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Key Events

D. Origi
J. Ibe
D. Contento
Yellow Card
C. Benteke
Yellow Card
A. Ounas
J. Plašil
N. Maurice-Belay
Jussiê
A. Lallana
Roberto Firmino
E. Can
J. Allen
C. Diabaté
E. Crivelli
J. Ibe
Yellow Card
Lucas Leiva
Yellow Card
N. Clyne
Assist
C. Benteke
Goal
J. Milner
Penalty Goal
L. Sané
Yellow Card
J. Plašil
Assist
H. Saivet
Goal
3
3
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
6
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 425 465

Commentary

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Liverpool qualify for the Europa League knockout stages with a 2-1 win over Bordeaux at Anfield. Milner and Benteke score first-half goals to cancel out Saivet's earlier strike from a Mignolet mistake. The French side are heading out of the competition. 
FULL TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-1 BORDEAUX
D. Origi
J. Ibe
Liverpool
Klopp makes his third and final change for Liverpool this evening as he takes off Ibe, who played really well for the hosts tonight with his direct running, and replaces him with Origi in stoppage time. 
The fourth official on the touchline indicates that a minimum of three minutes is being added on here at Anfield. Bordeaux are pushing more numbers forward now in search of a late equaliser. Will there be time for one last twist in the tale?
D. Contento
Yellow Card
Bordeaux
Contento talks himself into the referee's book as he complains about a decision going against Bordeaux. The man in charge of the cards has been busy in the last 10 minutes or so. 
Saivet picks up the ball deep inside Liverpool's half and looks to play in Maurice-Belay down the left, but Milner spots the danger well and hacks it clear for Liverpool. Bordeaux are getting closer to the Reds' goal at the moment. 
It's still a very even game here at Anfield as both sides continue to huff and puff in around each other's box. The referee is also being tasked with stamping out a number of poor challenges in either half as we approach stoppage time. 
C. Benteke
Yellow Card
Liverpool
Benteke goes into the referee's book as he makes a mistimed challenge in the attacking third. He brings down Bordeaux skipper Sane and receives a caution as a result. 
A. Ounas
J. Plašil
Bordeaux
Sagnol makes his third and final change for Bordeaux this evening as he takes off Plasil, who picked his passes well tonight, and replaces him with Ounas in the latter stages of normal time here at Anfield. 
GOOD DEFENDING! Maurice-Belay picks up the ball inside the penalty area unmarked but as he looks to get a shot away, Toure brilliantly reads the danger and gets a foot in for Liverpool. Fantastic defending again from the the Ivorian. 
Milner plays a short free-kick towards Can down the left but the former Bayer Leverkusen man becomes a little impatient in possession as he drives it forward needlessly towards Benteke. Plasil makes the clearance as Bordeaux look to counter attack now.
Maurice-Belay gets his first touch of the game as he sprays a pass out wide towards Poko. The Bordeaux full-back tries to chuck in a cross first time towards the head of Diabate, but Moreno makes the block for Liverpool. Good defending. 
The clock continues to tick down here at Anfield and Liverpool are the side who are going through to the knockout stages as things stand. Bordeaux need to win tonight to keep their hopes of reaching the round of 32 alive but they're on the back foot at the moment.
N. Maurice-Belay
Jussiê
Bordeaux
Sagnol makes his second change of the game for Bordeaux this evening as he brings off Jussie, who was bright in the first half but was quiet after the break, and replaces him with Maurice-Belay in a straight swap up front. 
The game continues to peter out at the moment as neither side looks like they are capable of scoring a goal. Both teams are having their share of the ball but aren't committing too many numbers forward in attack.
A. Lallana
Roberto Firmino
Liverpool
Klopp makes his second substitution of the match this evening as he takes off Firmino, who failed to shine like he did against Manchester City last weekend, and replaces him with in-form midfielder Lallana. 
Ibe curls in a lovely corner from the right towards the head of Lovren, who just misses the flight of the cross at the near post. The ball does reach the feet of Benteke, though, but Sane gets a block in inside the penalty area. 
Yambere gives the ball away as he plays a square pass straight to the feet of Can. The German surges forward down the left and plays in Milner, who tries to test Carrasso first time but he smashes a shot into the side netting from inside the box. 
Contento collects a pass from Saivet down the flank and curls in a good, teasing cross over the top of Lovren towards the head of Diabate, but it carries too much weight as Milner makes the clearance at the back post. 
OVER! Contento latches onto the end of a pass from Rolan down the left but rather than chuck in a cross towards several team mates, he decides to go for goal but his effort flies over the crossbar from a tight angle. 
E. Can
J. Allen
Liverpool
Klopp makes his first change of the game for Liverpool tonight as he brings on Can in place of Allen, who played well when pressing and breaking up play in the middle of the park, just after the hour mark. 
C. Diabaté
E. Crivelli
Bordeaux
Sagnol makes his first change of the game for Bordeaux this evening as he takes off Crivelli, who played okay tonight but didn't receive much service from those around him, and replaces the striker with Diabate in a forward swap up top. 
Can looks stripped and ready to come on now in the next few minutes for Liverpool as Klopp looks to make his first change of the game. The hosts are still looking the sharper of the two sides as things stand but Bordeaux are certainly not out of this yet. 
Ibe powers forward down the right-hand side but as he looks to pick out a man in red inside the penalty area, Sane cuts out the danger with a good clearance. Bordeaux are on the breakaway now through Plasil. 
Plasil picks up the ball in the middle of the park but as he spins into a good bit of space, his pass looking for Crivelli gets cut out well by Lucas for Liverpool. Bordeaux are struggling to create anything at the moment. 
J. Ibe
Yellow Card
Liverpool
Ibe becomes the second Liverpool man to go into the referee's book in a matter of minutes as he kicks the ball away in frustration. He brings down Jussie with a shoulder barge and shows his anger at the decision going against him. 
Lucas Leiva
Yellow Card
Liverpool
Lucas smells the danger in front of him as Plasil looks to pick out a pass in the final third, but the Liverpool midfielder mistimes his challenge and receives a caution for bringing down the Bordeaux man. 
Plasil drives forward down the right for Bordeaux but as he plays a back pass towards Poko marauding forward from defence, Moreno mops up possession for Liverpool and gets them on the front foot again. 
The referee gets surrounded by several Bordeaux players asking for a penalty but the man in charge waves away their protests. Jussie heads Saivet's corner onto Benteke's outstretched hand but it was hard to see in real time. 
WASTE! Ibe gets in behind Yambere inside Bordeaux's box but with Benteke alongside him, he decides to go alone instead but drives his effort too close to Carrasso who makes a superb save with his feet. 
SAVE! Liverpool break forward minutes after the disappointment of a having a third goal chalked off as Allen picks up the ball just outside the Bordeaux box, and forces a great save from Carrasso between the sticks. The hosts are in control at the moment. 
NO GOAL! Milner latches onto the end of a great through pass from Allen and crosses for Benteke first time, who taps the ball into the net but the referee disallows the goal. The Belgian trips Sane before his finish. Great decision. 
OVER THE BAR! Allen chests down a throw-in from the left and plays a good pass towards Firmino, who drives a low cross first time to Benteke but the striker blasts a shot into the stands behind the Bordeaux goal. 
Toure latches onto the ball inside his own half and plays a great through pass towards Benteke, but the Belgian gets barged over quickly by Contento as the referee awards Liverpool a free-kick. 
Welcome back! Bordeaux get us under way again here at Anfield as neither side makes a personnel change during the half-time break. 
And in added time in the opening half, Benteke made the most of Clyne's poor cross by taking a superb first touch past Yambere before smashing a lovely finish past Carrasso to put Liverpool in front for the first time this evening. 
Saivet gave Bordeaux the lead after Mignolet gave away a free-kick for holding onto the ball for 20 seconds from a goal-kick. But the French side shot themselves in the foot minutes later after Sane gave away a penalty for pulling down Benteke inside the box, which Milner converted. 
The referee calls time on what was an action-packed, mistake-laden opening 45 minutes here at Anfield. Benteke has the sides separated at the moment after finding the back of the net right at the end of the first half. 
HALF TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-1 BORDEAUX
N. Clyne
Assist
Liverpool
Clyne powers down the right-hand side and plays in quite a bad cross towards Benteke, but the Belgian makes the most of it as he controls the ball superbly before burying a strike beyond a flat-footed Carrasso. 
C. Benteke
Goal
Liverpool
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLL!! It's 2-1 to Liverpool! Benteke completes the turnaround for the Reds as he skins Yambere just inside the penalty area, before he buries a powerful shot past Carrasso into the bottom corner. 
The fourth official indicates that a minimum of one minute is being added on here at Anfield as Moreno bursts past Poko down the left, but fails to pick out a man in red with a driven ball across the face of goal. 
Ibe shifts infield from the right past Saivet but as he sees Benteke making a run in behind Yambere, the winger plays a pass forward but he overcooks it, handing the French side a goal-kick minutes before the half-time interval. 
Toure makes a good clearance inside his own half and hands Bordeaux a corner. Plasil steps up and bends in a wicked, curling ball towards the near post but Benteke heads away the danger for Liverpool. The hosts are breaking forward in numbers now. 
Crivelli picks up the ball inside Liverpool's half and looks to play in Rolan with a tidy pass, but Lovren gets tight to the Bordeaux forward and snuffs out the danger for the hosts. Good defending from the Croatian. 
J. Milner
Penalty Goal
Liverpool
GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!! It's 1-1! Milner makes no mistake from the spot as he blasts the ball past Carrasso to level the tie. Sane holds his head in his hands after making the poor decision to pull Benteke down inside the box, giving the referee no choice but to award a penalty. 
L. Sané
Yellow Card
Bordeaux
Sane becomes the first man to get his name taken by the referee this evening as he fouls Benteke inside the area. As the ball comes in, the Belgian striker appears to be heading nowhere near it so why the Bordeaux skipper feels the need to touch him remains to be seen. 
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! The referee awards a penalty to the hosts as Benteke gets pulled down inside the box by Sane. Milner grabs the ball and places it on the spot. 
Allen drives a shot towards goal and wins a corner for Liverpool as it takes a deflection of a Bordeaux man. Milner bends in the set play towards the middle of the box but Sane makes an easy clearance for the visitors. 
J. Plašil
Assist
Bordeaux
Plasil grabs the assist for Bordeaux as he simply rolls the ball to his left for Saivet to smash into the net past Mignolet. The replay shows that the Liverpool goalkeeper will be disappointed he didn't save it. 
H. Saivet
Goal
Bordeaux
GOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLLLL!! It's 1-0 to Bordeaux! Saivet punishes Mignolet for giving away a silly free-kick inside his own half as he smashes Plasil's lay-off into the top corner past the Belgian shot-stopper first time. What a finish. 
Mignolet takes far too long to take his goal kick and the referee awards Bordeaux a direct free-kick inside the penalty area. Saivet stands over it at the moment. The Belgian has given the visitors a great chance to take the lead here. 
Poko smashes a low cross towards Saivet outside the box and as the midfielder plays the ball sideways towards Crivelli, Clyne gets back in the nick of time to make a clearance at the back post for Liverpool. Good defending. 
NO GOAL! Ibe steams down the left past Poko and threads through a delightful pass to Benteke, but as the powerful forward sticks the ball in the back of the net, the official on the far side of the pitch raises his flag for offside. Unlucky. 
Firmino digs out a cross towards the back post but Sane rises highest and makes the clearance ahead of Benteke. The ball sits up for Toure who gets urged to shoot, but he slices his effort well wide of the target from outside the box. 
CHANCE! Ibe cuts infield past both Sane and Plasil and curls in a powerful cross from the left towards the box, which just bypasses both Benteke and Milner with Carrasso rooted to his spot. Excellent wing play. 
Poko plays a lovely ball down the right towards Rolan who bursts forward quickly on the breakaway for Bordeaux, but Allen watches him closely and makes a good tackle in the centre of the pitch. 
Saivet steps up to take the free-kick for Bordeaux but he strikes it straight at the wall as the chance goes begging for the visitors. Liverpool have an opportunity of their own straight afterwards as Benteke latches onto a pass from Clyne, firing wide of the near post with a low effort. 
Milner gives the ball away to Jussie and that allows Bordeaux to set up a counter attack through the middle of the pitch. The Brazilian spreads a pass out wide to Crivelli and as he looks to get a shot on target, Allen brings him down for a free-kick. 
Poko surges forward down the right but as he knocks the ball past Moreno, the Spaniard makes a good recovery by getting his body in the way to allow possession to trickle out for a goal-kick. Bordeaux have made a decent start to this match, though Liverpool have looked the brighter. 
Contento looks to get forward down the left-hand side for Bordeaux but as he works an angle to try and get a cross in, Milner tracks him well and clears the ball out for a throw-in with a good tackle. 
CHANCE! Mignolet makes a hash of his attempted clearance as heads the ball softly into the path of Chantome deep inside his own half, but Toure spares his blushes as he makes a hugely important block to deny the Bordeaux midfielder from making it 0-1. 
Milner collects the ball down the right-hand side and bends in a cracking, lofted cross over the top of both Contento and Yambere towards Benteke, but the official on that side of the pitch denies the Liverpool striker in his tracks with the offside flag. 
Moreno latches onto a pass from Allen down the left flank and plays a good through ball forward towards Benteke. But as the Liverpool target man looks to isolate Sane, the Bordeaux skipper comes out on top with a neat interception. Good defending from him. 
Moreno curls in the resulting corner from the left towards Benteke at the far post but the Belgium international gives away a free-kick as he climbs all over the back of Yambere. Bordeaux are back in possession now. 
Ibe gets his head up early after receiving a pass from Lovren and sprays a ball forward towards an onrushing Moreno. The Spaniard flies past Sane but as he looks to get a cross in, Poko makes the block. Corner to Liverpool. 
Poko takes too long on the ball in the middle of the park and that allows Ibe the chance to seize possession. The Liverpool youngster plays the ball straight into the path of Firmino on the counter attack, but Sane steps out of defence and makes a good challenge. 
Liverpool get us under way here at Anfield. The man in charge of the cards for tonight's affair is Alon Yefet from Israel. 
Both sets of players are stripped and raring to go as they leave the tunnel and enter onto the field here at Anfield. We are just moments away from seeing the action start to unfold. 
BORDEAUX substitutes: Prior, Traore, Diabate, Maurice-Belay, Guilbert, Poundje, Ounas.
BORDEAUX (4-4-2): Carrasso; Poko, Sane (c), Yambere, Contento; Plasil, Chantome, Saivet, Rolan; Jussie, Crivelli. 
LIVERPOOL substitutes: Bogdan, Lallana, Can, Origi, Brannagan, Skrtel, Randall. 
LIVERPOOL (4-3-2-1): Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno; Milner (c), Lucas, Allen; Ibe, Firmino; Benteke. 
TEAM NEWS: Sagnol has made four alterations to the team which started Bordeaux's 2-2 draw with Rennes in their last outing. Andre Biyogo Poko, Jussie, Jaroslav Plasil and Diego Rolan all come into the first eleven for tonight's encounter. 
TEAM NEWS: Jurgen Klopp has made four changes to the side which started Liverpool's last match against Manchester City in the Premier League. Kolo Toure, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe and Christian Benteke all get the chance to impress from the get-go this evening. Daniel Sturridge is absent from the squad with a foot injury. 
For Bordeaux, on the other hand, it is now or never for them tonight. The French outfit have to win in order to stand a chance of qualifying for the Europa League knockout stages. Willy Sagnol's men are three points behind Liverpool at the moment and a draw wouldn't be enough to keep them in the mix to get out of the group.
Rubin Kazan's win over Sion earlier today has added a bit more spice to tonight's Group B encounter on Merseyside, with the Russians now just a point behind Liverpool. The Reds can seal their entry into the round of 32 with victory this evening but a draw would keep Rubin's hopes of qualifying alive. 
Good evening and welcome to our LIVE text commentary on tonight's UEFA Europa League clash between Liverpool and Bordeaux from Anfield. Kick off is at 8:05pm GMT. 
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