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Diabaté double ensures Bordeaux top Newcastle

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 21.01CET
FC Girondins de Bordeaux 2-0 Newcastle United FC
Cheick Diabaté scored both goals as Bordeaux secured round of 32 draw seeding as Group D winners, with Newcastle as runners-up.
by Ian Holyman
from Stade Chaban-Delmas
Diabaté double ensures Bordeaux top Newcastle
Bordeaux celebrate scoring ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

BordeauxNewcastle

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners3
 
6
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
15
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 22/01/2013 01:35 CET

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 21.01CET

Diabaté double ensures Bordeaux top Newcastle

FC Girondins de Bordeaux 2-0 Newcastle United FC
Cheick Diabaté scored both goals as Bordeaux secured round of 32 draw seeding as Group D winners, with Newcastle as runners-up.

Cheick Diabaté scored both goals as FC Girondins de Bordeaux secured UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw seeding as Group D winners with a 2-0 defeat of runners-up Newcastle United FC.

Both teams were already through, but Newcastle could have pipped Bordeaux to top spot for the 20 December draw with victory in south-west France. However, Diabaté added to a 29th-minute headed opener with a coolly taken second late on to ensure that Bordeaux ended with a four-point cushion.

Given snow had delayed them for five hours at Newcastle airport, it was perhaps no surprise that the visitors took their time to get going. Bordeaux, by contrast, made a flying start with only a brilliant one-handed reflex stop from Rob Elliot halting Henri Saivet's close-range effort. The Newcastle goalkeeper probably welcomed the fierce Fahid ben Khalfallah drive which followed soon after as it again warmed his palms on a chilly evening.

Elliot then prevented David Bellion capping a delightfully worked move with the opening goal, though he would surely have been beaten had Diabaté connected cleanly with his follow-up. The Malian international did not take long to make amends, however. When Ben Khalfallah sent a cross arcing towards the back post, Diabaté met the ball sweetly, aiming a deft header into the bottom corner.

Disjointed in the first half, Newcastle's unfamiliar lineup found some cohesion after the break. Shola Ameobi prodded wide after reaching Nile Ranger's flick-on, before then connecting with Gael Bigirimana's searching ball from the right to bring an excellent stop from Kevin Olimpa.

Though also sporting a less-than-habitual starting XI, Bordeaux continued to be the more attractive side on show, and Grégory Sertic's beautifully struck drive, which grazed an upright, merely added to the hosts' lustre. The gloss came, though, from Diabaté, who strode clear of Williamson before measuring a shot underneath Elliot.

Last updated: 08/12/12 0.06CET

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Lineups

bordeaux

Bordeaux

newcastle

Newcastle

30
OlimpaKevin Olimpa (GK)
21
ElliotRob Elliot (GK)
8
Ben KhalfallahFahid Ben Khalfallah
6
WilliamsonMike Williamson
Yellow Card43
Substitution74
11
BellionDavid Bellion
14
PerchJames Perch
14
DiabatéCheick Diabaté
Goal29
Goal73
Substitution88
20
BigirimanaGael Bigirimana
17
PokoAndré Poko
22
MarveauxSylvain Marveaux
20
SaivetHenri Saivet
23
Sh. AmeobiShola Ameobi (C)
Substitution81
21
ChalméMatthieu Chalmé
28
AmeobiSammy Ameobi
Substitution46
23
MarangeFlorian Marange
30
RangerNile Ranger
26
SerticGrégory Sertic (C)
31
FergusonShane Ferguson
27
PlanusMarc Planus
34
TavernierJames Tavernier
Yellow Card68
29
PoundjéMaxime Poundjé
39
AbeidMehdi Abeid

Substitutes

1
KeitaAbdoulaye Keita (GK)
1
KrulTim Krul (GK)
6
SanéLudovic Sané
2
ColocciniFabricio Coloccini
Substitution74
7
N'GuémoLandry N'Guémo
5
SimpsonDanny Simpson
12
SackoHadi Sacko
Substitution88
8
AnitaVurnon Anita
Substitution46
19
Maurice-BelayNicolas Maurice-Belay
9
CisséPapiss Cissé
Substitution81
17
AmalfitanoRomain Amalfitano
49
CampbellAdam Campbell

Coach

Francis Gillot (FRA) Alan Pardew (ENG)

Referee

Menashe Masiah (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shabtai Nahmias (ISR), Nissan Davidy (ISR)

Fourth official

Danny Krasikow (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Haim Jakov (ISR), Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)

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