For Lille, the dream turns to a nightmare 4

The LOSC has been corrected at home by BATE Borisov (3-1) on Wednesday for his first group match of the Champions League. An offense to the Northerners who are living in crisis and must react quickly in the league.

Losc Lille vs Fc Bate Borisov - champions League - 19/09/2012

Losc Lille vs Fc Bate Borisov – champions League – 19/09/2012

Who could have imagined such a disaster? Certainly not Rudi Garcia, who had urged his men to return to the path of victory for reassurance after a difficult start to the season in Ligue 1 (1 win, 3 draws, 1 defeat). This is totally the opposite that happened for the opening match of the LOSC in its fifth Champions League campaign.

However, Lille started this meeting with the best ratio of goals (0.85 goals per game) among the 32 teams who compete in this Champions League 2012-2013. How to explain the  defensive catastrophe of Rio Mavuba and co surprised by a magnificent strike from Volodko who had plenty of time to  aim a missile in the top corner of Mickael Landreau’s goal (5th)? Unable to project forward and to create every opportunity, Lille have even taken a real blow to the head by conceding a second goal against  Rodionov (20th).

The curse of the first match LOSC definitely flowing even before half-time following the strikes Olekhnovich, which adjusts Mickael Landreau in the penalty area (43). At the break, Rudi Garcia asks only a reaction of pride in his players, booed by the public stadium. With one success to his name in most European Cup, the club’s mission northerner was impossible. And the miracle has not occurred despite compelling entries involved Mendes and Ryan Nolan Roux instead of Marvin Martin and Tulio De Melo at halftime. Aurélien Chedjou gives out a little hope for the cutting path of Payet’s corner (60).

The flood of opportunities does not change anything. Dimitri Payet, omnipresent in the game, is not on target (62nd, 69th, 72nd and 79th). The sign of a meeting to forget. Evidence of team total loss of confidence and has not won its first match of C1.

They do not even deserve third place in the group, I believe . The qualification for the knockout stages is already severely compromised and the situation of Lille worrying.

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