April 17, 2024

Lens says goodbye to the C1

And to think they hadn’t conceded a goal in their last five league outings… This Wednesday evening at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Lens were outclassed (6-0) by the Gunners, who certainly had revenge to take after their 2-1 defeat at Bollaert on October 3. The slap in the face was all the more painful for the Sang et Or, as they now have no chance of reaching the last 16 of the …

And to think they hadn’t conceded a goal in their last five league outings… This Wednesday evening at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Lens were outclassed (6-0) by the Gunners, who certainly had revenge to take after their 2-1 defeat at Bollaert on October 3. The slap in the face was all the more painful for the Sang et Or, as they now have no chance of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League.

Eindhoven, winners in Seville earlier in the evening (2-3), the men e (45th+1). Jorginho rounded off the scoring with a late penalty (86th).

Losc 2012 sadly equalled

To find evidence of such a beating inflicted on a French club in the C1 in the opening act alone, you have to go back to Losc 2012, punished 6-1 in Munich by Bayern, and already 5-0 down at half-time. Racing could have done without the comparison… But all is not lost for the outgoing French runners-up, who can still claim the consolation of a place in the Europa League. To do so, they will have to hold Sevilla to a draw in two weeks’ time at Bollaert. A defeat, on the other hand, would mean their elimination from the continental stage. Arsenal, for their part, are guaranteed to finish in the top three.