Match: Bordeaux – Liverpool
Date: Thursday, 17 September, 2015
Start time: 06:00 pm
Bordeaux welcomes Liverpool match of the first round of group “B” of the Europa League. The match is Thursday at 18:00 GT at the stadium “Bordeaux-Atlantic”. Both teams are favorites for the top two places in the group where more teams Sion (Switzerland) and Rubin Kazan (Russia).
Bordeaux made a very successful season in the French “Ligue 1” and finished sixth in the final standings, which qualified for the Europa League. “The Girondins” started its participation in the second strongest club tournament in Europe since the third qualifying round, where ousted Cyprus Aeklarnaca after victories in both matches with 3: 0 and 1:0. Next izitanie, which was the last for the team to qualify in the group stage was Azeri Cairo. Bordeaux won with 1:0 at home in the first leg and the second leg conceded defeat to 1:2, but the goal away from home ranks them ahead.
The championship-led by Willy Sagnol team started with a loss of Reims 1:2 at home, but then record four games without a loss in which registered a success. In the last round draw made Bordeaux 2: 2 away to champions PSG, despite trailing twice in the game. So after five rounds played “The Girondins” occupy 12th place in the ranking with a total of 6 points.
In the team make an impression names of players like Diego Rolan, Clement Shantom and Kaziri who has three goals this season and is leading scorer. Perhaps these names mean nothing for fans of English football, but certainly Bordeaux has good players who can make it difficult for Liverpool.
Last season Liverpool were knocked out of the sixteenth-finals of the Europa League. After joining the tournament as weak third place in the group stage of the Champions League, the team of Brendan Rodgers was tipped as the favorite against Besiktas, but was eliminated by the Turkish team after a penalty shootout.
“Liverpool” have a bad run, having lost their last two matches in the Premier League. “Red” conceded losing 1:3 Manchester United last weekend, and before that gave West Ham a “Anfield” with 0:3. So after not having received the score in the first three rounds, Liverpool conceded six goals in just two matches, which shows that something in the team of Brendan Rogers is wrong.
The visit of Bordeaux Brendan Rogers not rely on Christian Benteke. The most serious name in the summer selection team injured in the last league match against Manchester United and Brendan Rodgers will not risk putting it into play. The specialist will rely on Divock Origi in the forefront, who spent last season on loan at Lille and the situation on French terrain is not foreign.
Bordeaux and Liverpool faced each other during the 2006/2007 season in the group stage of the Champions League. “Liverpool” recorded two wins over the French team 3:0 and 1:0. Nine years later, in both squad not a one player then participated in meetings.
Liverpool will seek revenge for poor games lately and will be aspiring to seek goals. Brendan Rodgers may give a chance to players who rarely fall in the starting lineup in the Premier League which will motivate them to show what they are capable. On the other hand defensive team does not stand very well possible reshuffle in this area will lead to even more holes in their defense. If Bordeaux get a lucrative chance to hit’m sure it will not fail. The French team must be quite effective in front of guests, if he wants to win something from the match.