Lille’s head coach, Rene Girard has warned Super Eagles goalie Vincent Enyeama as well as his team mates they cannot switch off like against Grasshopper, if
they are to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Girard’s side drew 1-1 with Grasshopper in the Champions League’s third qualifying round on Tuesday, advancing to the play-offs with a 3-1 aggregate win, but Lille almost let the Swiss visitors back into the tie after half-time in the second leg.
Florent Balmont had given Lille the lead in the first half with a thumping strike in front of their home fans, before Amir Abrashi equalised just after the half-hour mark.
Grasshopper’s Moanes Dabour forced Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama into a fine save after the break, while Mahmoud Soliman hit the post for the Swiss Super League club.
But after Grasshopper defender Daniel Pavlovic was sent off in the 68th minute, Lille were able to navigate their way to an aggregate win, although their coach was not too impressed.