LOSC Lille have some experience when it comes to playing in the Champions League, with the Ligue 1 outfit having made it one of their main priorities to secure football in the tournament each season. Les Dogues, as they are nicknamed, play their games at the 50,186 capacity Stade Pierre-Mauroy which is a venue that certainly becomes full of atmosphere when their players do take to the field and try to go as far as they possibly can in the competition.
Men such as Eden Hazard, Nicolas Pepe and Lucas Digne have all played for the club in the past, whilst stars such as Victor Osimhen, Gabriel Magalhães, Renato Sanches and Boubakary Soumare have all featured in more recent times for the French outfit.
Indeed, LOSC Lille are no strangers to the Champions League, however their attendance and participation in Europe’s elite club competition has been sporadic at the very best of times, whilst their appearances in the tournaments could arguably be better for a side of their calibre.
Les Dogues have competed on no fewer than seven different occasions, however their ability to progress beyond the Group Stage is something the club continue to work on with each season. The French outfit have made the groups in no fewer than six of the competitions they have competed in, whilst they have reached the Last 16 on at least one occasion.
Reaching the Last 16 of the tournament will be one of the most memorable achievements fans will have of LOSC Lille’s time in the competition, as they managed to progress from a group that contained AC Milan, AEK Athens and RSC Anderlecht before being knocked out by Manchester United in the 2006/07 edition of the tournament.
Fixtures saw the French club go unbeaten against AC Milan, as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home before travelling to Italy and recording a 2-0 victory with goals by Peter Odemwingie and Abdul Kader Keita.
Champions League Round of 16
Champions League Final
UEFA Champions League - Quarter-finals
Champions League Semi-finals
Champions League - Play Off Round
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
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