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Bordeaux's Europa League hopes over after poor run

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Girondin de Bordeaux dreams of European football for a third consecutive season are over as they now can't finish above sixth place but, could enjoy to crush top rivals Marseille at the very end.

Bordeaux have won just one match in their last five, drawing three and losing 2-1 against Lille last week.

Currently standing sixth in the French Ligue 1 with 48 points, dreams of travelling around Europe are over after two consecutive year in Europa League as top rivals Marseille (fifth) are 10 points above with three matches remaining until the end of the season.

But Francis Gillot, Bordeaux head coach, could give a bit a joy after a more than average season as his side will face south of France Marseille, before closing their 2013-2014 Ligue 1 campaign against runners-up AS Monaco FC.

A victory over historical rivals would give faith to play a good campaign next season and earn back their place in Europe.

Bordeaux surprisingly finished bottom of Group F in the Europa League this year with only three points in the counter, it was a 2-1 victory at home against APOEL Nicosie.

It was a disappointment for the French supporters to stumble and quit the Europa League at the group stages, as the club reached the round of last 8 in the 2012-2013 Europa League's edition.

And it was Newcastle who crushed the French out of the tournament after winning 3-0 the first-leg at home but, Bordeaux's fans had still something to enjoy as they beat the The Magpies 2-1 at home in the return fixture. But a 4-3 loss on aggregate saw them out of the tournament.

Girondin de Bordeaux have won the French Cup in 2013 but nothing else under Gillot who took over Jean Tigana in June 2011.

Bordeaux played their latest glory days under Lauren Blanc, Current PSG head coach and former France National, between 2007 and 2010.

The south-west club won the League Cup trophy in 2008, finished top of the Ligue 1 in 2009 , lifted the Champions trophy in 2010 and have played two season in the Champions league under Blanc with a quarter-fianl clash against Lyon, fifth.

Since Blanc departure for the France head coach job, Bordeaux have not finished above fith place and went down to seventh in 2011.

Glory days could come back for the 'bordelais' but with big money being spent at PSG and Monaco Champions League football is quite a closed door.

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