This is a Group F UEFA Europa League match between Bordeaux and APOEL Nicosia. Bordeaux sits in the bottom of the group table and are with out a point. APOEL Nicosia haven’t had much better fortunes in group play so far this season. They’ve got one draw in their first two games to get one point. A win doesn’t guarantee they’ll be back in the running but it is a start.
These two tames have never played each other in UEFA competition before. Bordeaux has never played a Cypriot team before. APOEL Nicosia on the other hand has played French teams four times. They’ve won once, and lost three times in those games. They also have never scored a goal on French soil. In the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League tournament, APOEL Nicosia beat Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 to even the aggregate score and eventually won 4-3 on penalties.
Even more staggering, no Cypriot team has ever avoided defeat in five UEFA competitions against French clubs.
Date: October 24
Start Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
Location: Bordeaux, France
Stadium: Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas
TV Info: Not televised
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Key - POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points