Lille loses in Bratislava, but remains at the top of its group

“I’m not happy,” Paulo Fonseca is angry with his players

Losc coach Paulo Fonseca could not appreciate the performance of his team, kept under control on the grass field of Slovan Bratislava (1-1). “I’m not happy. I think we did the most difficult part by scoring against a team that defends very low and then we keep taking risks. We know they want counter-attacks, they want set pieces and we didn’t do that very well. We did that. To learn, because when we play 1-0 we can’t win like that by forcing situations and attacking hard. It’s a disappointment because we want to win, we dominated, but it has to get better managed.” And continued: “If we can win, we should not take such risks. The problem is that after scoring we keep attacking and forcing situations. For us it is important to win, but also not to lose. In the end they have three counter situations because we want to attack. That is not possible.”

With Valentin Jamin

It is over ! 1-1 between Slovan Bratislava and Losc!

Distribution of yellow cards after the final whistle, as the Slovaks came to complain that a final corner awarded after the announced six minutes of stoppage time had not been blown.

The people of Lille will have some regrets. The Mastiffs indeed opened the score through Angel Gomes and seemed to have done the most against a hitherto harmless Slovan Bratislava.

But Losc logically broke down after a long Slovak quarter. Despite this draw, the northern club still has one point ahead of its opponent in the leading group.

The residents of Lille try to support

They get a few set pieces against the disciplined Slovaks before the final minutes.

Six minutes of extra time!

Weiss is warned at the beginning of this.

Savvidis edition

The Greek at number 88 is replaced by Kankava, who passed through Reims and Valenciennes.

Cabella gives up her seat

Average match, like many Lille residents. He is replaced by Cavaleiro.


The Lille defender cannot place his head properly and Borjan is able to push away.

Barsegyan is warned

Tactical mistake to stop Cabella and a Lille transition.

Vladimir Weiss enters

The most famous name in the Slovenian selection (with the Canadian goalkeeper Borjan?) replaces the rather clumsy Strelec.


We felt it coming a bit and it was goalscorer Cavriv who equalized after a good run and cut the ball into the corner from six meters. 1-1!

The ball flies in front of Chevalier’s goal

Another scare for the Lille defense, used from the goal.


Big wingspan from the Lille goalkeeper to counter the Slovakian’s diving ball! We shouldn’t have said Losc did the hardest part…

First Lille changes

David, Ounas and Alexsandro replace Yazici, Zhegrova and Yoro.

On the Bratislava side, Cavric replaces Marcelli.


We didn’t really understand if it was offside (as indicated on the screen) or an initial foul on Umtiti, but we’ll take it!

Video arbitration also takes time

Not easy for shooter Barseghyan. The foul looked relatively clear at real speed, but the referees may check the contact beforehand, letting Umtiti down…


It’s a shame, so soon after the opening score. Umtiti is on the ground in the area and tries to intervene, catching an attacker.

Marcelli creates a bit of tension in the ranks of Lille

The attacker strikes from the left and has time to swing with the right, but his shot evades the goal.

Video verification takes time

The goal is ultimately declared invalid. Still 0-1!

Goal denied to Yazici for offside!

Slovan Bratislava has finally come to the cleaners… how better to get holes from Losc’s ball exits, Paulo Fonseca’s specialty! It ends with a deep pass for Yazici, who finishes with a lob before being flagged for offside by the assistant.

Cabella lets Borjan shine with a free kick

It came from a very tight angle, but the former Montpellier’s shot was curled and vicious. The Canadian goalkeeper relaxes well.

The hardest part seems to be done for Lille

Despite the bar, Slovan Bratislava has hardly been dangerous for the time being (and has not been on target either). A success would give Losc 4 points clear at the top of the group, 2 days before the end.


Here it is, the acceleration of Lille! Superb double one-two from the English pocket midfielder, with first André and then Yazici, and finally a ball over the goalkeeper!

Zhegrova finally strikes

The Lilois winger steps back on his left foot, but his shot is blocked. The Slovan goalkeeper is still alert to catching the ball, which is mounted very high.

Savvidis is the first player to be warned tonight

The Greek midfielder from Bratislava is not called Steve.

Borjan anticipates well

The Canadian goalkeeper from Bratislava comes out of his area and clears for Yazici at the last moment. His compatriot Jonathan David might have had the speed to put him in more danger…

Here we go again !

No change during the break.

0-0 at half time between Slovan Bratislava and Lille!

Losc have more than 70% possession, a header from a corner by a Bratislava defender ended up on Chevalier’s crossbar, and that’s pretty much all we have to tell you.

We’ll have to pick up the pace to win, and start creating gaps in the final third!

We mainly see strikes from afar

Barseghyan can’t find the target either. In the final meters there was a lack of inspiration on both sides. Bratislava seemed more fun in my friends’ Erasmus stories.

Bentaleb waters from far away

A somewhat desperate attempt that ended in the Bratislava cup. And that perfectly illustrates the lack of delays in Lille in the last 30 meters.

Gudmundsson tries his luck in law

From the angle of the surface and his bad foot, it’s complicated. And that actually largely misses the point.


Kashia wins his duel with Thiago Santos from a corner kick. The Lille goalkeeper had not moved and was very happy when he saw the ball being pushed back by the crossbar. It finally comes to life!

The first chance is for Yazici

The Turk is attentive when an opponent slips and curls a shot just in front of the penalty area. Borjan pushes back for a corner.

Free kick played very poorly by Losc

Lille try a combination with a ball placed on the ground in front of the area instead of in the penalty area. It’s in a vacuum and a Mastiff even hinders it.

Tiago Santos is turning us on a bit

A first dribble at an opponent, only to throw him into the wind again a few seconds later… Lille’s cross is unfortunately missed.

Not gonna lie, we’re a little bored

Losc has 72% ball possession, but lacks an edge. And Slovan doesn’t really have a respondent…

Slovan is also not dangerous from a corner

Barseghyan’s set piece does not go further than the first post.

Lille continues to monopolize the ball

UEFA indicates 77% possession while the clock shows 10:00. But there’s a lack of shifts in the final third.

Losc has the ball

And the Mastiffs are patient for now, looking for the mistake against the Slovakian block.

The first bend is Lilois

It is deflected by Umtiti at the near post, but it is not on target and is not caught by anyone.

Kick-off with Bratislava!

The Slovaks have 6 points, Lille 7, the top team in this Europa Conference League group!

Both teams arrive on the field

Tifo made of white and sky blue sheets in this packed stadium with 22,000 seats.

The line-ups are known, Jonathan David is still on the bench

The compositions of Slovan Bratislava and Losc have been dropped, and Jonathan David will have to get to work. The Lille attacker will play a third game as a substitute in all competitions, while Fonseca could have put him back in the starting line-up tonight. David has not scored against Ljubljana since September 20. Otherwise, Paulo Fonseca will field a solid team with turnover in defense. Samuel Umtiti and Tiago Santos are starters.

LOST: Knight – Santos, Yoro, Umtiti, Gudmundsson – André, Bentaleb – Zhegrova, Gomes, Cabella – Yazici.

Lille at the top of its group

Trailing 1-0 for almost an hour, Losc managed to topple Slovan Bratislava two weeks ago thanks to goals from Yazici and Cabella (2-1). Thanks to this victory, Lille took the lead in this group, one point ahead of their Slovakian opponent.

>> Relive the match here

Good evening everyone !

Leading their group and well on their way to qualifying, Lille face Slovan Bratislava on Thursday (9pm on RMC Sport 1) for the fourth day of the Europa Conference League. To be continued in this live commentary on the RMC Sport website and application.

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