Lens leave it late
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The hosts appeared to be holding on for a commendable 0-0 draw until Bouba Diop struck in the last minute to put Lens in command of the tie.
Lens' French foes Sochaux also picked up a narrow advantage on their travels after victory in Finland over MyPa.
A goal on the stroke of half-time from Souleymane Diawara proved the difference between the sides and gives Sochaux an obvious chance of reaching the second round.
Auxerre continued the French trend of winning by a solitary goal after they overcame Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax on home soil.
Bonaventure Kalou netted after just six minutes for the hosts but Auxerre were unable to add to their tally and face a tricky away clash in three weeks.
Uefa Cup First Round, First Leg Results:
Auxerre 1-0 Neuchatel Xamax
Cementarnica 0-1 Lens
MyPa 0-1 Sochaux