stad: stade de france (paris) tarih: 2-11-2005 hakem: markus merk (almanya)
lille osc: tony sylva, mathieu debuchy, efstathios tavlaridis, rafael schmitz, geoffrey dernis (daniel gygax 79.dk), matt moussilou (peter odemwingie 84.dk), mathieu bodmer, milenko acimovic (yohan cabaye 77.dk), jean makoun, gregory tafforeau, matthieu chalme. teknik direktör: claude puel
manchester united: edwin van der sar, rio ferdinand, wes brown, cristiano ronaldo (giuseppe rossi 89.dk), wayne rooney, ruud van nistelrooij, alan smith, john o'shea, kieran richardson (ji-sung park 65.dk), darren fletcher, mikaël silvestre. teknik direktör: alex ferguson
yardımcı hakemler: christian schräer (ger), jan-hendrik salver (ger)
4. hakem: felix brych (ger)
losc: tony sylva (gk), mathieu debuchy, stathis tavlaridis, schmitz rafael, geoffrey dernis (dk. 79 daniel gygax), matt moussilou (dk. 84 peter odemwingie), mathieu bodmer, milenko ačimovič (dk. 77 yohan cabaye), jean makoun, grégory tafforeau (c), matthieu chalmé
yedekler: grégory malicki (gk), nicolas fauvergue, nicolas plestan, stephan lichtsteiner
teknik direktör: claude puel (fra)
man. united: edwin van der sar (gk), rio ferdinand, wes brown, cristiano ronaldo (dk. 89 giuseppe rossi), wayne rooney, ruud van nistelrooy (c), alan smith, john o'shea, kieran richardson (dk. 65 park ji-sung), darren fletcher, mikaël silvestre
yedekler: tim howard (gk), liam miller, phil bardsley, gerard piqué, richard jones
teknik direktör: sir alex ferguson (sco)
goller: 1-0 milenko ačimovič dk. 38
sarı kartlar: dk. 44 jean makoun, dk. 54 stathis tavlaridis, dk. 70 grégory tafforeau (c) (losc) dk. 80 mikaël silvestre, dk. 89 wayne rooney (man. united)
ačimovič goal gets lille going published: thursday 3 november 2005, 0.40cet
losc lille métropole 1-0 manchester united fc
milenko ačimovič scored lille's first goal in group d to see off the 1999 winners in paris.
by matthew spiro from stade de france
a first-half goal from milenko ačimovič helped losc lille métropole secure a fine 1-0 victory over manchester united fc on wednesday, a result which brings the french side right into contention in uefa champions league group d.
level on points the slovenian's goal, which was lille's first in the competition, came six minutes before the break in a tight, keenly-contested game at the stade de france. lille's first win of the campaign puts them level on five points with united, but ahead in second place with a better head-to-head record. villarreal cf top the pool with six points after defeating sl benfica, on four. attacking lineup lille lined up with a more attacking team than the one that gained a goalless draw at old trafford, as they looked to open their champions league goal account in their fourth outing. geoffrey dernis replaced defender milivoje vitakić to provide width on the left, while ačimovič played as a second forward just behind matt moussilou.
moussilou effort claude puel's selection almost bore fruit in the opening minutes, as dernis broke goal-side of john o'shea and delivered a low cross just too far in front of mathieu debuchy. ačimovič then flicked a pass cleverly to moussilou who snatched at his shot and fired over. it was a confident start from lille but the visitors, who conceded four against middlesbrough fc at the weekend, held firm at the back.
rooney's return perhaps with the intention of offering added protection to his defence, sir alex ferguson brought kieran richardson into a three-man central midfield in the absence of the suspended paul scholes. wayne rooney was back from his ban, however, and he helped create united's first chance for cristiano ronaldo, who scuffed a shot straight at tony sylva.
midfield battle with much of the game being played in the central third, both sides struggled to find space. lille did not hesitate to try their luck from distance but mathieu bodmer, moussilou and dernis all failed to keep their strikes down. meanwhile, ruud van nistelrooij, united's captain for the evening, cut an isolated figure in attack.
long-awaited breakthrough the moment the lille fans had been craving since the start of their team's european adventure arrived seven minutes before the interval. captain grégory tafforeau was the inspiration, bursting out of defence and playing a low pass into the area from the left side. ačimovič ghosted between united's central defenders and side-footed a crisp shot past edwin van der sar.
tafforeau strike their spirits visibly lifted by the goal, lille started the second half in determined fashion and soon threatened to score again. after alan smith had brought ačimovič down on the edge of the box, tafforeau fired a curling free-kick that was brilliantly tipped over by van der sar. moments later, wes brown cut out dernis's visionary pass at full stretch to deny moussilou a clear opening.
whisker away just as lille were starting to dominate their more illustrious opponents, united came within a whisker of equalising. rooney's left-wing corner was diverted on to the underside of the bar by a combination of ronaldo and van nistelrooij before dernis chested the ball off the line.
park chance lille were content to soak up pressure and look to counterattack, a ploy which almost paid dividends on 71 minutes when bodmer surged through midfield and found debuchy whose cross was headed over by moussilou. united had one golden opportunity to claim a valuable point towards the end, but substitute ji-sung park drove wide after a rare lapse in the heart of the lille defence.