Europa League

October 25, 2012



1 - 1


Group D

19:05 +00:00, October 25, 2012

Estadio dos Barreiros, Portugal

Referee: Anastassios Kakos

Honours-even in Funchal

Maritimo and Bordeaux shared the points in a closely-fought Europa League clash which ended 1-1 at the Estadio dos Barreiros in Funchal.

Ligue 1 Bordeaux took a first-half lead through Yoan Gouffran, but Maritimo hit back soon after thanks to Frenchman Valentin Roberge and neither side could fashion a winning goal in the remainder of the match.

The draw leaves Bordeaux on four points in Group D, now three behind leaders Newcastle, while Portuguese outfit Maritimo moved on to two points as they continue to prop up the standings.

Neither goalkeeper was overly troubled in the opening half-hour, with home custodian Romain Salin comfortably gathering Henrique's early header and his Bordeaux counterpart Kevin Olimpa seeing efforts from Joao Guilherme and Leandro go harmlessly wide.

However, just when the two keepers may have been thinking they would be in for a quiet night, both were beaten in the space of six minutes following a couple of moments of inspiration.

Bordeaux took the lead in the 30th minute when Gouffran capped a superb run down the left by Benoit Tremoulinas with a close-range finish.

That advantage did not last long before Maritimo drew level when Ruben Ferreira's brilliant 30-yard effort smashed against the bar and Roberge was alert to the rebound to slot past Olimpa.

Another well-struck effort, albeit from a lot closer, then almost gave Maritimo the lead in the 54th minute, but Rafael Miranda's volley was blocked by Mariano.

The two custodians were still not being worked much, though, with a mis-hit shot from Bordeaux forward Nicolas Maurice-Belay going wide, while Rodrigo Antonio and Leandro fired similarly unthreatening efforts wide for the hosts as time ticked away.

In the final minutes Bordeaux midfielder Landry N'Guemo joined the growing list of players who failed to hit the target with a shot before Salin prevented a late scare for the hosts with a good take from a Mariano ball in.

Scoring Summary

Maritimo Bordeaux
Valentin Roberge (36')Yoan Gouffran (30')


Maritimo Bordeaux
77 Romain Salin30 Kévin Olimpa
21 Nuno Miguel Pereira de Sousa Briguel27 Marc Planus
44 Leme Joao GuilhermeCarlos Henrique
16 Valentin Roberge28 Benoît Trémoulinas
41 Ferreira Ruben25 Mariano
20 Ramires Joao Luiz18 Jaroslav Plasil
5 Conceicao Rafael MirandaLandry N'Guemo
10 HéldonLudovic Obraniak
9 Philipe Fidelis19 Nicolas Maurice-Belay
17 Leocisio Sami10 Jussie
30 Leandro Danilo DiasYoan Gouffran
1 Gomes de Lima WelligtonAbdoulaye Keita 1
3 Nascimento RozarioMathieu Chalmé 21
90 David Martins SimaoFlorian Marange 23
27 Rodrigo AntonioGregory Sertic 26
7 Sergio SemedoDavid Bellion 11
26 Cassama AdilsonHenri Saivet 20
11 Ibrahim ObayomiHadi Sacko 12
Rodrigo Antonio for Héldon (58)
Gregory Sertic for Jussie (65)
Ibrahim Obayomi for Philipe Fidelis (73)
Henri Saivet for Ludovic Obraniak (76)
David Martins Simao for Ramires Joao Luiz (76)
Hadi Sacko for Nicolas Maurice-Belay (80)
Yellow Cards
Ramires Joao Luiz (65)
Ludovic Obraniak (38)
Philipe Fidelis (69)
Nicolas Maurice-Belay (45)
 Landry N'Guemo (73)
· Squads: Maritimo | Bordeaux