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Ibrahima Conte takes a shot. Mickael Landreau makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ibrahima Conte. Corner from right by-line taken by Ibrahima Conte.
Moussa Sow scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lille 3-0 AA Gent.The assist for the goal came from Yohan Cabaye.
Tim Smolders receives a caution. Mathieu Debuchy goes into the book.
Foul by Elimane Coulibaly on Antonio Mavuba, free kick awarded. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball, Vinicius De Melo takes a shot. Save by Bojan Jorgacevic. Foul by Tim Smolders on Ludovic Obraniak, free kick awarded. Franck Beria is brought on as a substitute for Florent Balmont. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Obraniak.
Ludovic Obraniak takes a shot. Save by Bojan Jorgacevic. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Florent Balmont from the right by-line.
Foul by Christophe Lepoint on Florent Balmont, free kick awarded. Antonio Mavuba takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Moussa Sow takes a shot. Save by Bojan Jorgacevic.
Foul by Florent Balmont on Shlomi Arbeitman, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Elimane Coulibaly, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Bernd Thijs goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Antonio Mavuba replaces Pierre-Alain Frau.
Ibrahima Conte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vinicius De Melo. Free kick taken by Ludovic Obraniak. Moussa Sow takes a shot. Save by Bojan Jorgacevic. Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Shot by Vinicius De Melo from deep inside the penalty area bounces off the post.
The referee books Vinicius De Melo for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christophe Lepoint by Vinicius De Melo. Yassine El Ghanassy leaves the field to be replaced by Shlomi Arbeitman. Direct free kick taken by Christophe Lepoint. Fernando Wallace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Florent Balmont. Booking for Fernando Wallace for unsporting behaviour. Ludovic Obraniak has an effort direct from the free kick.
Moussa Sow replaces Eden Hazard.
Unfair challenge on Fernando Wallace by Pierre-Alain Frau results in a free kick. Fernando Wallace takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Yassine El Ghanassy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bernd Thijs on Eden Hazard. Bernd Thijs receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Eden Hazard takes the direct free kick. A goal is scored by Pierre-Alain Frau from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Lille 2-0 AA Gent.
Corner taken left-footed by Yassine El Ghanassy.
Ludovic Obraniak concedes a free kick for a foul on Yassine El Ghanassy. Yassine El Ghanassy takes the direct free kick.
Ibrahima Conte comes on in place of Randall Azofeifa.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ludovic Obraniak.
Ludovic Obraniak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yassine El Ghanassy. Randall Azofeifa takes the free kick.
Yohan Cabaye takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Ludovic Obraniak takes a shot. Save by Bojan Jorgacevic.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yohan Cabaye.
Randall Azofeifa takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy. Foul by Stef Wils on Eden Hazard, free kick awarded. Stef Wils shown a yellow card. Shot comes in from Eden Hazard from the free kick, save made by Bojan Jorgacevic. Elimane Coulibaly receives a caution. Adil Rami fouled by Elimane Coulibaly, the ref awards a free kick. Ludovic Obraniak takes the direct free kick.
Randall Azofeifa takes the direct free kick.
Yohan Cabaye grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Lille 1-0 AA Gent.
Ludovic Obraniak finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Lille 1-0 AA Gent.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Tim Smolders. Direct free kick taken by Eden Hazard.
The referee blows for offside against Randall Azofeifa. Mickael Landreau restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Randall Azofeifa, David Rozehnal manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Ludovic Obraniak offside. Free kick taken by Bojan Jorgacevic.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vinicius De Melo by Christophe Lepoint. Adil Rami fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Florent Balmont takes a shot. Save by Bojan Jorgacevic.
Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, Bojan Jorgacevic makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Conceicao Emerson.
Corner taken by Conceicao Emerson from the right by-line.
Bernd Thijs concedes a free kick for a foul on Adil Rami. Caution for Adil Rami. Free kick taken by Ludovic Obraniak.
Adil Rami takes a inswinging corner.
Shot by Vinicius De Melo from inside the penalty box hits the post.
Tim Smolders takes a shot. Save by Mickael Landreau.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Conceicao Emerson. Bojan Jorgacevic restarts play with the free kick.
Pierre-Alain Frau takes a shot. Save made by Bojan Jorgacevic.
Mathieu Debuchy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Smolders. Bojan Jorgacevic restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Pierre-Alain Frau on Zlatan Ljubijankic. Zlatan Ljubijankic restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Eden Hazard.
The match gets underway.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Gent aiming to end away-day misery
Gent will need to end a woeful away record to advance to the last 32 of the Europa League.
The Belgian side are currently in second place in Group C and need just a point against Lille to ensure they join group winners Sporting Lisbon in the knockout phase of the competition.
However, Lille are flying high at the top of Ligue 1 and need to win to claim second place in the group themselves, while Gent have lost their last eight European away games since beating Northern Irish side Cliftonville 4-0 in the Intertoto Cup in 2007.
Lille have lost just one of their last 10 European home games, winning eight and drawing one, but Gent coach Francky Dury is looking forward to the tie.
"It is certainly the most exciting game of my career as a coach," said Dury, a former police detective. "I said to my players they have a unique chance to be in Europe over the winter for the first time since 1991-92.
"Be honest now. With Lille and Sporting Lisbon we are competing with two teams who could play in the Champions League.
"I think for the match we can have great confidence. I would be really surprised if were outplayed like in Lisbon (where they lost 5-1).
"I believe we know enough about the French league to allow us to combat Lille. In the difficult moments that are sure to come we will remain organised.
"I watched Lille play against Bordeaux and Lorient and that should give me a complete picture of their system."
Lille sneak through
Lille snatched second place in Europa League Group C from opponents Gent and also qualification to the next round thanks to goals from Ludovic Obraniak, Pierre-Alain Frau and Moussa Sow.
The French side had gone in to the final fixtures of the group two points behind their Belgian opponents and facing elimination from the competition.
But a goal from Obraniak on the half-hour set them on their way before Frau and Sow wrapped up the victory which ensured their passage to the next stage, at Gent's expense, when they scored after 56 and 88 minutes respectively.
Lille could have added to their lead but hit the woodwork on more than one occasion and also found Gent goalkeeper Bojan Jorgacevic in good form.
Lille were on the attack early but Eden Hazard's first-minute corner was cleared and Frau shot from outside the penalty area but his effort was straight at Jorgacevic who caught the ball easily.
It was 10 minutes into the game before Gent had a shot on target but Tim Smolders saw his effort from 20 yards caught by Mickael Landreau.
A minute later Lille went close to breaking the deadlock when Vinicius De Melo saw his shot from 12 yards hit the post.
Lille had a series of corners and then Florent Balmont fired in a shot which was saved by Jorgacevic.
Lille took the lead on the half hour when Obraniak finished with a right-footed shot from 12 yards.
Obraniak went close to adding his and Lille's second but saw his shot from the edge of the area turned around the post by Jorgacevic.
Lille doubled their lead after 56 minutes when Frau slotted home from close range.
Obraniak took a free-kick from distance but his effort was over the bar as the home side tried to kill the tie off and confirm their passage to the next stage.
De Melo then hit the post with a shot and Sow forced a save out of Jorgacevic as Lille continued their search for a third goal.
Gent's Bernd Thijs should have done better when he met a free-kick from Elimane Coulibaly but his header was off target.
Jorgacevic again denied Lille a third goal when he saved Sow's shot and the keeper came to his side's rescue with eight minutes to go when he kept out a brilliant 20-yard shot from Obraniak.
But Lille added a third with two minutes to go when Sow finished from 12 yards after being set up by Yohan Cabaye's pass.
Ibrahima Conte's late bid for a consolation goal for Gent was thwarted when Landreau saved his long-range shot.
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