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Lille hit back at Platini claim

May 7, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Lille have hit back at Michel Platini's suggestion that they 'didn't give a monkeys' about the Europa League and told the UEFA president to "get his facts straight."

Benfica's qualification for this season's Europa League final means Portugal have eased ahead of France and into the top five of UEFA's co-efficient ranking, meaning the third-placed team in Ligue 1 will have to play in the third qualifying round of the Champions League rather than go directly into the play-offs for a group ...

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