Rodri-goal the difference: Benfica v Bordeaux

Long after the fans had all left the Estadio du Luz this evening, you could still see the dim of the floodlights illuminate the Lisbon skyline. Although the game was long over you could still see the Bordeaux players trying their best to put the ball in the back of the net. Mariano and Tremoulinas flying down the empty wings, […]

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Lyon stunned by Spurs but Bordeaux fly the Ligue 1 flag

In the end it was a mixed Thursday night for the French sides in Europa League action. Two teams were reduced to one, but it could so easily have been both teams through to the next round. Moussa Dembele’s injury-time strike against Lyon levelled the scores on the night but gave Tottenham a 3-2 lead on aggregate and a match […]

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Dynamo Kiev 1 Bordeaux 1 – Europa League Report

It was certainly unglamourous, but mission accomplished as Bordeaux grabbed an away goal and take Dynamo Kiev back to France with a 1-1 draw. Although my prediction was correct, it was touch-and-go for a long time as lady luck certainly aided the visitors in this game. Gusev, Yarmolenko and Haruna all had chances to win it for the Ukrainians but […]

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Tottenham 2 Lyon 1 – Europa League Report

Love hurts! After coming back from a goal down and looking for every passing minute that they could escape from London with an excellent away result, it was Gareth Bale’s delicious left foot that twice struck the decisive blow on a heart-breaking Valentine’s Day evening in London for Lyon.  This is the first time Les Gones have lost three games […]

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Tottenham v Lyon: Europa League Preview

Europa League football is back this midweek, and Theo Benneworth looks ahead to the Anglo-French clash between Spurs and Lyon. After a two-month break, European football nights are back to quench our thirst for club-level continental clashes. While Tuesday and Wednesday gave us a few sips of Champion’s League action, Thursday brings with it copious lashings of Europa League goodness […]

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Dynamo Kiev v Bordeaux – Europa League Preview

Europa League football is back this midweek, and Matthew Richards looks ahead to the Franco-Ukrainian clash between Dynamo Kiev and Bordeaux. As the round of 32 of the Europa League rolls into town, Ligue 1 finds itself with two representatives still in contention. No doubt the ‘glamour tie’ of the two sees Olympique Lyonnais face the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur, although such […]

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Same team, same scenario, one step too far

Celtic v Rennes

Rennes fan Bastien Leclair has a sober look at his side’s disappointing performance last night in Glasgow. In Glasgow, Rennes has all but bid farewell to the Europa League, yet again scoring first, yet again conceding the next goal, and finally ending on a 3-1 defeat at Celtic Park. It couldn’t have started any better for the Bretons. Only two […]

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