RAYO VALLECANO 4 BORDEAUX 1
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The small Madrid-based side only played in front of 8,000 spectators, but those that turned up were rewarded with a superb display of attacking football.
From the outset it seemed goals were going to be the order of the day and so it proved when Lillian Laslandes put the visitors one-up in the first minute.
The ball broke free to Laslandes and he hammered home his shot from the edge of the area, leaving keeper Kasey Keller with no chance.
However, this only seemed to wake up the home side and they fought back to level through Ramon De Quintana just after the half-hour as he made no mistake with an equally emphatic finish.
This put the sides in at half-time on level terms and Rayo came out in the second-half with all guns blazing.
Bosnian striker Elvir Bolic finally put them in front for good, in the 73rd minute with a superb finish and the game was put beyond doubt in the final eight minutes.
First Jose Maria Quevedo latched onto defensive indecision to fire home his side's third before Michel capped a superb night in the Spanish capital as he crashed in an injury time free-kick.
After the game, Rayo coach Juande Ramos said: "It was a magical night for Rayo. It was a magnificent game and a superb second half performance.
"The team knew it had to get a good result here if we were to stand a chance of qualifying. We were a little asleep on their goal, but after that the team responded brilliantly.
"At half-time we knew that we could win, but we never imagined we could get three more goals and take a 4-1 victory.
"We are not overconfident and we will have a tough 90 minutes ahead of us."
Bordeaux coach Elie Baup replied: "It was a painful result for us. We made too many errors and luck didn't favour us when we hit the post.
"Still football can be a surprising game and anything can happen in the second leg."