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Edinburgh v Racing Metro - Live
Full time EDINBURGH 3-15 RACING METRO
80 That's it! Game over. Racing provisionally move to the top of Pool 1 while Edinburgh have yet to score a point. The hosts will rue all those missed penalties. Thanks for joining us, cheers!
77 Racing make their 17th handling error of the game right under the posts. Doesn't look like we'll see a try tonight.
75 Another penalty to Racing at scrum time. Germain sends play deep into Edinburgh territory.
73 Hernandez knocks on with his first chance to guide the Racing backline. The rain hasn't helped tonight that's for sure.
71 Edinburgh have a line-out ten metres from the Racing try line and are given a free kick after Racing close the gap too early. But it comes to nothing as knock on ends the attack. Someone blow the hooter and put us out of our misery!
69 PENALTY, RACING, GERMAIN. 3-15. All the cheering is coming from the small contingent of travelling fans. Simply errors have embarrassed Edinburgh tonight.
66 Edinburgh have been woeful tonight. It's hard to believe they beat Toulouse in a quarter-final here just a few months ago.
64 Talei is back on. Can Edinburgh make the extra man count?
62 PENALTY, RACING, GERMAIN. 3-12. Judging by the first hour, that should be enough for victory. Great kick from very long range by the visiting full-back.
60 Francis MISSES AGAIN!! That's five kicks missed out of six - shocking!
58 Whoa! Biffo, lots of handbags and shoving. Both touch judges are on the field. Karim Ghezal and Perry Parker get a talking to. YELLOW CARD, RACING, BEN AROUS. The Racing loosehead prop is sent to the bin for taking the scrum-half out.
56 A bit of kick tennis now. Racing are in control and Gaetan Germain's big boot is keep Edinburgh pinned back.
54 PENALTY, RACING, GERMAIN. 3-9. Edinburgh really are there own worst enemies.
53 YELLOW CARD, EDINBURGH, TALEI. That's just stupid! Netani Talei gets ten minutes in the bin for a very late tackle on Barkley. Totally unnecessary.
52 Racing try to bash it up in centre field but progress is very slow. Szarzewski is very active but there aren't any hole in the home defence...yet.
49 Another line-out, another steal by Racing. Ross Ford just can't find his jumpers. Racing hand possession back cheaply however with a poor kick from Barkley.
47 Francis MISSES again!!! That's four missed penalties. One from five simply isn't good enough.
45 Great kick and chase from Greig Tonks, who forces Sebastien Descons to hang on and give away the penalty.
43 Another scrum, another penalty. Racing set up a line-out on Edinburgh's 22.
Second half Here we go for the second half! Let's hope a few more points are scored. Racing have possession early on and look to punch it up in centre field.
Half Time EDINBURGH 3 -6 RACING METRO
40 The first half ends with Racing camped on the Edinburgh line after Gaetan Germain breaks. But Greig Tonks saves the day with some solid cover defence. Time for a cup of something warm! We'll be back in ten.
38 Barkley MISSES a long-range penalty. The conditions are not helping...
36 The ref has given Racing a final warning about their infringements on the deck. Next time some one will see yellow.
34 Francis MISSES for the third time. That's nine points left by the wayside so far.
32 More trouble for the Parisians! Ghezal knocks down Ford's line-out throw but the hooker grabs the loose ball and bolts! Racing kill the ball just short of the line. Penalty!
29 PENALTY, EDINBURGH, FRANCIS. 3-6. The hosts are finally on the board! Racing will be worried about the growing penalty count against them after they are pinged for being offside again.
27 More pressure for Racing. Francis chips over the top and Bobo is forced out. Attacking line-out for the hosts!
25 Racing under huge pressure here as Sebastien Descons's box kick is charged down right in front of his own line. Racing win the line-out though...Barkley clears.
23 Francis MISSES another long-range penalty. Racing lead by 6 but it could have been all square.
21 Francis fails to find touch, handing possession back to the visitors - that's the kind of error that has ruined Edinburgh's season.
19 Francis kicks for touch but Francois van der Merwe steals the line-out! Szarzewski goes on another barnstorming run to take play deep into Edinburgh territory. Penalty to Edinburgh though as Racing are off their feet.
17 The Racing heavies are getting over the gain-line consistently but handling errors are hampering their progress. Edinburgh win a penalty at the scrum which will be a huge confidence booster.
14 Piers Francis MISSES by quite some distance. Not a good start for the hosts.
12 Edinburgh finally battle their way our of their own half. Penalty for offside so Piers Francis will have a crack at goal from about 46m.
11 It's all Racing at the moment as they drive up centre field. Barkley chips into the corner and Tonks is forced to kick it out 25m from his own line.
9 PENALTY, RACING, GERMAIN. 0-6. Racing full-back Gaetan Germain splits the uprights from 50m out!
7 A bit of handbags between Stuart McInally and Bernard Le Roux after a scrum collapses. Racing are dominating the scrums and win another penalty.
5 PENALTY, RACING, BARKLEY. 0-3. Olly Barkley finds the mark from long range and the visitors have the lead!
3 A scrappy start sees the hosts feed a scrum just inside their own half. Racing get the shove going but are penalised. Edinburgh look to run it but Ben Cairns overruns it and is penalised for crossing.
Kick-off Here we go! Young Piers Francis kicks us off. Jacques Cronje takes it in for Racing. Some kick-tennis ends in an Edinburgh line-out near halfway.
Weather It's raining and it's cold. Racing have a big pack, so they won't mind an arm-wrestle.
Team news Racing have opted to leave Argentina playmaker Juan Martin Hernandez on the bench. Former England international back Olly Barkley remains at fly-half for the Paris side while Bernard Le Roux comes into the side at flank for absent number eight Masi Matadigo.
Team news Edinburgh welcome back Ben Cairns, Ben Atiga and Netani Talei. Full-back Greig Tonks is the only reselected back as Lee Jones and Dougie Fife come in for the injured Tom Brown (knee) and Tim Visser, on the wings.
Piers Francis has been handed his first start at fly-half
Welcome Hello and welcome to our coverage of the weekend's first Heineken Cup clash. The outcome of tonight's game will go a long way to deciding the outcome of Pool 1 as defeat for Racing will leave them behind the eight ball. Edinburgh are still hunting their first win of the European season. Kick-off is at 20.00 GMT.
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