liverpool through as benteke overhauls bordeaux published: thursday 26 november 2015, 23.05cet liverpool 2-1 bordeaux christian benteke clinched the points as liverpool came from behind to beat the french visitors and qualify for the next phase from group b. by simon hart from anfield
liverpool secure qualification with narrow victory james milner, a penalty, and christian benteke get goals for reds henri saivet earlier puts visitors in front from indirect free-kick winless bordeaux eliminated with match to spare final group b games: bordeaux v rubin, sion v liverpool (10 december)
liverpool wrapped up their place in the last 32 of the uefa europa league by coming from behind to defeat bordeaux.
christian benteke got the winning goal with a fine individual strike after james milner's penalty had cancelled out henri saivet's 33rd-minute effort for the ligue 1 side. as a consequence liverpool moved to the top of group b, a point above sion, while bordeaux remain bottom.
bordeaux had the first opportunity of the night when simon mignolet's weak defensive header just outside his box fell to clément chantôme but happily for liverpool, kolo touré got in the way of the frenchman's attempted lob.
mignolet had no reprieve, however, when he was guilty of holding onto the ball for too long just after the half-hour. jaroslav plašil touched the ball to saivet and the bordeaux no10 curled a lovely shot into the right corner of the net.
at that stage, liverpool's best moment had come from benteke with a strike flashed wide on the half-volley, and it was the belgian who brought them back into the match. after he had had a goal annulled for offside, he went to ground under a ludovic sané challenge in the box and james milner tucked away the ensuing spot-kick.
then, on the stroke of half-time, benteke turned onto nathaniel clyne's ball into the area and buried it beyond cédric carrasso.
benteke was a central figure in the second half too when he had another goal disallowed for an apparent push on sané and missed an easier chance than his goal. jordon ıbe might have scored too but was foiled by carrasso before mignolet denied bordeaux a point by beating away saivet's late free-kick.
• benteke's sole previous 90-minute appearance under jürgen klopp had come in the home defeat by crystal palace. ıf this was an opportunity to stake a claim for more starts, he showed his very best side with a terrific winning goal, his first in europe for the reds, though he is unlikely to want to dwell on his second-half miss from roberto firmino's pull-back.
• bordeaux's players began the night with a lovely gesture, parading a banner with the british and french flags and the words 'thank you' to express their gratitude for the expressions of cross-channel solidarity since the paris terror attacks. yet although saivet registered their first goal on english soil this was ultimately a familiar tale – their sixth defeat in six matches here.
• under klopp, liverpool have had brilliant away victories at chelsea and manchester city but some mixed performances at home. ın his programme notes, klopp said "we need to make sure it is a place where we play our best football" and though this was not quite liverpool at their best, it was certainly an improvement on their two previous home draws in the competition.
liverpool devam, bordeaux tamam! uefa avrupa ligi b grubu'nun 5. maçında liverpool evinde bordeaux'yu 2-1 mağlup ederek bir üst tura yükseldi. 26 kasım 2015 , 23:57
liverpool: 2 - bordeaux: 1 33' [0-1] henri saivet 38' [1-1] james milner - penaltı 45' [2-1] benteke
ajansspor- uefa avrupa ligi b grubu'nun 5. maçında liverpool evinde bordeaux'yu ağırladı. kazanması durumunda gruptan çıkmayı garantileyecek olan "kırmızılar" karşılaşmanın 33. dakikasında henri saivet'in golüne engel olamayarak 1-0 geriye düştü.
bu gole 5 dakika sonra james milner'ın penaltıdan attığı golle ile karşılık veren liverpool, maça denge getirdi. ev sahibi ekibi öne geçiren gol ise 45. dakikada benteke'den geldi. bu golle liverpool ilk yarıyı bordeaux karşısında 2-1 önde kapattı.
karşılaşmanın ikinci yarısında gol olmadı ve liverpool evinde bordeaux'yu 2-1 mağlup etti. ingiliz temsilcisi bu sonuçla puanını 9 yaparken gruptan çıkmayı da garantiledi. bordeaux ise 3 puanda kaldı ve avrupa'ya veda etti.