Lille could appeal to the Court of Arbitration after Uefa rejected their protest about Manchester United’s winning goal in the Champions League.
The French side were angry that Ryan Giggs’ free-kick was allowed to stand to give United a 1-0 first leg win.
Uefa had rejected an intial protest by Lille, who followed up with an appeal, but that has also been turned down.
Lille hoped to get the goal and result over-turned, but Uefa’s ruled there was “no proof of a technical error.”
Uefa has also charged Lille with the improper behaviour of their players, who appeared to contemplate leaving the pitch in protest at United’s goal.
Giggs’s strike was the only goal of the first leg of the last 16 tie, with the second leg taking place on Wednesday 7 March.
A statement from Uefa’s appeals body added: “Lille will have the possibility of making a further appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within three days of receiving notification of the Uefa appeals body’s ruling.”
On an incident-filled evening, United fans were involved in a crush scare in the Stade Felix-Bollaert and Uefa’s control and disciplinary body will discuss the safety and security issues on 22 March.