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  • UEFA Europa League
  • 6 December 2012, 6:00pm
  • Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas
BordeauxBordeauxvNewcastleNewcastle
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  • Diabaté, 29
  • Diabaté, 72
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90 mins:Full time; Bordeaux 2-0 Newcastle.

90 mins:A late corner for Newcastle, which Marveaux takes, but it comes to nothing. There will be two minutes of added time.

88 mins:No hat-trick for Diabate this evening as he makes way for Hadi Sacko.

85 mins:Tavernier's cross finds Abeid but his header is off target.

83 mins:Anita plays in Ranger but his effort is high and wide.

82 mins:Ben Khalfallah nearly manages to create space for a shot but the Newcastle defence crowd him out and clear the danger.

80 mins:Newcastle make a final change as Papiss Demba Cissé replaces Shola Ameobi. It is a bit of a strange move from Alan Pardew but Cisse has struggled of late so perhaps the Newcastle boss is trying to help the forward rediscover his form.

77 mins:Elliot denies Fahid Ben Khalfallah with a smart save.

74 mins:That was a fine finish from Cheick Diabate. The Bordeaux frontman raced on to a long ball, beating the Newcastle centre-halves, and places the ball between Elliot's legs. That should be game over now.

74 mins:Fabricio Coloccini enters the action as Mike Williamson makes way.

73 mins:Goal! Bordeaux 2-0 Newcastle. Diabate.

68 mins:Tavernier is booked for a challenge on Saivet.

67 mins:The game has turned into a scrappy affair over the last few minutes, Marveaux manages to create space for an effort but his shot is poor and doesn't trouble Olimpa.

63 mins:Newcastle get forward but the move breaks down when Ameobi fould Poundje on the edge of the Bordeaux area.

58 mins:Bordeaux have settled a bit now and they're starting to look the stronger side again, Gregory Sertic has just hit the outside of the post with a shot from 30 yards.

54 mins:Mehdi Abeid wins the ball in the Bordeaux half and races towards goal before firing an effort just wide from outside the area.

53 mins:Bigirimana manages to pick out Ameobi with a long ball into the box but the Newcastle striker is denied by a fine save from Olimpa.

49 mins:Newcastle have started the stronger of the two sides in the opening stages of the second 45 minutes but as yet they haven't tested Olimpa in the Bordeaux goal.

46 mins:Newcastle restart the game for the second-half.

46 mins:Sammy Ameobi makes way at half-time for Vurnon Anita.

45 mins:Half time; Bordeaux 1-0 Newcastle.

43 mins:Bellion, who had a spell in English football with Sunderland, Manchester United and West Ham, manages to make space for a shot on the edge of the Newcastle box but Perch makes the block.

43 mins:Perch goes into the book for dissent.

40 mins:Newcastle are struggling to keep hold of the ball at the moment. It may be something to do with the pitch, which doesn't look the best surface.

37 mins:Newcastle haven't really responded to the goal as yet, instead Bordeaux are pushing on but Diabate is caught offside.

32 mins:Nile Ranger goes down in the penalty area and he thinks he should have been awarded a penalty but the Israeli referee doesn't give it.

30 mins:That was a fine header from Cheick Diabate, he managed to find the space between two Newcastle defenders before heading a Ben Khalfallah cross from the left flank into the net at the near post. Elliot has had a decent game so far but he had no chance with that effort.

29 mins:Goal! Bordeaux 1-0 Newcastle. Diabate.

27 mins:In the other Group D game tonight Maritimo lead Club Brugge 1-0, but neither side can overtake Newcastle.

24 mins:Tavernier does well to work the ball forward and into a crossing position but he doesn't have much support and can't find a team-mate, allowing Bordeaux to clear.

22 mins:Bordeaux will be the happier of the two sides so far. Newcastle are yet to really threaten and a draw will ensure the French side finish top of the group.

17 mins:Elliot makes two decent saves in succession as he denies David Bellion and then Diabate.

15 mins:Marveaux takes aim from distance but his shot doesn't trouble the keeper.

13 mins:James Tavernier puts in a dangerous looking cross but it doesn't reach Shola Ameobi.

11 mins:Ben Khalfallah tries his luck from range but Elliot beats his effort away fairly easily.

7 mins:Newcastle win a corner but Nile Ranger is judged to have fouled Olimpa and Bordeaux will restart play with a free-kick.

6 mins:Elliot does well to come out and claim a cross ahead of Cheick Diabate.

4 mins:Newcastle win two corners and then a free kick, but Bordeaux cope with the set pieces well and eventually clear.

2 mins:Bordeaux nearly take an early lead but Saivet's half-volley from close range is somehow kept out by Elliot, who makes a fantastic reflex save. The resulting corner comes to nothing.

1 mins:The hosts kick off in Bordeaux.

Bordeaux: Olimpa, Chalme, Planus, Marange, Poundje, Ben Khalfallah, Biyogo Poko, Sertic, Saivet, Bellion, Diabate. Subs: Keita, Sane, N'Guemo, Sacko, Maurice-Belay.

Newcastle: Elliot, Tavernier, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson, Abeid, Bigirimana, Ranger, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi. Subs: Krul, Coloccini, Simpson, Anita, Cisse, Amalfitano, Campbell.

Newcastle have already qualified for the knock-out stages but they will finish as group winners if they beat Bordeaux tonight. Boss Alan Pardew has made nine changes to the side who beat Wigan on Monday, only Williamson and Marveaux keep their places. Bordeaux have only named five of a possible seven substitutes.

team line-up

30Kévin Olimpa
23Florian Marange
29Maxime Poundje
27Marc Planus
21Matthieu Chalmé
20Henri Saivet
8Fahid Ben Khalfallah
26Grégory Sertic
17Andre Biyogo Poko
14Cheick Diabaté88
11David Bellion

substitutes

19Nicolas Maurice-Belay
6Ludovic Sané
1Abdoulaye Keita
12Hadi Sacko88
7Landry N'Guémo

referee

Menashe Masiah

team line-up

21Robert Elliot
34James Tavernier
31Shane Ferguson
14James Perch
6Michael Williamson73
22Sylvain Marveaux
39Mehdi Abeid
30Nile Ranger
28Sammy Ameobi45
20Gael Bigirimana
23Shola Ameobi81

substitutes

5Danny Simpson
2Fabricio Coloccini73
49Adam Campbell
1Tim Krul
9Papiss Demba Cissé81
8Vurnon Anita45
17Romain Amalfitano

referee

Menashe Masiah

match stats

possession %5940
shots on target62
shots off target76
corners36
tackles won1018
offsides53