manchester united: edwin van der sar, rio ferdinand, cristiano ronaldo, ruud van nistelrooij, ryan giggs (ji-sung park 83), alan smith, paul scholes, john o’shea, darren fletcher, phil bardsley, mikaël silvestre. teknik direktör: alex ferguson
lille osc: tony sylva, mathieu debuchy (kader keita 84), efstathios tavlaridis, rafael schmitz, mathieu bodmer, peter odemwingie (matt moussilou 74), milenko acimovic (geoffrey dernis 60), jean makoun, grégory tafforeau, matthieu chalmé, milivoje vitakic. teknik direktör: claude puel
yardımcı hakemler: paolo calcagno (ita), giuseppe foschetti (ita)
4. hakem: andrea de marco (ita)
man. united: edwin van der sar (gk), rio ferdinand, cristiano ronaldo, ruud van nistelrooy, ryan giggs (c) (dk. 83 park ji-sung), alan smith, paul scholes, john o'shea, darren fletcher, phil bardsley, mikaël silvestre
yedekler: tim howard (gk), liam miller, gerard piqué, sylvan ebanks-blake, giuseppe rossi, lee martin
teknik direktör: sir alex ferguson (sco)
losc: tony sylva (gk), mathieu debuchy (dk. 84 kader keïta), stathis tavlaridis, schmitz rafael, mathieu bodmer, peter odemwingie (dk. 74 matt moussilou), milenko ačimovič (dk. 60 geoffrey dernis), jean makoun, grégory tafforeau (c), matthieu chalmé, milivoje vitakić
yedekler: grégory malicki (gk), yohan cabaye, daniel gygax, nicolas plestan
teknik direktör: claude puel (fra)
sarı kartlar: dk. 37 rio ferdinand, dk. 55 john o'shea (man. united) dk. 32 schmitz rafael, dk. 50 milivoje vitakić, dk. 87 grégory tafforeau (c) (losc)
kırmızı kartlar: dk. 29, 63 paul scholes (man. united)
united held as scholes sees red published: wednesday 19 october 2005, 0.51cet manchester united fc 0-0 losc lille métropole
paul scholes was dismissed as united failed to break down lille's resistance.
by simon hart from old trafford
losc lille métropole have still to score in uefa champions league group d but it is unlikely their coach claude puel will be too perturbed by this failure after the french side claimed a valuable point with a goalless draw at manchester united fc. dogged draw it was a frustrating evening for sir alex ferguson's team who, in the absence of the suspended wayne rooney, struggled to find the inspiration to unlock a lille side who lived up to their nickname of les dogues with a disciplined, dogged approach that ultimately earned a deserved stalemate.
scholes dismissed four years ago at old trafford, united broke lille's resistance with a david beckham goal at the last but the chances of that receded once paul scholes had been dismissed for a second yellow card on 64 minutes. scholes will miss the clubs' next encounter in paris on 2 november, along with ryan giggs who was withdrawn after breaking his cheekbone, although united at least retain first place in the group after villarreal cf and sl benfica drew.
few chances lille, with just one out-and-out striker in peter odemwingie, offered united few gaps to exploit in a cagey opening period. just past the ten-minute mark, however, slack defending could have brought the first goal. efstathios tavlaridis fluffed a clearance, allowing cristiano ronaldo to race clear down the left and whip in a low cross which tony sylva was forced to deal with after unconvincing defending.
odemwingie fall moments later came a scare for united as odemwingie found himself clean through on edwin van der sar's goal. as he looked to round the goalkeeper, the nigerian international tumbled over under minimal contact from the custodian and saw his penalty claims ignored by referee stefano farina. save for two milenko ačimovič shots from distance, that was the sum total of lille's first-half threat.
scholes shot the ligue 1 team were neat in possession but it was united who had the better chances. one sweetly-worked free-kick routine after 16 minutes saw giggs, out on the right, play a short ball infield to phil bardsley whose floated centre was flicked on by rio ferdinand to scholes, and the flame-haired midfielder burnt sylva's fingertips with a volleyed effort across goal. shortly afterwards sylva was called into action again to save low from ruud van nistelrooij.
giggs threat one or two heavy challenges raised the temperature inside old trafford but the game continued to flow towards lille's goal. the visitors breathed a sigh of relief shortly after the half-hour when the lively giggs, a set-piece scorer against benfica, was denied by the woodwork after his free-kick had beaten both the wall and sylva.
momentum fades united started the second half brightly, and ronaldo had a headed opportunity from a corner but nodded straight at sylva. however, a degree of sloppiness began to creep into their play - - without the urgings of the injured roy keane - and that early momentum faded. instead the next goal attempt of note came from lille substitute geoffrey dernis who, seconds after replacing ačimovič, had van der sar scrambling across his goal.
chances spurned united's prospects dimmed further when scholes, booked in the first half, collected a second caution for a late challenge on jean makoun four minutes past the hour. still, despite being a man down, united sought the winner to the end. sylva did well to turn away ronaldo's deflected cross while giggs had a free-kick deflected over and ferdinand headed straight at sylva from the resulting corner. van nistelrooij was then denied a late chance by the offside flag, and lille had their point.