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Bordeaux deny plucky Petržalka

Published: Wednesday 15 October 2003, 21.54CET
Petržalka 1-1 Bordeaux (agg: 1-3) A Jean-Claude Darcheville goal is enough for FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Match statistics

PetržalkaBordeaux

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
3
Attempts off target1
 
8
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 15 October 2003, 21.54CET

Bordeaux deny plucky Petržalka

Petržalka 1-1 Bordeaux (agg: 1-3) A Jean-Claude Darcheville goal is enough for FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

Despite squandering enough chances to win two games, a 1-1 draw on the night against FC Artmedia Petržalka in Bratislava proved enough to give FC Girondins de Bordeaux a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Petržalka home bow
The Slovakian side began their first ever home match in Europe at neighbours ŠK Slovan Bratislava’s Tehelné Pole stadium, because their own ground currently has no floodlighting. They started positively, although the first chance of the match fell to Bordeaux's Feindouno Pascal, the striker from Guinea firing into the side-netting from close range.

Darcheville misses
From then on the French side took control of the half, putting behind them the domestic woes which have seen them slip to 15th in Ligue 1. On 22 minutes Jean-Claude Darcheville missed the first of several chances, blazing over after latching on to a long ball from Mauricio Pochettino.

Lipcák flying save
Six minutes later Petržalka goalkeeper Martin Lipcák needed to be alert, tipping over a 20-metre strike from Pascal after a nice one-two with Albert Riera. This was shortly followed by two more Darcheville misses, as he failed to convert a free header and hammered a volley against the base of the post.

Slovakian superiority
Petržalka survived the barrage until half-time and came out after the break a different side, as they took the game to their more illustrious opponents, the 1996 UEFA Cup finalists. However, despite enjoying more possession the Slovakian Superliga team found it difficult to create any clear-cut chances: their best being a Gábor Straka header, well wide of the target from a corner.

Riera denied
Bordeaux meanwhile were looking dangerous on the break and Darcheville was again to blame as another chance went begging on 54 minutes. This time the 28-year-old hit a low shot wide from the edge of the penalty area. And eight minutes from time Riera was denied from close range by a fantastic point-blank save by Lipcák.

Darcheville delivers
With just four minutes left on the clock the breakthrough finally arrived for Bordeaux and it was appropriate that Darcheville should be rewarded for his persistence. He slotted calmly into the back of the net after racing through a gaping hole in the Slovakian side's defence.

Frantic finale
Petržalka kept battling however and a stoppage-time goal from Marek Krejcí - hammered in from close range after a deflected shot from Ladislav Suchánek had arrived at his feet - ensured a frantic finale.

Weiss satisfied
Afterwards Petržalka coach Vladimír Weiss reflected on his side's exit from the tournament, saying: "I cannot criticize my team, they did not make it simple for Bordeaux and a draw with them is a really good result for us."

Last updated: 16/10/03 10.53CET

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Lineups

petržalka

Petržalka

bordeaux

Bordeaux

18
LipcákMartin Lipcák (GK)
16
RaméUlrich Ramé (GK)
6
ŠevinskýFrantišek Ševinský
Substitution84
3
Marco CaneiraMarco Caneira
4
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
Yellow Card69
5
PochettinoMauricio Pochettino
Yellow Card70
9
SuchánekLadislav Suchánek
Yellow Card42
4
AlicarteHervé Alicarte
11
ŠoltisAnton Šoltis
Substitution78
6
JuriettiFranck Jurietti
16
KrejcíMarek Krejcí
Goal90
19
Bruno BastoBruno Basto
Yellow Card65
20
ZvaraVladislav Zvara
23
MirandaPaulo Miranda
17
BorbélyBalázs Borbély
8
CeladesAlbert Celades
21
KrejcíkRadek Krejcík
Yellow Card63
14
FeindounoPascal Feindouno
22
MaixnerŠtefan Maixner
Yellow Card90
11
RieraAlbert Riera
23
StrakaGábor Straka
Substitution87
9
DarchevilleJean-Claude Darcheville
Goal85

Substitutes

30
JánošAnton Jánoš (GK)
1
RouxFrédéric Roux (GK)
7
KusalíkMilan Kusalík
Substitution84
20
Paulo CostaPaulo Costa
19
SobonaMiloš Sobona
25
BédaMathieu Béda
24
ObsitníkMartin Obsitník
27
PlanusMarc Planus
25
KozákJán Kozák
17
SahnounNicolas Sahnoun
10
MikuličMartin Mikulič
Substitution87
29
ChamakhMarouane Chamakh
8
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
Substitution78
18
DeividDeivid

Coach

Vladimír Weiss (SVK) Élie Baup (FRA)

Referee

Dejan Delevic (SRB)

Assistant referees

Vitomir Simovic (SRB), Miroslav Stojanovic (SRB)

Fourth official

Dragomir Tanovic (SRB)

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