Duo out for Valencia
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Che go into the game with a one-goal advantage after coming from behind to beat Les Girondins 2-1 last week, but coach Rafa Benitez will have to select his team without Argentine playmaker Pablo Aimar and midfielder Mohamed Sissoko.
Aimar, such an important figure for Valencia, is still nursing an abdominal problem and will not be risked against Bordeaux.
Sissoko has been ruled out with an ankle complaint, which the club believe needs another couple of days of treatment.
"The player will be assessed again in two days," said club doctor Jorge Candel. "The swelling has gone down, but we will not know how long he will be out for, for another 48 hours."