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Baptista shines as Roma down Bordeaux

Published: Thursday 2 October 2008, 0.41CET
FC Girondins de Bordeaux 1-3 AS Roma
Júlio Baptista scored twice as Roma recovered from a goal down to inflict the French club's second defeat and reignite their own qualification hopes.
by Matthew Spiro
from Stade Chaban-Delmas
Baptista shines as Roma down Bordeaux
Júlio Baptista is mobbed by his team-mates after putting Roma ahead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BordeauxRoma

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners2
 
4
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed23
 
20
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 2 October 2008, 0.41CET

Baptista shines as Roma down Bordeaux

FC Girondins de Bordeaux 1-3 AS Roma
Júlio Baptista scored twice as Roma recovered from a goal down to inflict the French club's second defeat and reignite their own qualification hopes.

AS Roma staged a determined fightback against ten-man FC Girondins de Bordeaux to clinch their first win in Group A as second-half goals from Mirko Vučinić and Júlio Baptista, who scored twice, boosted the Italian club's hopes of reaching the knockout stage.

Henrique dismissal
Defeated by CFR 1907 Cluj in their opening game, last season's Serie A runners-up were in trouble again in south-west France after an excellent start from the hosts was rewarded by Yoann Gourcuff's fine goal. But after Henrique's 36th-minute dismissal, Roma turned the contest around with two goals in seven minutes, before substitute Baptista completed the victory with his second goal late on. The result leaves Bordeaux bottom of the section without a point from two games.

Energetic start
Unsatisfied with the passive nature of the performance at Chelsea FC, Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc had called for controlled aggression and he got exactly that in an energetic opening half-hour. Captain in the absence of injured Ulrich Ramé, Alou Diarra cut an imposing figure in central midfield alongside the composed Fernando, offering Jussiê, Gourcuff and Gabriel Obertan an ideal platform from which to spring forward.

Gourcuff strike
Jussiê was particularly lively on his competition debut, posing Cicinho difficulties with his speed and direct running. The Brazilian carved the first opening on nine minutes, accelerating through the heart of the Roma defence and collecting Marouane Chamakh's return pass only to see his shot blocked by Doni. Gourcuff, however, soon showed his team-mate the way to goal. The playmaker, on loan from AC Milan, had already arrowed one shot narrowly wide when he opened the scoring with a brilliant curling effort on 18 minutes. After collecting Jussiê's pass, the French international set himself with two exemplary touches before arcing a low right-footed strike inside the far post from the edge of the box.

Riise free-kick
The Roman response came in the form of a powerful John Arne Riise free-kick that just flashed the wrong side of Mathieu Valverde's upright, yet Luciano Spalletti's men were struggling to create from open play. The complexion of the game changed, though, as the commitment Blanc had demanded spilled over into foul play and Henrique was dismissed for swinging an elbow towards Rodrigo Taddei as they vied for a free-kick.

Positive approach
Bordeaux were immediately forced into two changes, the injured Jussiê making way for Wendel, and an extra centre-back Marc Planus replacing Obertan. Nevertheless the hosts continued to play positively and almost doubled their advantage on the cusp of half-time, Wendel nodding Franck Jurietti's centre wide when well placed.

Baptista double
Roma gradually found their feet, though, and with Baptista and Stefano Okaka Chuka sent on by Spalletti early in the second period, the visitors began to increase the pressure. The ten men of Bordeaux eventually cracked on 64 minutes, Vučinić heading Daniele De Rossi's corner forcefully home at the near post. If that was hard on the French outfit, matters got worse seven minutes later as Baptista marked his return from injury with a delicate free-kick goal, lifting the ball over the wall and leaving Valverde rooted to the spot. The Brazil international then rounded matters off on 83 minutes, stroking in Taddei's volleyed cross.

Last updated: 02/10/08 0.47CET

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Lineups

bordeaux

Bordeaux

roma

Roma

30
ValverdeMatthieu Valverde (GK)
32
DoniDoni (GK)
3
HenriqueHenrique
Red Card36
2
PanucciChristian Panucci (C)
Yellow Card55
4
A. DiarraAlou Diarra (C)
Yellow Card30
3
CicinhoCicinho
5
FernandoFernando
5
MexèsPhilippe Mexès
6
JuriettiFranck Jurietti
Substitution78
8
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Substitution63
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
Goal18
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić
Goal64
Substitution84
10
JussiêJussiê
Substitution37
11
TaddeiRodrigo Taddei
Yellow Card57
14
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
Yellow Card61
21
ChalméMatthieu Chalmé
Yellow Card71
17
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
26
ObertanGabriel Obertan
Substitution40
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
29
ChamakhMarouane Chamakh
24
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution51

Substitutes

1
OlimpaKevin Olimpa (GK)
25
ArturArtur (GK)
7
GouffranYoan Gouffran
Substitution78
14
FilipeFilipe
9
CavenaghiFernando Cavenaghi
15
LoriaSimone Loria
11
BellionDavid Bellion
19
Júlio BaptistaJúlio Baptista
Substitution51
Yellow Card60
Goal71
Goal83
17
WendelWendel
Substitution37
23
MontellaVincenzo Montella
19
DucassePierre Ducasse
33
BrighiMatteo Brighi
Substitution84
27
PlanusMarc Planus
Substitution40
89
OkakaStefano Okaka
Substitution63

Coach

Laurent Blanc (FRA) Luciano Spalletti (ITA)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Assistant referees

Fermin Martinez Ibanez (ESP), Ramon Hernandez Hernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Megia Davila (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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