Europa League - Group B
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Bordeaux 1-1 Liverpool

Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana scored his first goal of the season for Liverpool

Liverpool were denied their first win in four games after substitute Jussie scored in the last 10 minutes to earn Bordeaux a point in their opening Europa League Group B match.

Adam Lallana opened the scoring with a delightful 65th-minute strike after he had nutmegged defender Pablo.

But with nine minutes remaining Jussie fired high into the net after the Reds failed to clear their area.

Liverpool also went close through Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings.

Brazilian Coutinho, who was one of the few experienced players in the starting XI, rattled the post with a fierce 20-yard drive, while Ings forced a very good low save from goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso.

The Frenchman also produced a very good stop to deny Lallana prior to the goal.

FC Sion, third in the Swiss league, lead Group B after recording a 2-1 victory over Rubin Kazan. Senegal forward Moussa Konate scored twice.

Lallana finds form in France

The ex-Southampton midfielder featured for the club for the first time since picking up a thigh injury against Bournemouth last month.

He did not make much of an impact in the opening 45 minutes, but produced two outstanding moments in the match after the break.

The first was a deft turn-and-shot which Carrasso did well to turn away, but the 33-year-old stopper had no chance with the second.

It was a goal reminiscent of his Saints days. He collected a pass from Alberto Morento, nutmegged Pablo before stroking his effort past the reach of the Bordeaux keeper.

Both the goalscorer and Coutinho were the only standout performers in attack for Liverpool, with strikers Divock Origi and winger Jordon Ibe - talked about in England terms recently - failing to make an impact.

How did Liverpool's youth fare?

The Reds XI and bench featured five relatively inexperienced players who had graduated from the academy.

In the spotlight, was Maghull-born midfielder Jordan Rossiter. The 18-year-old, who became the club's second youngest goalscorer last season when he scored in the League Cup, was named in the starting XI and took up a position just in front of the defence.

Rossiter impressed with the ease in which he linked defence and attack. Of the 42 passes he attempted, he completed 38.

Fellow 18-year-old Pedro Chirivella joined him in the middle following an early leg injury to defender Kolo Toure. Despite the surprise early introduction, the Spain youth international also looked comfortable against lively opponents.

Midfielder Cameron Brannagan, 19, made a second-half appearance, while teenagers Daniel Cleary and Connor Randall remained on the bench.

Man of the match - Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

Philippe Coutinho
At the age of 23, Philippe Coutinho is already indispensable in the Liverpool team - the best attacker on display for the Reds with two attempts on goal and one against the woodwork

Player reaction

Adam Lallana on BT Sport: "Before the match we might have taken a point, but we're disappointed. They scored with five or 10 minutes to go.

"A couple of the young lads did really well, Pedro Chirivella when he came on and Jordan Rossiter were brilliant.

"It's a positive performance. We've lost our last two Premier League games and need to get back to winning ways now.

"We've got a tough game on Sunday against Norwich, so we need another good performance and have to make sure we win.

"It's a point away from home. We need to win our next game in the league and in this competition and then things will look much better."

Line-ups

Bordeaux

  • 16Carrasso
  • 2GajicSubstituted forGuilbertat 86'minutes
  • 4Nascimento de Castro
  • 5Pallois
  • 29Poundje
  • 11ChantômeBooked at 38mins
  • 10SaivetSubstituted forBiyogo Pokoat 76'minutes
  • 19Maurice-Belay
  • 24KhazriSubstituted forFerreira Vieiraat 69'minutes
  • 27Crivelli
  • 9Rolan

Substitutes

  • 7Traoré
  • 12Thelin
  • 17Biyogo Poko
  • 20Ferreira Vieira
  • 21Yambéré
  • 26Guilbert
  • 30Prior

Liverpool

  • 22Mignolet
  • 12Gomez
  • 4K TouréBooked at 12minsSubstituted forChirivellaat 28'minutes
  • 17Sakho
  • 33Ibe
  • 46RossiterSubstituted forBrannaganat 80'minutes
  • 23Can
  • 18Moreno
  • 20Lallana
  • 10Coutinho
  • 27OrigiSubstituted forIngsat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Firmino
  • 28Ings
  • 32Brannagan
  • 34Bogdan
  • 56Randall
  • 58Cleary
  • 68Chirivella
Referee:
Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Attendance:
35,328

Match Stats

Home TeamBordeauxAway TeamLiverpool
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bordeaux 1, Liverpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bordeaux 1, Liverpool 1.

Hand ball by Andre Biyogo Poko (Bordeaux).

Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolas Maurice-Belay (Bordeaux).

Corner, Bordeaux. Conceded by Emre Can.

Attempt missed. Cameron Brannagan (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Pablo.

Substitution

Substitution, Bordeaux. Frederic Guilbert replaces Milan Gajic.

Attempt saved. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joseph Gomez.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Pablo.

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andre Biyogo Poko (Bordeaux).

Goal!

Goal! Bordeaux 1, Liverpool 1. Jussie (Bordeaux) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Cameron Brannagan replaces Jordan Rossiter.

Corner, Bordeaux. Conceded by Emre Can.

Foul by Emre Can (Liverpool).

Nicolas Maurice-Belay (Bordeaux) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bordeaux. Andre Biyogo Poko replaces Henri Saivet.

Attempt saved. Enzo Crivelli (Bordeaux) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Danny Ings replaces Divock Origi.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Pablo.

Divock Origi (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Henri Saivet (Bordeaux).

Substitution

Substitution, Bordeaux. Jussie replaces Wahbi Khazri.

Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maxime Poundje (Bordeaux).

Goal!

Goal! Bordeaux 0, Liverpool 1. Adam Lallana (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alberto Moreno.

Attempt saved. Nicolas Maurice-Belay (Bordeaux) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jordan Rossiter (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Maxime Poundje.

Pedro Chirivella (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Diego Rolan (Bordeaux).

Attempt missed. Henri Saivet (Bordeaux) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wahbi Khazri with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bordeaux. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Cédric Carrasso.

Attempt saved. Adam Lallana (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

Emre Can (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enzo Crivelli (Bordeaux).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 17th September 2015

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Molde11003123
2Celtic10102201
3Ajax10102201
4Fenerbahçe100113-20

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Sion11002113
2Liverpool10101101
3Bordeaux10101101
4Rubin Kazan100112-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund11002113
2FK Qabala10100001
3PAOK Salonika10100001
4FK Krasnodar100112-10

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli11005053
2FC Midtjylland11001013
3Legia Warsaw100101-10
4Club Brugge100105-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Viktoria Plzen11002023
2Rapid Vienna11002113
3Villarreal100112-10
4Dinamo Minsk100102-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Marseille11003033
2Sporting Braga11001013
3Slovan Liberec100101-10
4FC Groningen100103-30

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rosenborg10102201
2Saint-Étienne10102201
3Lazio10101101
4Dnipropetrovsk10101101

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lokomotiv Moscow11003123
2Besiktas11001013
3Skenderbeu100101-10
4Sporting100113-20

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Basel11002113
2Belenenses10100001
3Lech Poznan10100001
4Fiorentina100112-10

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tottenham11003123
2Monaco10101101
3Anderlecht10101101
4FK Qarabag100113-20

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Schalke11003033
2Sparta Prague10101101
3Asteras Tripolis10101101
4Apoel Nicosia100103-30

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ath Bilbao11003123
2Partizan Belgrade11003213
3AZ Alkmaar100123-10
4Augsburg100113-20
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