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Aug 2, 2008

Bordeaux denied Lyon 7th Trophee des Champions

Bordeaux 0 Lyon 0 (Bordeaux win 5-4 on penalties)

Bordeaux denied Lyon a seventh consecutive Trophee des Champions success by defeating them in a penalty shootout at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Saturday.

Captain Cris missed the decisive penalty for Les Gones, who could have wrapped victory up earlier in the shootout only for Sidney Govou to see his effort saved and Fabio Grosso to shoot over the bar.

Bordeaux fully deserved their win and will be scratching their heads as to why they needed the lottery of spot-kicks to see off the Ligue 1 champions.

Les Girondins bossed the entire match and could have won at a canter.

They should have been awarded a penalty in the 16th minute when Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris clearly brought down Marouane Chamakh but play was waved on.

Lloris went on to save headers from Fernando and Chamakh towards the end of the first half, while Henrique struck Les Gones' bar with a close-range shot.

It was more of the same after the break. Chamakh's curler was saved by Lloris in the 50th minute and the same striker wasted another header moments later.

Lyon's best chance fell to Karim Benzema, who blazed a left-foot effort wide from the angle midway through the second half.

The match went straight to a shootout and early misses by Fernando Cavenaghi and David Bellion handed Lyon the chance to claim an undeserved victory.

But Govou and Grosso fluffed their lines, and Cris' awful miss with the 14th penalty of the shootout handed Bordeaux the win.

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