Lille makes Champions League 'history' with win over Wolfsburg

Lille makes Champions League 'history' with win over Wolfsburg

French side Lille made Champions League history following their 3-1 win over Wolfsburg on Wednesday night.

The win saw Lille reach the last 16 for only the second time in their history with former Manchester United striker Angel Gomes being among the goalscorers.

Lille took the lead through Burak Yilmaz on 11 minutes with a ruthless counter-attack directly from a Wolfsburg corner. In-form Canadian striker Jonathan David added a second shortly afterwards, a third goal in successive Champions League games for the current leading scorer in Ligue 1.

England U21 international Gomes then struck 12 minutes from time to seal a comfortable win for the reigning French champions and Wolfsburg out of Europe.

The win meant Lille finished top of Group G ahead of Red Bull Salzburg and progressed to the knockout stages for the first time since 2006/07. Wolfsburg, meanwhile, are out of Europe after finishing bottom of the group.