Lille 1 - Sevilla 0
Chalmé, Plestan, Rafael, Vitakic; Makoun, Dumont (Franquart 88'); Keita
(Lichtsteiner 75'), Bodmer, Dernis; Moussilou (Mirallas 59'). 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla have an uphill battle if they are to win through to the quarter finals after losing 1-0 to Lille in this first leg match. After Kanouté missed an early chance the Andalusians were pinned back, Moussilou brushing the post with a lob on the quarter hour mark. And a few minutes later the French side took the lead when an inswinging corner from Dernis, assisted by the strong wind, caught Notario off his guard.
Local keeper Sylva did well to keep out Luis Fabiano soon afterwards, and Kanouté failed to convert an assist from Fabiano later in the first half. The ex Spurs striker had to help out his defence before the half time whistle though, clearing a header from Makoun off the line with the keeper beaten.
Jesús Navas was causing some problems for the French defence, and he set up Martí for him to fire in a shot after the break which was deflected by Plestan. Juande Ramos eventually turned to Saviola, but he too was unable to beat a confident Sylva, dallying too long on one occasion when free on goal and allowing himself to be closed down. No away goals though for the Spanish side, and that could be decisive when battle is recommenced in Sevilla next Wednesday.