After going behind in the first half, the Girondins took this game by the scruff of the neck after the break. Gaëtan Laborde (58’) and Diego Rolan (63’) got the goals in Bordeaux's last European appearance of the season. Ustinov equalised late on, and Frédéric Guilbert picked up a red card (86’).
The Girondins were unable to get the better of Liverpool despite a spirited team performance. The first half saw all three goals scored in a matter of eight minutes! Henri Saivet put Bordeaux ahead (33'), before Milner equalised from the penalty spot (38') and Benteke scored the winner for the Reds (41').
Bordeaux put in a good effort, but concede in injury time
Bordeaux seemed to be on their way to victory thanks to a Thomas Touré goal in the 65th minute, but the final corner of the night saw Salatic snatch an equaliser in the 93rd minute. The Girondins were sorely disappointed after a spirited, united performance.
Sometimes in European football, you have evenings you'd rather forget. This was one of them. After going behind to a goal from Lacroix in the 22nd minute, the Girondins spent the rest of the match searching in vain for an equaliser. The red card shown to Wahbi Khazri at the end of the game changed nothing. The Girondins were beaten by a highly pragmatic Swiss side.
A la 81ème minute de jeu, Jussiê égalise magistralement après être entré en jeu quelques minutes plus tôt. Ce but répond à celui de Lallana (65'). Le match nul récompense les efforts bordelais dans une rencontre ouverte. Si les Reds ont ouvert le score, le coeur bordelais a su revenir dans les ultimes minutes de la partie.
The Girondins kick off the UEFA Europa League group stage with a mouth-watering clash against Liverpool, Thursday 17th September at 19:00. If you have not already purchased the Europa League package, tickets for this game go on sale today. There are special arrangements for Liverpool fans.
After back-to-back victories in the preliminary round, the Girondins took on FC Kairat Almaty this evening in the first leg of their final Europa League qualifying tie. Willy Sagnol's side were highly motivated at the prospect of qualifying for the group stages. The manager fielded a 4-4-2 composed of: Jérôme Prior in goal; Diego Contento, Nicolas Pallois, Cédric Yambéré and Frédéric Guilbert at the back; Henri Saivet, Abdou Traoré, André Poko and Wahbi Khazri in midfield; and Isaac Kiese Thelin and Diego Rolan leading the attack.