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Macron Stadium (ATT 10,848) 25th October 2007 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: D Ceferin

Bolton Bolton Wanderers vs Braga Braga

Bolton 1

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Braga 1

Bolton held by Braga

Diouf header cancelled out by Jailson

By Andrew Scurr.   Last Updated: 25/10/07 10:12pm

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Diouf: Gave Bolton the lead

Diouf: Gave Bolton the lead

Gary Megson watched on as Bolton drew 1-1 with Braga in the Uefa Cup group stage at The Reebok Stadium.

Substitute El Hadji Diouf looked to have given Bolton the three points with a 66th minute header, but Jailson equalised for the Portuguese side with four minutes remaining.

Slow start

Nicolas Anelka and Cesar Peixoto exchanged early free-kicks with forced fairly routine saves from Paulo Santos and Jussi Jaaskelainen respectively.

Anelka was at the heart of everything good from Bolton and he set up Kevin Davies in the 21st minute with a floated cross but the stand-in captain's header flew over.

Bolton's top scorer should have done better midway through the first half when Alberto Rodriguez's slip let him in one-on-one with Santos.

However, the Frenchman tried his luck with an attempted chip from 30 yards out which sailed straight into the arms of the back-tracking Braga goalkeeper.

Wender fired straight at Jaaskelainen with a rare chance for Braga, before Gary Speed sent a header off target after being picked out by Anelka.

Braga opened up Bolton on 64 minutes with Wender playing in Jorginho but the Brazilian forward fired straight at Jaaskelainen from a tight angle.

Deadlock broken

The Trotters finally made the breakthrough midway through the second half when Diouf headed home from close range at the back post from Davies' clever cross.

The visitors had a strong penalty claim turned down with 20 minutes remaining as Andy O'Brien appeared to bring down Ze Manuel in the area.

Peixoto then gave Bolton another scare with a swerving shot from just outside the box which produced a wonderful one-handed stop from Jaaskelainen.

Davies struck the outside of the woodwork with a drive five minutes from time and Braga went up the other end and equalised with a looping header from Jailson.

Gerald Cid sent a strike straight at Santos and Gavin McCann volleyed wide in stoppage time, but Bolton could not find a late winner.

Bolton WanderersTeam StatisticsSporting Braga
1Goals1
01st Half Goals0
4Shots on Target5
6Shots off Target7
3Blocked Shots1
2Corners6
19Fouls17
5Offsides3
1Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
68.2Passing Success70.1
22Tackles16
72.7Tackles Success81.2
52.8Possession47.2
52.1Territorial Advantage47.9

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2 Torino 6 11
3 HJK Helsinki 6 6
4 FC Copenhagen 6 4

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2 Tottenham Hotspur 6 11
3 Asteras Tripoli 6 6
4 Partizan Belgrade 6 2

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1 Red Bull Salzburg 6 16
2 Celtic 6 8
3 Dinamo Zagreb 6 6
4 FC Astra Giurgiu 6 4

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2 PSV Eindhoven 6 8
3 Estoril 6 5
4 Panathinaikos 6 2

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2 Dnipro 6 7
3 Karabakh-Azersun 6 6
4 St Etienne 6 5

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1 Feyenoord 6 12
2 Sevilla 6 11
3 Rijeka 6 7
4 Standard Liege 6 4

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2 Wolfsburg 6 10
3 Krasnodar 6 6
4 Lille 6 4

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2 BSC Young Boys Bern 6 12
3 Sparta Prague 6 10
4 SK Slovan Bratislava 6 0

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2 Aalborg BK 6 9
3 FC Steaua Bucuresti 6 7
4 Rio Ave 6 4

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2 Guingamp 6 10
3 PAOK Salonika 6 7
4 Dinamo Minsk 6 4

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2 Trabzonspor 6 10
3 Lokeren SNW 6 10
4 Metalist Kharkiv 6 0

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