Found December 08, 2011 on
Joe Cole's European season has come to an end. The on-loan Liverpool midfielder played in Lille's scorelles draw against Turkish club Trabzonspor that saw it finish at the bottom of it's UEFA Champions League group. Cole played 68 minutes in Wednesday's game but could not crack Trabzonspor's bunkered defense. Lille needed a win to advance to the knockout stage of Europe's premier club competition. The draw, combined with CSKA Moscow's win over Inter Milan, caused Lille to finish last in group B and miss out on entry into the UEFA Europa League. "It was a loss for the whole club,...

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