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Girondins Bordeaux

  • Gourcuff 5’
  • Chamakh 88’

Olympiacos

  • Mitroglou 65’

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  1. Bordeaux into last eight

    Bordeaux into last eight

    Bordeaux booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 2-1 win (3-1 on aggregate) over Olympiacos. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Girondins Bordeaux
    • Olympiacos
    • 90+2' There's the final whistle. Bordeaux 2-1 Olympiacos (3-1 on aggregate). You have to say the French side have deserved it - save for a period of 15 mintues in the second half they were by far the superior side here.
    • 87' Olympiacos are giving it everything now, but they need to be careful they don't get caught short at the back...AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED!!! Tremoulinas puts up a super ball to the far post, and Chamakh arrives in perfect time to climb abnove his man and thump home a fine header!!!
    • 82' Awful touch from Papadopoulos allows in Chamakh who is clean through...he races clear of the defence...but takes a ehavy touch that allows Nikopolidis to race from his line and dive to claim the ball at the feet of the striker!!!
    • 79' Fantastic ball from Torosidis right across goal...and somehow Sane deflects it wide, when it looked for all the world like he was going to kniock it past his own 'keeper!! I don't know how that one stayed out!!
    • 76' Chamakh bursts clear of his man and puts across an invitign ball for Wendel...but Nikopolidis races from his line to cut out the cross!
    • 75' Wendel drives the free-kick well over the bar.
    • 75' Plasil's cross deflects off another defender and onto Mellberg's arm! Could we have another red card? I wouldn't rule it out with this referee....no, just a booking. He got that one right.
    • 71' There's absolutely no way that either side should have had a man sent off here. It has not been a dirty game in the least. Even looking at the four bookings that have led to red cards, only one of them should actually have been a booking. UEFA need to take this referee off the list for the rest of the matches in this competition, as players are being sent off for next to nothing, and it's making a farce of the game.
    • 69' Diarra is off!!! Now Bordeaux are down to ten!!! Diarra was booked earlier, and now he's received his second booking! Ooh, replays show he won the ball on that second challenge! His first yellow was very harsh too.
    • 66' Well, despite being down to ten men, Olympiacos are suddenly right back in it, as the away goals rule means that one more Olympiacos goal would send them through!
    • 64' GOAL!!! Olympiacos are suddenly right back in it, and it's an absolute stunner from Konstantinos Mitroglou!!! He demanded the ball from a throw in, received it, spun on the edge of the area and hit a screaming first-time volley straight past Carrasso, who could do absolutely nothing!!
    • 60' Derbyshire is sent off!! To be fair, it was a nasty, late challenge on Plasil, and that challenge is certainly worthy of a yellow. The first one, however, certainly wasn't.
    • 59' Fine punch from Carrasso to punch clear Datolo's inswinging free-kick.
    • 53' Matt Derbyshire is booked for diving - pretty ridiculous given that he was outmuscled, albeit fairly, by Ciani, who is about three times his size.
    • 48' Lovely sweeping move at the start of the half by Bordeaux, though Mellberg is there to head clear Plasil's cross.
    • 46' We're underway in the second half in Bordeaux.
    • 45+2' There's the half-time whistle. Bordeaux 1-0 Olympiacos (2-0 on aggregate).
    • 45+1' GOAL!!! Olympiacos are level...no...wait the offside flag is up...Derbyshire was offside as he diverted home Lua Lua's cross-cum-shot.
    • 45' Another free-kick to Bordeauz wide on the left. Ciani and Sané trot forward. Gourcuff swings it in high...AND SMACKS THE CROSSBAR AND POST WITH NIKOPOLIDIS TOTALLY BEATEN! Gourcuff's right foot is really something to behold.
    • 42' Great run down the left from Raul Bravo, he swings it across, and Zairi comes flying in with the volley, but his lack of a left foot shows. Poor effort. Ideally he'd have struck that with his left foot, but as it was he just sliced it wide. That was by far Olympiacos' best moment of the match!
    • 39' Tremoulinas lobs up a ball for Gourcuff, who runs straight through the Olympiacos defence, and a slip from Papadopoulos almost lets him in...and it requires Nikopolidis to come diving from his goal to punch away from the feet of the onrushing Frenchman!! That could have put the tie to bed right there.
    • 35' Gourcuff with a lovely little flick for Chamakh, Wendel's run takes away the defender, it opens up for Chamakh...but the low shot is easily saved by Nikopolidis.
    • 33' Derbyshire looks for the run of Zairi at the far post with a low cross, but Carrasso claims that one easily. Olympiacos need to get forward in greater numbers if they're to get themselves back into this tie. Problem is, every time Bordeaux get the ball they look dangerous and Olympiacos have to get men back to cover.
    • 31' Wendel, Tremoulinas and Gourcuff look superb in the Bordeaux midfield. All are very comfortable on the ball, technically excellent, and pick the right option nine times out of ten. Scouts from the biggest clubs in Europe must be making furious notes around the ground on these talented players.
    • 28' Torosidis concedes another foul on the left, and Gourcuff can swing another free-kick in. The first one brought about the goal, so a promising situation, though this one's further out. Gourcuff stands it up high....far too high in fact, straight out of play for a goal kick.
    • 25' Tremoulinas is looking a constant danger on the left for Bordeaux. He buys himself a yard of space to swing in a decent left foot cross, but there's nobody there at the back post to meet it!
    • 23' Sané is doing a fine job of keeping Lua Lua in his pocket. The little Congolese hasn't been able to do much at all yet.
    • 21' Torosidis tries to shunt Chamakh off the ball, misses, goes flying off the pitch, but for some reason the referee has awarded him a free-kick! Absurd decision! Chamakh would have been in then! Torosidis has had something of a torrid start to this game, and from what has happened so far, will do well not to get himself sent off. He has been booked already.
    • 19' Lua Lua drives his was into the area and tries to go it alone, but his shot hits a defender and cannons away.
    • 15' Jaouad Zairi beats his man down the left and stands a high ball up for Derbyshire at the far post...but the Bordeaux defence head it clear before it can reach the former Blackburn man.
    • 12' There's a real ex-Premiership feel about this Olympiacos side tonight, with matt Derbyshire up front, Lomano Lua Lua in behind him, Raul bravo at left back, Enzo Maresca in midfield and LThere's a real ex-Premiership feel about this Olympiacos side tonight, with matt Derbyshire up front, Lomano Lua Lua in behind him, Raul Bravo at left back, Enzo Maresca in midfield and Olof Mellberg at centre back.
    • 9' Lua Lua brings it forward for the first time for Olympiacos, who really are struggling to find their feet, and the imposing figure of Michael Ciani is there to dispossess the striker.
    • 7' Nikopolidis could perhaps have done better with that one. He was caught slightly off his line, expecting the cross, and in the end was caught in no man's land.
    • 6' Plasil had won a foul out wide to the left of the area. Torosidis was booked for the challenge, incidentally. Gourcuff stepped up, and smacked a dipping, curling shot over Nikopolidis and in at the far post! They now lead 2-0 on aggregate!
    • 5' GOAL!!! Bordeaux are ahead in just the fifth minute - a fantastic free-kick from Yoann Gourcuff!!!
    • 1' Olympiacos get the first half underway!!
    • 19:40 A fantastic atmosphere here in the Stade Chaban Delmas tonight. The tie is Bordeaux's to lose, and there's a real atmosphere of expectation among the home fans tonight. As for the Greeks, well, they sing, dance and jump around whatever the situation, so it can be taken for granted that they're in good voice.
    • 19:15 Tonight's man in the middle is Olegario Bartolo Benquerenca of Leiria in Portugal. Leiria, if memory serves, was also one of Jose Mourinho's stepping stones when he was cutting his managerial teeth.
    • 19:15 Olympiacos team: Nikopolidis, Torosidis, Avraam Papadopoulos, Mellberg, Raul Bravo, Maresca, Stoltidis, Zairi, LuaLua, Datolo, Derbyshire. Substitutes: Urko, Galitsios, Oscar, Zewlakow, Mitroglou, Leonardo, Ledesma.
    • 19:15 Bordeaux team: Carrasso, Chalme, Sane, Ciani, Tremoulinas, Menegazzo, Diarra, Plasil, Gourcuff, Wendell, Chamakh. Substitutes: Rame, Henrique, Jurietti, Gouffran, Cavenaghi, Jussie, Sertic.
    • - DISCIPLINARY SITUATION: Misses next match if booked - BORDEAUX: Marc Planus, Michael Ciani; OLYMPIACOS: Raul Bravo, Dudu.
    • - Bordeaux welcome Olympiacos to the Stade Chaban-Delmas looking to protect a 1-0 first leg lead and book a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
  • Summary

    • 87' Olympiacos are giving it everything now, but they need to be careful they don't get caught short at the back...AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED!!! Tremoulinas puts up a super ball to the far post, and Chamakh arrives in perfect time to climb abnove his man and thump home a fine header!!!
    • 82' Awful touch from Papadopoulos allows in Chamakh who is clean through...he races clear of the defence...but takes a ehavy touch that allows Nikopolidis to race from his line and dive to claim the ball at the feet of the striker!!!
    • 79' Fantastic ball from Torosidis right across goal...and somehow Sane deflects it wide, when it looked for all the world like he was going to kniock it past his own 'keeper!! I don't know how that one stayed out!!
    • 76' Chamakh bursts clear of his man and puts across an invitign ball for Wendel...but Nikopolidis races from his line to cut out the cross!
    • 69' Diarra is off!!! Now Bordeaux are down to ten!!! Diarra was booked earlier, and now he's received his second booking! Ooh, replays show he won the ball on that second challenge! His first yellow was very harsh too.
    • 64' GOAL!!! Olympiacos are suddenly right back in it, and it's an absolute stunner from Konstantinos Mitroglou!!! He demanded the ball from a throw in, received it, spun on the edge of the area and hit a screaming first-time volley straight past Carrasso, who could do absolutely nothing!!
    • 60' Derbyshire is sent off!! To be fair, it was a nasty, late challenge on Plasil, and that challenge is certainly worthy of a yellow. The first one, however, certainly wasn't.
    • 45+1' GOAL!!! Olympiacos are level...no...wait the offside flag is up...Derbyshire was offside as he diverted home Lua Lua's cross-cum-shot.
    • 45' Another free-kick to Bordeauz wide on the left. Ciani and Sané trot forward. Gourcuff swings it in high...AND SMACKS THE CROSSBAR AND POST WITH NIKOPOLIDIS TOTALLY BEATEN! Gourcuff's right foot is really something to behold.
    • 42' Great run down the left from Raul Bravo, he swings it across, and Zairi comes flying in with the volley, but his lack of a left foot shows. Poor effort. Ideally he'd have struck that with his left foot, but as it was he just sliced it wide. That was by far Olympiacos' best moment of the match!
    • 5' GOAL!!! Bordeaux are ahead in just the fifth minute - a fantastic free-kick from Yoann Gourcuff!!!
    • - Bordeaux welcome Olympiacos to the Stade Chaban-Delmas looking to protect a 1-0 first leg lead and book a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Girondins Bordeaux

    Manager: Laurent Blanc

  • Olympiacos

    Manager: Bozidar Bandovic

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Carrasso
      • M. Chalmé
      • L. Sané
      • M. Ciani
      • B. Trémoulinas
      • Fernando
      • A. Diarra Red Card
      • J. Plašil Substitution Out (84′)
      • Y. Gourcuff Goal
      • Wendel Substitution Out (90′)
      • M. Chamakh Goal

      Subs

      • F. Jurietti
      • U. Ramé
      • Y. Gouffran
      • F. Cavenaghi
      • Jussiê Substitution In90′
      • Henrique
      • G. Sertic Substitution In84′
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Nikopolidis
      • V. Torosidis Yellow Card
      • A. Papadopoulos Yellow Card
      • O. Mellberg Yellow Card Red Card
      • Raúl Bravo
      • E. Maresca
      • I. Stoltidis Substitution Out (80′)
      • J. Zaïri Substitution Out (63′)
      • L. Lua-Lua
      • J. Dátolo
      • M. Derbyshire Red Card

      Subs

      • M. Zewlakow
      • C. Ledesma Substitution In80′
      • U. Pardo
      • Oscar
      • K. Mitroglou Substitution In63′ Goal
      • G. Galitsios
      • Leonardo
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