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December 5, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Stade Pierre-Mauroy — Villeneuve d'Ascq
Referee:‬ A. Stavrev‎
Attendance:‬ 40036‎
 
 
Jonas 36′ (PG)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Lille 0-1 Valencia

Goal.com rates the players from Valencia's victory over Lille as los Che end the group qualification stage with victory at the Grande Stade Lille Metropole

By Harry Slavin

  • Steeve Elana
    3
    0
    2.50

    Steeve Elana

    Had very little to do apart from pick the ball out of his own net. Guessed the right way for Jonas’ penalty but nothing he could do about the strike.

  • Lucas Digne
    6
    0
    3.50

    Lucas Digne

    A very assured display down the left from the 19-year-old. Caused Ricardo Costa a host of problems with his pace and his deliveries looked menacing, with only a lack of red shirts to aim for letting him down.

  • Franck Beria
    1
    1
    2.50

    Franck Beria

    Had very little to do defensively as visitors chose to sit back and defend their lead. Struggled to get into the final third, though, to aid Lille’s late surge.

  • Aurélien Chedjou Fongang
    1
    2
    2.50

    Aurélien Chedjou Fongang

    Couldn't be faulted for the penalty but didn't do enough to stop other attacks. Allowed Jonas to get his shot away on a couple of occasions and looked in trouble against the speed of Valencia's counterattacking capabilities.

  • Marko Basa
    1
    3
    2.00

    Marko Basa Flop of the Match

    Villain of the match as his poor challenge led to the only goal. Lef the referee with no option and had little opportunity to redeem himself thereafter. Perhaps wouldn’t have had to if his early header had been on target.

  • Florent Balmont
    1
    1
    2.50

    Florent Balmont

    Saw a lot of the ball as Lille dominated proceedings. Swung in a couple of crosses but was usually reliable for keeping hold of possession. Picked up a booking and was taken off for Payet late on as the home side looked for more attacking options.

  • Idrissa Gueye
    1
    1
    2.50

    Idrissa Gueye

    Did much the same job as Balmont as the pair looked to martial the midfield. Saw plenty of the ball but like his team-mates struggled to utilise the possession.

  • Rio Antonio Mavuba
    1
    1
    2.50

    Rio Antonio Mavuba

    Had a decent opening in the first half to put his side ahead but a poor effort was easily stopped. Was also cautioned and removed from the game early in the second half by Rudi Garcia as he looked to provide more attacking options.

  • Salomon Kalou
    3
    1
    2.50

    Salomon Kalou

    Bore the brunt of the fans' frustration all night as he was roundly booed and jeered. Got himself into good positions but his final ball constantly let him down and he should have levelled the match late on.

  • Gianni Bruno
    1
    1
    2.50

    Gianni Bruno

    Had a very difficult time asserting himself on the pitch and was virtually a spectator in the first half. Had one chance in the second half but sliced his shot wide. Garcia ended his torment late on by introducing Roux.

  • R. Rodelin
    2
    0
    3.00

    R. Rodelin

    Guilty of wasting the home side’s two best chances. Should have done better when he stripped Tino Costa of the ball in the first half and was perhaps unfortunate when Valdez blocked his effort in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Marvin Martin
    3
    0
    2.50

    Marvin Martin

    Introduced as an attacking option late on. Helped create more down the right hand side and gave Lille another dimension which they lacked before his arrival, yet still couldn’t do enough to turn the tide.

  • Dimitri Payet
    2
    0
    3.00

    Dimitri Payet

    Almost curled home the equaliser late on but was denied by the bar when Guaita was beaten all ends up. Wasn’t on the pitch for long but would have definitely made an impact had he started.

  • Nolan Roux
    2
    0
    2.50

    Nolan Roux

    Barely on the pitch for 10 minutes and was feeding off scraps as Lille tried to lump ball after ball into the area.

  • Guaita
    13
    1
    4.00

    Guaita Top of the Match

    Produced a fantastic stop from Kalou towards the end to deny Lille a point. Was beaten on a couple of occasions but was fortunate enough to have both the post and Valdez come to his rescue. Deserved his good fortune.

  • Aly Cissokho
    6
    1
    2.50

    Aly Cissokho

    Sent in the cross that won the penalty but that was as far as he ever got up the pitch. Had a relatively comfortable time at right back until the arrival of Martin, who caused him numerous problems.

  • Adil Rami
    10
    0
    3.00

    Adil Rami

    Got up well for the early header but it was never troubling Elana. Had a difficult time towards the end dealing with a number of long crosses but will be relieved to be leaving his old club with a win

  • Jose Andrés Guardado
    5
    6
    2.00

    Jose Andrés Guardado

    The Valencia midfield was almost invisible tonight and Guardado did not help his team's cause. Gave away a number of needless fouls as his side attempted to hold out.

  • Víctor Ruiz
    8
    0
    3.00

    Víctor Ruiz

    Dealt with the threat of Bruno easily all night. Started to look a little weary as a number of balls began to enter the Valencia box and though a number evaded the centre back, the goal remained intact.

  • Ricardo Costa
    5
    3
    2.50

    Ricardo Costa

    Had a ghoulish moment when he was dispossessed by Rodelin on the edge of his own box but would have been relieved to see Guaita deal with the effort. Couldn't handle Digne's pace at all, however.

  • Albelda
    7
    3
    3.00

    Albelda

    His role became more and more defensive as the match wore on and the visitors tried to sit on their lead. Was acting as a third centre back by the last 15 minutes.

  • Sofiane Feghouli
    13
    4
    2.50

    Sofiane Feghouli

    Looked promising in the opening stages and could have hurt Lille on the break a couple of times but faded as Valencia began to sit back. Withdrawn for Piatti in the second half.

  • Tino Costa
    7
    2
    2.50

    Tino Costa

    Flew in a number of dangerous free kicks early on but never offered anything more. Like the rest of the midfield, he was called upon defensively more often than not.

  • Jonas
    9
    2
    3.50

    Jonas

    Scored from the spot and had another couple of efforts that troubled Elana. The only touch of class in a Valencia side that in all honesty struggled this evening.

  • Haedo Valdéz
    9
    1
    3.00

    Haedo Valdéz

    His most important action came at the wrong end it could be argued as his goal line block prevented Rodelin from equalising. Never had a sniff up front but will be happy with his contribution at the back.

Substitutions

  • Fernando Gago
    5
    5
    2.50

    Fernando Gago

    Came on for Captain Albelda but couldn't provide any sort of midfield stability for the visitors.

  • Pablo Piatti
    11
    1
    2.50

    Pablo Piatti

    Came on to aid the counterattacking threat of the away side but chances to break were few and far between in a second half which saw Valencia completely under the cosh.

  • Jonathan Viera
    4
    2
    2.50

    Jonathan Viera

    Came on too late to make any impact.

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