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  • Date:21 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Lille Metropole
  • Chedjou (48)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

91:40 +1.40

David Rozehnal fouled by Andwele Slory, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mickael Landreau.

85:43

Veselin Minev fouled by Idrissa Gana Gueye, the ref awards a free kick. Dos Santos Joaozinho crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

85:22

Ludovic Obraniak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yordan Miliev. Ivo Ivanov restarts play with the free kick.

84:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerry Vandam on Andwele Slory. Veselin Minev takes the direct free kick.

82:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Sow by Ivo Ivanov. David Rozehnal takes the free kick.

80:14

Florent Balmont leaves the field to be replaced by Antonio Mavuba.

79:04

Ludovic Obraniak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Veselin Minev. Ivo Ivanov restarts play with the free kick.

77:13

Franck Beria concedes a free kick for a foul on Dustley Mulder. Franck Beria is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by dos Santos Joaozinho.

76:06

Veselin Minev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ludovic Obraniak. Free kick taken by David Rozehnal.

71:37

Andwele Slory replaces Daniel Mladenov.

71:02

Vladimir Gadzhev takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Mickael Landreau.

69:51

Yao Gervinho joins the action as a substitute, replacing Eden Hazard.

68:27

Idrissa Gana Gueye concedes a free kick for a foul on Garra Dembele. Vladimir Gadzhev takes the free kick.

62:43

Ismail Isa on for Mariyan Ognyanov.

61:40

Daniel Mladenov challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Mladenov is given a yellow card. Eden Hazard takes the direct free kick.

61:12

Foul by Serginho Greene on Ludovic Obraniak, free kick awarded. Stephane Dumont restarts play with the free kick.

55:11

A cross is delivered by Dustley Mulder.

54:00

Pierre-Alain Frau leaves the field to be replaced by Moussa Sow.

53:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Rozehnal on Garra Dembele. Direct free kick taken by Veselin Minev.

48:59

Aurelien Chedjou scores a headed goal from close in. Lille 1-0 Levski Sofia.Stephane Dumont provided the assist for the goal.

43:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Dustley Mulder. Idrissa Gana Gueye takes the direct free kick.

38:08

Florent Balmont fouled by Vladimir Gadzhev, the ref awards a free kick. Ludovic Obraniak takes the free kick.

35:37

Unfair challenge on Daniel Mladenov by Franck Beria results in a free kick. Vladimir Gadzhev restarts play with the free kick.

32:45

Dustley Mulder challenges Florent Balmont unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Eden Hazard.

29:41

Foul by Aurelien Chedjou on Garra Dembele, free kick awarded. Yordan Miliev restarts play with the free kick.

25:56

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Eden Hazard.

25:30

Corner taken by Ludovic Obraniak.

24:49

Effort on goal by Idrissa Gana Gueye from 25 yards. Save made by Bozhidar Mitrev.

23:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Eden Hazard from the right by-line.

22:47

Eden Hazard takes a shot. Save by Bozhidar Mitrev.

19:36

Unfair challenge on Ludovic Obraniak by Ivo Ivanov results in a free kick. Ludovic Obraniak restarts play with the free kick.

19:10

Idrissa Gana Gueye fouled by Mariyan Ognyanov, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Rozehnal.

18:46

The offside flag is raised against Eden Hazard. Bozhidar Mitrev restarts play with the free kick.

18:17

Ludovic Obraniak takes a shot.

12:40

Daniel Mladenov takes a shot from 18 yards. Save made by Mickael Landreau.

11:25

Short corner worked by Eden Hazard.

8:26

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Eden Hazard.

4:52

Ludovic Obraniak is ruled offside. Bozhidar Mitrev takes the free kick.

3:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garra Dembele on Franck Beria. Mickael Landreau takes the direct free kick.

2:41

Serginho Greene gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard. Ludovic Obraniak restarts play with the free kick.

1:41

Corner from right by-line taken by Vladimir Gadzhev.

1:14

Daniel Mladenov takes a shot. Mickael Landreau makes a save.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

Match Preview

Garcia urges all-out attack Lille coach Rudi Garcia has urged his side to go for broke as they go in search of their first win in Europa League Group C against Bulgarians Levski Sofia. Garcia knows anything less than three points may not be enough for his side after their poor start to the campaign with home defeat to Sporting Lisbon followed by a point against Gent in Belgium. And with Levski coming into the game off the back of a 5-0 thumping at Sporting last time out and missing a host of big-name players, Garcia is urging all-out attack in a bid to leapfrog Levski in the group. Garcia said: "If we win this game we pass this team and re-position ourselves in the group. That is our goal. We know we will need at least nine points and perhaps 10 to qualify. "We've already used up at least one of our jokers and we would do well to win. I'm pretty confident about the fact that we can score some goals against the Bulgarian team." Levski started their Europa League campaign with a home victory over Gent but their away form is poor and having failed to win three consecutive games on their travels the Bulgarians know they are up against it. To make matters worse Levski have injury concerns with midfielders Hristo Yovov and Darko Tasevski both almost certainly out, and captain Georgi Petkov not even travelling to France. Coach Yassen Petrov said: "Levski are going out there to play good football. All teams are beatable - there are no unbeatable sides. Lille have weaknesses and if we are fully motivated we stand a chance." Levski will take some confidence into the trip after they consolidated their lead at the top of the Bulgarian league on Saturday with a 4-1 trouncing of strugglers Pirin Blagoevgrad. Lille, by contrast, saw their hopes of staying with the Ligue 1 pacesetters dashed last Sunday when they lost their first league match of the season, 3-1 at Lyon.

Formation:433Manager: Rudi Garcia

Lille

Formation: 4231Manager: Emil Velev

Levski Sofia

  • Mickael Landreau
  • Jerry Vandam
  • David Rozehnal
  • Aurelien Chedjou
  • Franck Beria
  • Idrissa Gana Gueye
  • Stephane Dumont
  • Florent Balmont
  • Eden Hazard
  • Pierre-Alain Frau
  • Ludovic Obraniak
  • SUBS
  • Alexandre Oukidja
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Moussa Sow
  • Adil Rami
  • Antonio Mavuba
  • Yao Gervinho

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Match Report

Chedjou wins it for Lille Aurelien Chedjou's second-half goal was enough to seal a first Europa League Group C win for Lille as they saw off Levski Sofia 1-0. In a match of few chances, Lille just about edged it and took their first three-point haul thanks to Chedjou's 49th-minute strike. The win saw Lille leapfrog Levski to go second in the pool, although they remain five points adrift of leaders Sporting Lisbon, who enjoyed a second consecutive five-goal haul in demolishing Gent 5-1 this evening. For Lille, nothing so emphatic was required, as they simply sought a win in any form. They did not have things all their own way, though, and it was Levski who started the stronger. The visitors almost snatched a lead after just 70 seconds when Daniel Mladenov's shot had to be tipped around the post by Mickael Landreau, but that explosive start was hardly a sign of what was to come in a first half of few chances. Mladenov's next effort was a powerful one from the edge of the box, but straightforward for Landreau. Lille's first opening came in the 19th minute and they could not have gone much closer to scoring as Ludovic Obraniak's effort struck the crossbar. Eden Hazard then brought a great save out of Bozhidar Mitrev, who used an outstretched glove to push the ball wide for a corner. Moments later, Mitrev made another save to keep out Idrissa Gana Gueye's powerful long-range effort and keep it goalless going into the break. The breakthrough arrived four minutes into the second half when Stephane Dumont crossed for Chedjou to head home from six yards. Lille were happy to shut up shop at that, and the second half dragged along with little action of note at either end. Levski did not get a sight of goal until 20 minutes from time when Vladimir Gadzhev resorted to shooting from 25 yards, leaving Landreau with an easy save. That proved to be the final chance of the game as Lille successfully saw the game out.

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