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Blanc's Bordeaux hit by keeper crisis

Published: Monday 23 February 2009, 18.47CET
Laurent Blanc may have to turn to FC Girondins de Bordeaux's third-choice keeper for Thursday's UEFA Cup Round of 32 second leg with Galatasaray AŞ after Matthieu Valverde joined veteran Ulrich Ramé on the sidelines.
Blanc's Bordeaux hit by keeper crisis
Matthieu Valverde – pictured being carried off the pitch in November – has suffered more injury woe ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 23 February 2009, 18.47CET

Blanc's Bordeaux hit by keeper crisis

Laurent Blanc may have to turn to FC Girondins de Bordeaux's third-choice keeper for Thursday's UEFA Cup Round of 32 second leg with Galatasaray AŞ after Matthieu Valverde joined veteran Ulrich Ramé on the sidelines.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc may have to turn to his third-choice goalkeeper for Thursday's crucial UEFA Cup Round of 32 second-leg meeting with Galatasaray AŞ after Matthieu Valverde joined Ulrich Ramé on the sidelines.

Broken nose
Ramé suffered a knock in the goalless first instalment in France last week following a collision with Milan Baroš. He was ruled out of Sunday's 1-1 draw at AS Saint-Etienne – a match which Ramé's replacement Valverde finished with a broken nose. He is therefore doubtful to play in Turkey on Thursday, creating a possible vacancy for 20-year-old Kevin Olimpa, who has made just one further appearance since his first-team debut as a substitute for Valverde in November.

Last updated: 24/02/09 19.21CET

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