Bordeaux survived an unlikely Olympiacos fightback to book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals at the Stade Chaban Delmas on Wednesday night.
Yoann Gourcuff’s superb free-kick gave Bordeaux an early lead and the France midfielder saw another set-piece come back off the frame of the goal as visiting goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis struggled to cope with his delivery.
There looked no way back for Olympiacos when Matt Derbyshire was sent off in the 60th minute for two yellow cards in the space of seven minutes.
But substitute Kostas Mitroglou made an instant impression, crashing home a 64th minute equaliser, and they received a second boost when the hosts’ captain Alou Diara also saw red.
Bordeaux, though, sealed their progression in the 88th minute, Nikopolidis again caught as Marouane Chamakh headed in at the far post.