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Matters are rarely straightforward in French football, but as Lyons travel to Bayern Munich for tonight's first leg of their Champions League semi-final the present situation takes some beating.

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Blanc calls on Bordeaux to 'erase' errors

The Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc insists his side can recover from their string of recent setbacks to mount a final push for the Ligue 1 title over the closing weeks of the season.

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Bordeaux will have to fix their defensive frailties if they are to overcome a two-goal deficit against Lyons in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals at Stade Chaban-Delmas tonight.

Lyons in bullish mood after victory in battle of France

Lyons reminded Bordeaux that they were still alive and the rest of Europe that they could still be a threat in the Champions League with their victory in a thrilling first leg of the all-French quarter-final on Tuesday night.

Lisandro double gives Lyons edge

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Lyon dominate French clash

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Blanc hopes Bordeaux can shrug off cup defeat

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Blanc hopes duo's European run hints at French revival

Lyons and Bordeaux's Champions League progress has led to talk of return to glory days

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