triumph in the pool, but Lille ultimately eased in the last 32 with a powerful performance. Rudi Garcia's charges bossed the game throughout, hitting the post three times as well as scoring through Ludovic Obraniak, Pierre-Alain Frau and Moussa Sow. The result takes the French outfit a point clear of Gent in the final standings.

With the driving rain turning to snow before kick-off, the freezing conditions were always liable to have an impact and so it proved. Playing a more direct style than their opponents, the Ligue 1 leaders started strongly, coming close on 11 minutes when Túlio De Melo turned Frau's cutback against the upright.

While Lille played low-risk football, Francky Dury's men frequently got themselves in trouble trying to pass out of defence. The conditions were prompting errors, and when Marko Šuler under-hit a back pass on the half-hour, Obraniak burst through and dribbled nimbly around goalkeeper Bojan Jorgačević before slotting in.

Another Šuler slip presented Les Dogues with another chance, Obraniak hitting the post after being teed up by Eden Hazard. Gent almost conceded again before the interval, Jorgačević making a fine save to keep out Obraniak's drive following another defensive lapse.

The all-important second arrived in the 56th minute, as Frau robbed Christophe Lepoint on the edge of the penalty area and drilled in a low, right-footed shot. Although Bernd Thijs missed two good opportunities for the visitors, there was no denying Lille's superiority. Indeed, Sow had already been denied by the woodwork when the substitute rounded Jorgačević to add gloss to the score on 89 minutes.

Last updated: 01/12/12 22.59CET

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Lineups

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LOSC

gent

Gent

1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
29
JorgačevićBojan Jorgačević (GK)
2
DebuchyMathieu Debuchy (C)
Yellow Card87
3
ŠulerMarko Šuler
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
Substitution85
6
WilsStef Wils
Yellow Card38
7
CabayeYohan Cabaye
7
SmoldersTim Smolders
9
De MeloTúlio De Melo
Yellow Card62
8
ThijsBernd Thijs (C)
Yellow Card55
10
ObraniakLudovic Obraniak
Goal30
10
AzofeifaRandall Azofeifa
Substitution46
14
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
11
El GhanassyYassine El Ghanassy
Substitution63
15
EmersonEmerson
16
CoulibalyElimane Coulibaly
Yellow Card40
Substitution63
17
FrauPierre-Alain Frau
Goal56
Substitution72
25
WallaceWallace
Yellow Card65
23
RamiAdil Rami
Yellow Card18
26
LepointChristophe Lepoint
Yellow Card87
26
E. HazardEden Hazard
Substitution61
30
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič

Substitutes

16
MoukoBarel Mouko (GK)
1
BoeckxFrank Boeckx (GK)
8
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution61
Goal89
5
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit
18
BériaFranck Béria
Substitution85
14
BarićMario Barić
22
ChedjouAurélien Chedjou
19
De SmetStijn De Smet
24
MavubaRio Mavuba
Substitution72
23
ArbeitmanShlomi Arbeitman
Substitution63
28
LyngEmil Lyng
24
SoumahoroYaya Soumahoro
Substitution63
29
DumontStéphane Dumont
28
ContéIbrahima Conté
Substitution46

Coach

Rudi Garcia (FRA) Francky Dury (BEL)

Referee

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Juan José Gallego Galindo (ESP), Luis Martinez (ESP)

Fourth official

José Luis Paradas Romero (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

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