Bordeaux sink Apoel at death

Carlos Henrique earned Bordeaux a late 2-1 win over Apoel Nicosia which lifted the French club off the foot of Europa League Group F.

Last Updated: 24/10/13 at 22:23 Post Comment

Christian da Silva Fiel: Under pressure from Gregory Sertic

Christian da Silva Fiel: Under pressure from Gregory Sertic

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Ludovic Sane's opener was cancelled out by Esmael Goncalves but, with the fixture heading towards a stalemate, the Brazilian popped up to slam home the decider and secure a first victory for Les Girondins.

The three points move them off the bottom of the table with winless Apoel taking their place.

The fans at Stade Chaban-Delmas witnessed a cagey opening 15 minutes but home nerves were eventually settled with a shot from Maxime Poundje which flew wide of the right post.

And it was Bordeaux who struck first after 24 minutes thanks to Sane, who rose to meet a corner from Gregory Sertic and head home from close range.

Ludovic Obraniak then threatened a second for the Ligue 1 club but visiting goalkeeper Rafael Urko was quick off his line to clear the danger.

Bordeaux goalkeeper Cedric Carasso was also made to earn his money at the other end, getting his palms to a testing header from Franco Vinicius, before another save from Urko prevented Les Girondins from extending their lead, with Obraniak thwarted before Henrique headed the rebound over.

And Apoel capitalised on the stroke of half-time with Efstathios Aloneftis pumping in a cross which was stabbed home from six yards by Goncalves.

Carasso kept the scores level after 57 minutes when he turned away another Goncalves strike with his feet, while Urko also impressed at the other end in tipping Obraniak's effort round the post.

However, luck was against Apoel in the 63rd minute as Aloneftis smacked a post with his 18-yard volley.

It looked like time would run out for both teams but the deadlock was finally broken a minute from time by Henrique, who got on the end of a free-kick from Diego Rolan to smash the winning goal high into the centre of the net.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Thursday, 11 December 2014
20:05
Young Boys 2-0 Sp Prague  
Everton 0-1 Krasnodar  
S Bucuresti 0-2 Dynamo Kiev  
Fiorentina 1-2 Dinamo Minsk  
Leg Warsaw 2-0 Trabzonspor  
Lille 0-3 Wolfsburg  
Metalist 0-1 Lokeren  
Napoli 3-0 Slovan  
PAOK S'nika 1-2 Guingamp  
Rio Ave 2-0 Aalborg  

Footer 365

Premier League: Joe Hart agrees long-term contract with Manchester City

Joe Hart has signed a new long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Premier League: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Manchester United can still win title

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Saturday's opponents Manchester United can still win the Barclays Premier League.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini confident James Milner will sign new deal at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident James Milner will soon sign a new contract with the club.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property