Sports Mole brings you live coverage from the Stade Pierre-Mauroy where Lille host Auxerre in the Coupe de France.
By Matt Cotton, Reporter Filed: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 18:32 UK
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10:10 UK
Lille welcomed Auxerre in the third round of the Coupe de France at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Tuesday night with a place in the four stage up for grabs.
The stage marked the introduction of Ligue 1 sides who were not participating in European competition, while Ligue 2 outfit Auxerre had already advanced through two rounds of the tournament.
In a big upset, Auxerre struck a winner deep into extra time to knock out top-tier Lille.
Read how the match unfolded in our live commentary below.
6.34pmGood evening and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of the Coupe de France where Lille take on Auxerre in the third round at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
6.38pmIt's the third stage of the tournament which means that it's time for the big boys to enter the fray - well some of them anyway. All the Ligue 1 sides who are in Europe this season, regardless of if they have already been knocked out, won't join the action until round four, so we'll have to wait a while longer before the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille make their debut this term.
6.39pmHowever, Lille, who are third in the top flight, kick off their cup pursuit tonight against second-tier outfit Auxerre in what should be a very good contest.
6.42pmTeam news to come shortly, but I expect Les Dogues to make a number of alterations for the match. According to early reports, Rene Girard will be unable to call on Marko Basa, Marvin Martin and Ryan Mendez all due to injury, while Vincent Enyeama, Simon Kjaer, Franck Beria and Florent Balmont are all expected to be rested.
6.45pmMeanwhile, Auxerre have been going strong in the competition having already convincingly beaten Caen and Brest in the opening two rounds.
6.46pmThese two sides last met in the 2011-12 season prior to Auxerre's relegation from the top tier, so they will be rekindling old rivalries tonight.
3 minDecent start to the match from Lille, who are all over Auxerre early on. A lot of attacking possession, but no chances yet.
6 minBrilliant defending from Rozenhal there, as Auxerre looked to respond the host's early pressure. Ntep outpaced Soumaoro and looked to be latching onto the loose ball, but the former Newcastle United centre-back was quickly across to sweep up the danger.
12 minMeite has a pop at goal for Lille, and cracks a powerful effort from outside the box. But it doesn't trouble Leon in the Auxerre goal and flies over.
16 minStill goalless at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy with just over a quarter of an hour played. Not too many chances yet either. Neither keeper has had much to do.
20 minStill not a lot to report on. It's pretty quiet both on and off the pitch, with certainly less than 15,000 in the stadium.
22 minRuiz curls in a corner from the right for Lille towards a busy far post, but Leon makes himself known and powerfully punches the ball clear.
29 minGreat play from Origi, who uses his trickery to win Lille a corner, and it looks as if he will take it.
30 minOrigi opts to leave the corner taking duties but nearly gets his head on the cross. Had he connected with it, Leon may well have taken his head off as he came flying out fists first.
32 minOFF THE POST! Lille were very nearly rewarded for superiority there as Ruiz hit a shot from just inside the box, but it came crashing back off the frame of the goal.
35 minLille have absolutely dominated this match, as you would expect with them being in the higher division, but they are yet to break down the Auxerre defence.
38 minDe Mello is that latest Lille man to have a go at goal, but it was a poor shot off target that gets a polite applause from the crowd.
39 minAgain Lille trouble Auxerre and again it's Ruiz on the end of a nice move. However, he cannot keep his shot down and blazes it over the bar.
41 minYELLOW CARD Auxerre's Togolese midfielder Segbefia is the first man into the book tonight.
45 minSAVE! It may have been all Lille this half, but Elana has just been forced into a great stop to prevent the hosts from going behind. The ball lands at the feet of Ntep, who strikes the ball towards the top corner, but Elana flings to his left to pull off a great stop.
112 minOFF THE POST! This is unbelievable, Ruiz has now hit the frame of the goal for a third time this match. Sidibe floats in a cross to the box which Ruiz meets with his head, but again he is denied by the post.
113 minRodelin gets his head to a cross, but can't generate any power, and it's straight into the arms of Leon.
117 minIsn't this just football. Lille have dominated the match from the first minute, but it looks as if Auxerre have pinched it at the end of extra time! Haller has got the goal for the visitors that may have just put them into the next round.
120 minWe're into added time at the end of extra time now.