Representing Brentford, Lewis Frampton came up against one of the world's foremost FIFA players tonight with a place in the Last Eight up for grabs.
Lewis had an early opening with Ollie Watkins just unable to get on the end of a teasing Bryan Mbeumo cross. After that Lille took control, keeping hold of possession for long periods at a time. Luke Daniels made a pair of fine saves but was powerless to stop Lille taking the lead just before the break, Yucuf Zazici squaring for an unmarked Victor Oshimen to tap home.
Just one down at the break, Lewis was still well in the game but that all changed 12 minutes into the second-half as Ethan Pinnock was shown a harsh red for a foul in the box; Oshimen stepping up to make it 2-0 from the spot.
The Nigerian striker didn't have to wait long to wrap up a hat-trick as he finished clinically from the edge of the box. The final gloss was added 11 minutes from time with Oshimen turning provider for young midfielder Agim Zeka
Despite the defeat, it was a superb effort from Lewis to reach the Last 16 of a global tournament littered with professional eSports players.
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