UEFA Champions League

November 26, 2008

Full-time

Bordeaux

1 - 1

Chelsea

Group A

19:45 +00:00, November 26, 2008

Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas

Referee: Frank De Bleeckere

  • 93'

    Bordeaux must travel to Rome. This group is still very much alive. It's the only one. Join us to find out what happens in a fortnight.

  • 92'

    And it is...Chelsea have to wait to qualify. A win over Cluj will do it but they would have hoped to get the job done tonight.

  • 92'

    A last effort from Obertan goes wide. That will be that...

  • 92'

    Gourcuff takes. It drifts round the back. Ball played back in. Ferreira can't clear and it bounces all over the show before it's cleared.

  • 92'

    Corner to Bordeaux after Terry tries to be clever.

  • 91'

    Time added on. Aimless shank by Ivanovic.

  • 90'

    Gourcuff's pass is cleared to Drogba who barely breaks into stride before Bordeaux get it back. Chelsea hang on though.

  • 89'

    Three minutes to be added on.

  • 89'

    Cavenaghi has a shot on goal as he turns away from Chelsea's defence. Cech lets it go but it was perhaps closer than he realised.

  • 88'

    Planus blazes over. The game is alive now. Chelsea hanging on here.

  • 87'

    A rearguard effort required.

  • 86'

    Oh dear, Chelsea. One of them was bound to go with both cards and tackles flying in. Lampard gets the first squeeze of the muscle rub.

  • 85'

    Ball cleared to many cheers. Lampard commits a foul and is booked. The ref didn't notice that that was his second. Lampard trotted off innocently. The Bordeaux players let the ref know. And Lampard is finally off.

  • 83'

    Joe Cole going off. Paulo Ferreira to come on.

  • 83'

    Now that atmosphere is up and running again. Boos when Chelsea win a free-kick.

  • 83'

    John Terry let him go. Bordeaux deserve that goal on balance of the whole game if not the period since Chelsea scored.

  • 83'

    Gourcuff's ball in. Great cross. Lovely header from Alou Diarra who climbs above a static defence to score. 1-1!!!

  • 81'

    More ref baiting. But cheers when Gourcuff wins a corner.

  • 80'

    Gourcuff on the make. Vain appeals for a pass-back between Bosingwa and Cech. Maybe it was. But the referee's decision is final.

  • 79'

    Obertan turns but is brought down. Nothing doing from the ref. Boos ring out.

  • 78'

    Lampard has a go from range. Ball spilled and hacked away. It was there to be tapped in but Drogba was not at the races. Lampard gets a second bite but smashes wide. And off for a throw...

  • 76'

    A massed Chelsea defence deal with a Bordeaux attack. Happy to sit back now. That goal changed everything

  • 75'

    This is not going well for the French. They'll be fighting with Cluj over the dubious honour of the UEFA Cup. Big wow!

  • 74'

    Drogba goes down like the proverbial. Off goes Wendel, on comes Obertan.

  • 74'

    Diarra handballs. Silly. Pressure off Chelsea now.

  • 73'

    Joe Cole's pass for Drogba is poor. Yet to get into this, the big man.

  • 72'

    Gourcuff back on. He's the threat that may cause a twist in this game. Otherwise, this group is all but done.

  • 71'

    Gourcuff is bleeding too. Bordeaux down to ten men as he receives treatment.

  • 70'

    Gourcuff penalised for a handball as Les Girondins were making their way towards goal.

  • 69'

    Chelsea clear. Ashley Cole wins a throw. And smiles as Gouffran spits the dummy. French frustration.

  • 68'

    Bordeaux struggling for momentum.

  • 67'

    Ref calms for calm and warns Cole. Jurietti is on a yellow too. Those two have not been getting on and could be taking an early bath if they're not careful.

  • 66'

    Joe Cole is booked for drilling the ball into the net when the whistle was long gone. His look of innocence fails to convince the ref.

  • 65'

    Chelsea look calmer and Bordeaux's efforts look spent.

  • 64'

    Cech on safari. Beats one man and is very lucky that Gourcuff's shin deflected the ball off the pitch.

  • 63'

    Free-kick chance for Chelsea. Lampard hammers a shot that had beaten the keeper but rose over the bar.

  • 62'

    Anelka looks chuffed. He's on fire in the goal sense. Did naff all else, like.

  • 62'

    On comes Drogba. Off comes Anelka. Job done.

  • 60'

    Bordeaux must feel unlucky. They have a free-kick. Gourcuff cannot make instant amends.

  • 60'

    But here it comes...Anelka is away. Lovely pass from Lampard and the Frenchman delayed and delayed to poke past Valverde. Chelsea's first shot and they have scored. 1-0!

  • 59'

    Long hoof from Valverde finds Cech. Yes, it's that good.

  • 58'

    Long ball from Terry to Ashley Cole. And here comes Drogba. They need him. They've been woeful.

  • 57'

    This is edgy and not very entertaining.

  • 55'

    Diawara, once of Charlton, is down injured.

  • 55'

    Diarra climbs on Ballack. Chelsea free-kick comes to naught. 0-0 does beckon here.

  • 54'

    Cole is fouled. And Jurietti is booked for an accumulation of fouls.

  • 53'

    Chelsea attack broken up by determined defending. Long ball for Anelka who is a mile offside.

  • 53'

    Anelka offside. How soon is Drogba?

  • 52'

    Big Phil, big frown.

  • 51'

    Gouffran skins Terry but the ball back does not match his earlier skill. Smashed away. Relief for Chelsea.

  • 51'

    Malouda's ball curves in but Valverde gets to it.

  • 51'

    Both back on. Anelka crowded out by five players. Diawara's ball is too long for Chamakh.

  • 50'

    Joe Cole is hurt too. Both teams down to ten men.

  • 49'

    Free-kick is too shallow from Lampard. Gourcuff on the burst. He's been the pick tonight. Gouffran injured after a foul from Mikel.

  • 47'

    Diarra breaks up a Chelsea attack and is then fouled. The ref is still doing a James Galway impression.

  • 47'

    John Terry fouled and then fouls. But free-kick to Chelsea.

  • 46'

    Cech comes out to claim when the ball loops up off Ivanovic.

  • 46'

    Back underway and an early Chelsea attack results in a Bordeaux free-kick.

  • 45'

    Half-time: Chelsea yet to get a shot in. It's not been the flowing stuff they've played in under Scolari. Bordeaux have been up for this and had chances to get ahead.

  • 44'

    Nice spread of passing. Gouffran smashes over. But he had space. Cech not called into action.

  • 43'

    Ivanovic's ball to Ballack. Cross came in. Wendel headed away. Bosingwa tries to overlap and then attempts to win a foul. He loses.

  • 43'

    Chalme fouled by Joe Cole.

  • 42'

    But Bosingwa suddenly springs to life. Cuts inside on to a ball from Ivanovic. Just about cleared by Bordeaux.

  • 41'

    This is no footballing spectacle, believe me. Bordeaux seeking to contain and Chelsea not at the races.

  • 41'

    Chamakh fouled by Ashley Cole. Complaints but he can have none.

  • 40'

    Some rousing singing from Bordeaux is matched by some fancy footwork from Gourcuff. Mikel stops him but that was a cameo of what a decent player he is.

  • 39'

    Bordeaux not showing the vim and vigour of earlier in the half. Chelsea gaining a bit more control.

  • 38'

    Joe Cole appeals for a foul. Not given but he had a case.

  • 37'

    Bosingawa wins another. Malouda tries a flick round a defender that was never going to work.

  • 36'

    Chelsea gain some respite with some passing. Ballack wins a throw at the edge of the Bordeaux box.

  • 36'

    Long pass for Anelka. He can't get on to the pass.

  • 35'

    Gourcuff to ping one in. Target was Diarra. He missed and Chelsea get it clear. Ballack fouled.

  • 34'

    And attacking as one too. Fernando's cross headed behind by Terry.

  • 34'

    Malouda and Lampard can't get through the gap. Massed defence. Bordeaux defending as a team.

  • 33'

    Lampard tries to get Anelka away but his pass is blocked. Chelsea fans heard for the first time.

  • 32'

    This has been a real effort pour Les Girondins. They may be tres fatigue later.

  • 31'

    Bordeaux fluster Lampard before committing a foul.

  • 30'

    Hopeless from the Brazilian where free-kicks are concerned.

  • 30'

    Wendel's free-kick. Cleared away.

  • 29'

    Chalme tackled and fouled. Ashley Cole called across and booked. John Terry tried to stop the booking. He needn't have bothered.

  • 28'

    Anelka offside from a Joe Cole pass.

  • 27'

    Wendel's free-kick is hopeless. Again. Everyday people could do better than that.

  • 27'

    Lampard commits a foul from behind on Chamakh. And is booked. Rightly. You can't do that.

  • 27'

    Gourcuff swivels in a manner that John Sergeant would covet and gets in a shot that is again palmed away by Cech. Lovely football all round.

  • 26'

    No classic so far. That's for sure.

  • 25'

    Lampard fouled by Jurietti. Bordeaux are up for this one.

  • 24'

    Chalme's ball for Chamakh misses its target. The Morrocan is no Ronaldo either for pace it seems.

  • 24'

    Ballack kicked and complains.

  • 23'

    Chamakh is a bit of a deadringer for Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • 22'

    Liverpool are a goal up at Anfield. Gerrard with that one. Roma now 2-0 up over Cluj.

  • 21'

    That was deliberate from Terry and I'm afraid the commentators in the Uk refuse to admit he set out to tread on Gourcuff.

  • 21'

    Tempers fray after a tackle by Terry on Gourcuff. The Frenchman angered by the foul as JT looked to have trodden on the on-loan Milan man's back. Both booked.

  • 19'

    Lovely overlap from Chalme. Malouda all at sea and a fierce drive is strongarmed away by Cech. Best move of the match.

  • 18'

    Joe Cole pushes Wendel over. Not as far as Tennessee but far enough for the ref to blow his whistle.

  • 17'

    Ballack tried to get on the edge of a nice move. Bordeaux pump it away and Ballack looks as though he's taken a knock.

  • 16'

    The singing is deafening. Larry White's Blue and White Army - or the French equivalent of - is belting out.

  • 16'

    Diawara is tripped by Anelka. Poor play from the forward as that relieves the pressure.

  • 15'

    Lampard is cool under pressure. Chelsea happy to keep the ball. Boos ringing out.

  • 14'

    Then he's fouled by Joe Cole. Chelsea look leggy.

  • 13'

    Wendel twists and turns but his effort does not lead to anything major.

  • 12'

    Wendel fouls Ballack. Malouda down the left creates room to get in a cross. It's headed away. Best yet from Chelsea.

  • 11'

    Roma are a goal ahead in Cluj. That takes them top of the group if scores stay the same.

  • 11'

    Chalme fails to keep the ball in when Chamakh tries to release him.

  • 10'

    Wendel takes. A shot that always had arrested development finds itself among the Ultras behind the goal.

  • 9'

    Mikel fouls dangerman Gourcuff. Free-kick chance here for the French club.

  • 9'

    Cech forced to hack away. Gourcuff was on the burst.

  • 8'

    Anelka has to come deep. Not much movement from Chelsea. Poor lofted pass from Lampard is back with the French keeper.

  • 7'

    Chamakh's ball was clipped towards Gouffran. Cech slides out to claim it.

  • 7'

    Didn't work that time. Bordeaux are up for this though.

  • 6'

    Patient play from Chelsea. Like in Rome they're trying to take the sting out of their opponents.

  • 6'

    Patient play from Chelsea. Like in Rome they're trying to take the sting out of their opponents.

  • 5'

    Gourcuff's corner comes in and then he gets a chance to create another chance. Cross is claimed by Cech.

  • 4'

    Speculative effort from Fernando has to be forced behind by Cech.

  • 4'

    Gourcuff takes on Terry and falls to the ground. No dice from the ref. Play on!

  • 3'

    The French fans are in full voice at this compact ground. Been there myself actually, rather liked it.

  • 2'

    Anelka was the target for a threaded pass but it rolls to Valverde.

  • 1'

    Early shot from Gourcuff is blocked. Chelsea want to start brighter than at Roma.

  • 1'

    So, we are off in the Gironde area of France. Some nice booze to be supped there. Though first thing is first and so the game gets underway.

  •  

    Should they fail to fire there is always Super Bellion man to come in from the bench.

  •  

    Laurent Blanc's side may well seek to contain though young star Chamakh could be the man for them. He and Gourcuff are two to watch.

  •  

    Lampard and Terry are in and so is Michael Ballack, back to fitness in the absence of suspended Deco.

  •  

    No Drogba for Chelsea initially - he's on the bench. But Anelka is in great form and will fancy a goal on home soil.

  •  

    Can Chelsea overturn the horror show that was their defeat in Rome? Bordeaux look a softer touch on the evidence of the two teams' previous meeting at Stamford Bridge.

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    Join us at 1945 GMT to see Phil Scolari's Chelsea travel to France to take on Bordeaux.