Champions League: Lille beats Salzburg and approaches the round of 16

How far away this cold shouting pushed by José Fonte on November 6 in front of the camera. While Losc conceded a draw in front of his audience against the SCO of Angers, the Portuguese captain literally called for fines to be imposed on his too many partners who returned to the locker room without greeting their fans. This Tuesday evening, shortly before 11 pm, we give it to you in a thousand: not a Dogue was missing to the call of the party with the 35,000 spectators of Pierre Mauroy.

And for good reason, fifteen days after the feat in Seville, Losc signed a new major performance on the European scene by winning at home against Salzburg (1-0). A narrow success acquired thanks to the star striker Jonathan David (31st) on a tumble as angry as lucky from Yilmaz, and which brings Lille closer to a qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League, unexplored territory since 2007. Go You have to go back to this European campaign and October 2006 to find a victory for Losc at “home” – even if the match had taken place at Bollaert in Lens.

Before the final day, the 2021 champions of France are therefore leading the very tight group G with eight points. While everyone can still qualify, the French will challenge Wolfsburg (4th, 5 points) on December 8. A draw will be enough for their happiness but be careful not to spoil everything and be crushed by the stake.

“The coach always told us that we were going to beat Salzburg and that we would play a final in Wolfsburg”

“We had to get revenge tonight (2-1 defeat in the first leg) with our supporters. We knew how important this match was in the group, welcomed the Canadian scorer at the microphone of Canal +. The coach always told us that we were going to beat Salzburg and that we would play a final in Wolfsburg ”.

The control was not total tonight and this Lille did not work on his vis-à-vis. Only, like his champion season last year, he conceded almost nothing and mastered the midfield battle, before taking advantage of his arrows on the wings. It will now be necessary to keep this aggressiveness and this rigor in Ligue 1 to leave this 12th place which is a stain with regard to this very nice European destiny. “We played the game we wanted, give Salzburg few chances (…) Do we deserve, do we not deserve? I dunno. In any case, we won 1-0, ”said Jocelyn Gourvennec, satisfied to have rectified the position of his block after a difficult start.

“To be first in the group before the last game, we put in a lot of effort. We do honor to the competition and to Ligue 1, it’s not nothing, he continued. Now nothing is done. It will take a big fight in Wolfsburg ”.

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