Group stage (Group C) - 16/12/2010 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time) - Lille Métropole - Villeneuve-d'Ascq
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Lille - Gent 3-0 - 16/12/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

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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On-song Lille power past Gent into last 32 
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LilleGent

Goals scored3
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards0
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners12
 
7
Fouls committed15
 
16
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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: 17/12/10 23.06CET

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Quotes

  • Ludovic Obraniak

    "we enjoyed ourselves immensely and the third goal capped a beautiful night"

  • Eden Hazard

    "We hit the post three times and we scored three goals: That's encouraging "

Lineups

lille

Lille

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
HazardEden Hazard
Substitution61'
30
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič

Substitutes

16
MoukoBarel Mouko (GK)
1
BoeckxFrank Boeckx (GK)
8
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution61'
Goal89'
5
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit
18
BeriaFranck Beria
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 Clos Gómez (ESP)

Assistant referees

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

Fourth official

José Luis Paradas Romero (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

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

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  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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