Lyon v Bordeaux
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal 1st Leg
Stade de Gerland – Lyon, France
30 March 2010 – 19:45 GMT
Two French sides meet in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals 1st leg on Tuesday night as Lyon hosts Bordeaux.
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Both teams have had very successful runs in the Champions League and at least one Ligue 1 side will make the semifinals. Lyon advanced from the round of 16 with a surprise 2-1 aggregate win over favorites Real Madrid. Bordeaux advances to this round with a comfortable 3-1 aggregate win over Greek side Olympiacos. While not as impressive as Lyon’s win, Bordeaux have not lost in the Champions League this season and have five clean sheets in eight matches.
It should be a defensive battle with two teams that have shown the ability to play disciplined football. Bordeaux leads Ligue 1 with only 23 goals conceded in 28 matches and is at the top of the table. Lyon is two points back in 5th place as Ligue 1 remains extremely crowded at the top. The two teams played in December with Bordeaux winning 1-0 at the Stade de Gerland.
Injuries for Lyon include Francois Clerc, Jean-Alain Boumsong, and Johan Hartock for Lyon while Bordeaux has Marc Planus, Abdoulaye Traore, and Gregory Sertic out with injuries.
It’s a very tough match to predict as Bordeaux has been impressive in all competitions this season but Lyon did beat Real Madrid 1-0 at home. It should be a low scoring match and anything above two goals would be surprising. The leading goalscorer for Lyon in the Champions League is Miralem Pjanic with four goals. Bordeaux’s top scorers are Michael Ciani and Marouane Chamakh who have three goals each.
Lyon v Bordeaux Prediction
Lyon will win the match 1-0.
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