Jacobs: "Penalty was absurd"

THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2008, 15:20 - andy
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Ariël Jacobs was content with his team's victory, but rues Bordeaux' penalty-goal. "I don't think we should be euphoric. This game is already behind me, I'm looking head to the next match."

"But in any case, this victory is good for the morale of the players," the coach added. "I congratulated the team after the game."

Jacobs was visibly furious when the Italian referee awarded Bordeaux a dubious penalty and had to be held back by match officials, "Usually I'm very relaxed, and I can accept when a referee makes a wrong decision, but this was absurd."

The Anderlecht coach does expect a tougher Bordeaux in the return game next Thursday. "I think we have a 40% chance of qualifying. It's up to us to make that 50%. We should profit from the space we will likely get in Bordeaux."

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