Marseille’s Euro hope hit in Bordeaux

Afp, Bordeaux

7 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Marseille’s hopes of European football suffered a setback on Friday when they slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Bordeaux in a battle between French clubs with ambitious American owners.

The loss left Marseille in fifth place, one point off a Europa League spot but eight from the Champions League places with seven games left.

“It’s a little hard to take but we have lost too many stupid points.” Marseille striker Florian Thauvin told.

Marseille, chasing a first win at Bordeaux in 42 years, went behind after 27 minutes when Francois Kamano scored from the penalty spot. Nicolas de Préville hit the second for Bordeaux in the 71st minute.

“They put on a spectacular match and it’s what our supporters have been waiting for.” said Bordeaux owner Joe Da Grosa.