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Bordeaux gain from CFR's slice of misfortune

Published: Thursday 23 October 2008, 0.55CET
FC Girondins de Bordeaux 1-0 CFR 1907 Cluj
Cadú's own goal nine minutes after half-time handed the French side their first points in Group A as the Romanian titleholders lost for the first time.
by Matthew Spiro
from Stade Chaban-Delmas
Bordeaux gain from CFR's slice of misfortune
Bordeaux celebrate their fortunate winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BordeauxCFR Cluj

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target10
 
5
Corners5
 
2
Offsides2
 
5
Fouls committed14
 
17
Yellow cards3
 
6
Red cards0
1

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Thursday 23 October 2008, 0.55CET

Bordeaux gain from CFR's slice of misfortune

FC Girondins de Bordeaux 1-0 CFR 1907 Cluj
Cadú's own goal nine minutes after half-time handed the French side their first points in Group A as the Romanian titleholders lost for the first time.

CFR 1907 Cluj tasted defeat in the UEFA Champions League for the first time after an own goal from their captain Cadú kick-started FC Girondins de Bordeaux's Group A campaign.

Cadú lapse
Maurizio Trombetta's team arrived in south-west France with four points from two games, and appeared capable of continuing the run, easily stifling Bordeaux in the first half. The Ligue 1 outfit improved after the break, though, sealing their first points in the section when Cadú deflected Yoann Gourcuff's innocuous-looking cross past a helpless Eduard Stăncioiu nine minutes into the second period. Eugen Trică was sent off in the last minute for CFR and will miss the reverse fixture in Romania in a fortnight.

Few chances
Bordeaux had managed just two shots on target in the defeats by Chelsea FC and AS Roma, and they showed few signs of enhancing that meagre tally in a tepid opening. With CFR's five-man midfield affording the hosts little space, Laurent Blanc's charges had to wait until the 18th minute for their first hint of an opportunity, Gourcuff hitting a powerful effort wide from distance having latched on to Marouane Chamakh's deft header.

Ramé saves
For the most part, however, the visitors kept Bordeaux and their in-form playmaker at arm's length, while threatening intermittently at the other end. Midfielder Sixto Peralta, standing in for Dani who was only fit enough for the bench, was the first danger man for CFR, heading over after Trică had nodded Juan Culio's 27th-minute set-piece dangerously across goal. With the Romanian champions growing in confidence, their hero of the Matchday 1 triumph at Roma, Culio, broke free inside the box on 36 minutes only to see his low strike saved by Ulrich Ramé, returning after a groin injury.

Bordeaux misfire
The lack of cohesion in Bordeaux's play was surprising given their better domestic form, and though they dominated the latter stages of the first period, Stăncioiu was largely a spectator. Indeed, after Fernando had sent a snap-shot off target, Chamakh glanced Matthieu Chalmé's centre beyond the far post. Chalmé himself then volleyed into the side-netting and Stăncioiu's first meaningful intervention came in first-half stoppage time when he easily claimed Gourcuff's firm drive.

Own goal
Whatever Blanc told his players at the interval had an immediate effect. Chamakh had already had an attempt stopped by Stăncioiu when the Moroccan international fed Gourcuff, and his ball from the right was deflected past his own goalkeeper by Cadú. The goal was a cruel blow for CFR, who had defended with authority until that moment, although things almost got worse for the competition newcomers nine minutes later. Cadú again poked the ball towards his net, this time from substitute Wendel's corner, but the skipper was spared a second own goal by Stăncioiu's fingertip save.

Late chance
The French side might have scored again as CFR pushed numbers forward late on, but Wendel's long-range free-kick was expertly kept out by Stăncioiu, who denied the Brazilian again seconds later. Bordeaux suffered one scare when Yssouf Koné charged clear on 77 minutes, yet the Burkina Faso international missed the target. Trică was dismissed following a second yellow card in the final minute to compound a disappointing evening for CFR.

Last updated: 23/10/08 9.24CET

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Lineups

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Bordeaux

cfr cluj

CFR Cluj

16
RaméUlrich Ramé (GK) (C)
Yellow Card37
44
StăncioiuEduard Stăncioiu (GK)
4
A. DiarraAlou Diarra
2
TonyTony
5
FernandoFernando
6
MureşanGabriel Mureşan
Yellow Card71
6
JuriettiFranck Jurietti
7
DubarbierSebastián Dubarbier
Substitution75
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
8
PeraltaSixto Peralta
Yellow Card21
11
BellionDavid Bellion
Substitution61
10
TricăEugen Trică
Yellow Card67
Red Card90
14
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
17
Y. KonéYssouf Koné
Substitution86
21
ChalméMatthieu Chalmé
Yellow Card22
19
CulioJuan Culio
Yellow Card59
26
ObertanGabriel Obertan
Substitution61
20
CadúCadú (C)
Yellow Card42
Goal54
27
PlanusMarc Planus
27
De SousaDe Sousa
29
ChamakhMarouane Chamakh
Yellow Card33
33
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira

Substitutes

30
ValverdeMatthieu Valverde (GK)
1
Nuno ClaroNuno Claro (GK)
7
GouffranYoan Gouffran
Substitution61
4
PaninCristian Panin
9
CavenaghiFernando Cavenaghi
15
AlcântaraHugo Alcântara
13
PlacenteDiego Placente
22
DeacCiprian Deac
17
WendelWendel
Substitution61
28
KonéEmmanuel Koné
Substitution86
19
DucassePierre Ducasse
29
DidiDidi
Substitution75
24
TraoréAbdou Traoré
31
DaniDani

Coach

Laurent Blanc (FRA) Maurizio Trombetta (ITA)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Tomislav Setka (CRO)

Fourth official

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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