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Bordeaux beat Club Brugge to reach last 32

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 23.00CET
Club Brugge KV 1-2 FC Girondins de Bordeaux
The Ligue 1 side booked their round of 32 berth and eliminated the hosts thanks to two first-half strikes from Jussiê.
Bordeaux beat Club Brugge to reach last 32
Bordeaux celebrate one of Jussiê's first-half goals ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Club BruggeBordeaux

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
7
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners4
 
2
Offsides8
 
5
Fouls committed23
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 07:18 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 23.00CET

Bordeaux beat Club Brugge to reach last 32

Club Brugge KV 1-2 FC Girondins de Bordeaux
The Ligue 1 side booked their round of 32 berth and eliminated the hosts thanks to two first-half strikes from Jussiê.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux booked their place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with a game to spare thanks to a first away win in Group D at Club Brugge KV, for whom defeat spelt elimination.

The visitors made the perfect start against opponents they had beaten on each of their previous four meetings thanks to Jussiê's goal on three minutes. The Brazilian forward then capitalised on a Michael Almebäck error five minutes before the break, and although Club Brugge pulled one back through Maxime Lestienne, Bordeaux held firm to progress.

Bordeaux will have been buoyed by their 4-0 victory against Club Brugge on matchday one and they wasted little time before finding their rhythm. Mariano's cross from the right caused havoc in the home defence and Jussiê was on hand to sweep the ball past Vladan Kujović with his left foot.

Francis Gillot's men continued to dominate but had to wait until the 40th minute to double their advantage. Almebäck lost possession at the back after a lapse in concentration and Jussiê was able to race through one-on-one with Kujović, the 29-year-old keeping his cool to score his third goal of the group stage.

Club Brugge came close to an immediate response, but Vadis Odjidja's powerful volley was brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar by Cédric Carrasso. The Belgian side improved after the restart, yet they struggled to break down a well-organised Bordeaux defence until Lestienne latched onto Ludovic Sané's stray back pass to give Club Brugge a lifeline four minutes from time.

Bordeaux nonetheless held on to their lead to claim their first European away win in five matches, and they will top the section if they avoid defeat at home against Newcastle United FC on matchday six.

Last updated: 01/05/13 9.13CET

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