The French side Bordeaux was frustrated after their UEFA-Cup defeat. Johan Micoud assaulted Mbark Boussoufa after the game. "Micoud was yelling and came after me. I never provoked him", said Boussoufa.
"The security personal had to stop Micoud, but then they pressed me against the wall. Luckily, Serhat Akin helped me. The only thing I did was dribbling passed my opponent for a few times", said Boussoufa.
Coach Ariël Jacobs was described as arrogant by the French after the match. "By focussing on some unimportant details, they don't have to face the truth of their painful elimination", he reacted.