Connect with us

General

Roma Fights Back Putting Bordeaux To The Sword

Vucinic and Perrotta celebrate a goal against Bordeaux (Reuters)

Yoann Gourcuff’s first-half strike gave Laurent Blanc’s side the lead, but Mirko Vucinic brought the visitors level midway through the second half, before Julio Baptista struck twice in the final quarter of the match to revive Giallorossi Champions League ambitions.

There was no surrender that typified Bordeaux’s 4-0 defeat by Chelsea in their first match in Group A, however, and a spirited start was rewarded with the opening goal for Bordeaux.  Gourcuff (on-loan from AC Milan) cut in from the left flank advancing past two challengers before curling a low shot into the bottom corner of Doni’s net.

Bordeaux’s hopes were undermined when Henrique was dismissed 10 minutes before the interval when he elbowed Simone Perrotta. Laurent Blanc had to change plans, and it appeared to be working as his side held the visitors until after the hour mark when Mirko Vucinic rising highest at the near post
to head powerfully past Bordeaux keeper Matthieu Valverde. Tables now turned, crushing Bordeaux’s spirit, new arrival  Julio Baptista took full advantage.

The Brazilian, who replaced former Monaco man Jérémy Menez on 53 minutes, won a free-kick which he subsequently curled over the wall and past a static Valverde before touching home Rodrigo Taddei’s first-time cross seven minutes from time to give the Roman Gladiators their first win of the group stage helping to cancel out the visitors opening day results against Champions League minnows CFR Cluj. 

Lineups

Bordeaux (4-1-4-1): Valverde; Chalmè, Henrique, Diawara, Jurietti (78′ Gouffran);
Diarra; Menegazzo, Obertan (40′ Planus), Gourcuff, Jussie (37′ Wendel); Chamakh.

Roma (4-1-4-1): Doni; Cicinho, Mexes, Panucci, Riise; De Rossi; Taddei, Aquilani (63′ Okaka), Perrotta, Menez (53′ Baptista); Vucinic (85′ Brighi).

Goalscorers: Gourcuff (B) 18′, Vucinic (R) 64′, Baptista (R) 71′, 83′. 

Goal Highlights

[display_podcast]

Related Articles

yahoo uk sports – post-match  Live commentary

Final score in the other Italian club match,

Inter Milan 1 – 1 Werder Bremen

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Click to comment

0 Comments

  1. Busby

    December 9, 2008 at 9:36 am

    This article is very interesting and is full of important information.
    Thank you for the author of this site and article.God bless you!

  2. Pingback: What Next For Roma? | Serie A Talk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in General

Translate »