Aug 15, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Stade Michel d'Ornano
Caen
0-1
Lille

Kante (2'), Adeoti (75')
Appiah (69')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Origi (68' pen.)
Balmont (1'), Lopes (73')

Rene Girard critical of Lille despite victory over Caen

Lille's Belgian Forward Divock Origi celebrates with teammates after scoring a penalty during the French L1 football match between Caen (SM Caen) and Lille (LOSC) on August 15, 2014
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Lille boss Rene Girard is critical of his players despite their 1-0 victory over Caen in Ligue 1 on Friday, describing their performance as "very, very average."

Lille coach Rene Girard has criticised his players despite their 1-0 away win over Caen on Friday night.

Girard's side walked away with the three points as Liverpool loanee Divock Origi bagged the only goal of the game in the 68th minute from the penalty spot.

"I didn't think we played very well but we were never in danger," Girard told reporters after the game.

"We were very, very average. We will not play like that against Porto in five days [in the Champions League qualifiers]. We took three points and that's what matters.

"We wanted to play a short passing game but there was a lack of speed. We didn't play well as a team and we have to recognise that."

Lille currently occupy sixth position in the Ligue 1 table after two games.

Lille's Ivorian forward Salomon Kalou celebrates after scoring with his teammate Lille's French midfielder Jonathan Delaplace during the French L1 football match Lorient vs Lille on May 17, 2014
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