Lille 1 - Deportivo 1
Pichot, Ecker, Fahmi, Cygan; Landrin (Bassir 60'), N'Daye, D'Amico, Cheyrou
(Murati 78'); Sterjovski (Olufadé 75'), Bakari. 4-4-2.
Deportivo lost a one goal lead in the dying minutes of this match to throw away a chance of moving to the top of group G. Missing the injured Manuel Pablo, Mauro Silva and Makaay, Irureta preferred Walter Pandiani up front to the off form Diego Tristán. The Uruguayan striker had the best chances in the first half, hitting a first time volley wide from Víctor's cross, and then selfishly holding on to the ball in the area with Víctor in a clear scoring position. Emerson almost beat keeper Wimbee just before the break when he juggled the ball past the defence, but Lille could have scored more than once at the other end if Bakari had been on target.
Shortly after half time Depor took the lead when Valerón turned N'Daye in midfield and ran past two defenders before slotting the ball wide of Wimbee from the edge of the area. Lille threw on attacking players, including ex Depor striker Bassir, and with only four minutes to go to the final whistle substitute Olufadé levelled the scores with a curling shot into the top corner of Molina's net after Bakari laid back Cygan's long ball in. The draw left the Spanish side in second place on five points, a point ahead of Lille and one behind Manchester United, who they visit next week. Olympiakos are bottom of the table with one point from their three games.