In an atmosphere of fair, Lille did not know how to cope, losing (2-1) in Salzburg on the second day of the Champions League. After their draw against Wolfsburg at home (0-0), the Northerners, who remained on two victories in Ligue 1, paid dearly for a few absences in the game which took them out of the match for a long time.
They will absolutely have to win against Sevilla in three weeks to keep their chances of qualifying for the eighth. “We made too many mistakes, we should have better negotiated certain moves, plague Benjamin André. We have four games left. We will play them thoroughly. “
A questionable first penalty
The action that turns the game, at the half hour of play, remained a long time across the throat of Lille. The slow-motion, however, seems pretty clear. Disorganized on an Austrian counter-attack, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s players tripped over the lawn. Gudmunsson, first, rubs Ademeyi who calls the ball fifteen meters in front of the surface.
The Swede, unbalanced, tripped himself up, leaving the field open to the German. The latter receives the offering in the box at the same time as he is carried away by a slipped tackle from Botman. The referee whistles a penalty, gives a yellow card to the northern defender, then goes to consult the images on his control screen at the edge of the field. He comes back comforted, provoking the ire of Lille.
A second much less
Ademeyi, who had failed two weeks ago in the same position during his team’s draw in Seville, finds Grbic’s right top corner this time (35th). Salzburg leads (1-0). Lille thwarted, draft as often since the start of the season. The champion of France does not manage to develop his game. He loses the ball very quickly and multiplies the fears. Weah, who cannot be seen, and his troops pass very close to conceding a second goal just before half-time. Grbic’s left post plays the last ramparts then Ulmer resumes right next to the cage.
The shipwreck is not far away. It seems to come as the rain begins to fall on the way back from the locker room. On a free kick, Yilmaz in the wall, deflects the ball with his elbow. New penalty. And the same punishment. Ademeyi, 19, is not shaking. Lille is stunned but does not drown.
On a powerful free kick from Yilmaz at the entrance to the surface, goalkeeper Köhn misses and starts the match all alone (63rd). The Northerners do not take advantage of it. Too nervous, they fail to be dangerous, like Ikoné, who entered the second half, often lonely.
Salzburg – Lille 2-1 (1-0)
Arbitre: M. Halil Umut Meler (Turquie).
Goals. Salzburg: Adeyemi (35th sp; 53rd sp); Lille: Yilmaz (63rd).
Yellow cards. Salzburg: Adeyemi (53rd); Lille: Botman (30th), Xeka (45th), Yilmaz (51st), Fonte (66th)? Bamba (88th)
RB Salzburg: Köhn – Kristensen, Onguéné, Wöber, Ulmer (cap.) – Camara – Aaronson, Sucic, Seiwald – Okafor (Sesko, 62nd), Adeyemi. Coach: Matthias Jaissle.
Lille: Grbic – Djalo, Fonte (cap.), Botman, Gudmundsson – Weah (Bamba, 60e), Xeka (Onana, 60e), André, Gomes (Ikoné, 60e) – Yilmaz, David. Trainer: Jocelyn Gourvennec.