Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal lamented his side’s lack of luck as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Bordeaux to leave their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage hanging by a thread.
Goals from Yoann Gourcuff and Marouane Chamakh saw the French champions seal their place in the last 16 of the competition.
Bayern, meanwhile, face an uphill struggle to reach after Juventus went four points clear of the Germans with a 1-0 win over Maccabi Haifa.
With just two games in Group A remaining, Bayern must win their final two matches and hope that Bordeaux do them a favour by beating Juventus.
“In a top game you have to score and we did not have any luck tonight,” Van Gaal said after the game.
“We were not lucky but also not good enough but we are still not eliminated. We still have a small chance.”
Van Gaal said he wasn’t disappointed with his team performance.
“We kept our shape, we let them have very few chances and we made openings of our own, but we failed to score, and that’s what really matters,” said the Dutch coach.
“And it’s the little things that settle a game like that. A shot hits the post, a handball, a free-kick. We battled away but we’ve come up short.”
Whereas Bayern are facing an ignominious exit, Bordeaux have booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time.
“It’s a terrific result, and we deserved to win 2-0,” said their coach Laurent Blanc. “It was a physically hard game, but we defended well and didn’t allow them many chances. But Bayern’s current lack of confidence was clear for all to see, and we made the most of that.
“If someone had told me in advance we’d have ten points after four games, I’d have said they were mad.”