No doubt about it, the Girondins have got plenty of character. This victory over Lorient made that much abundantly clear. Twice trailing the visitors (32’ and 50’), Bordeaux pulled one back before half-time courtesy of Wahbi Khazri (44’). Cheick Diabaté came on for the final half-hour, sealing victory with two goals in three minutes (64 and 66’).
Bordeaux picked up 3 more points this afternoon thanks to a strong performance at Stade Chaban-Delmas. They dominated Lille to take their tally to 27 and dislodge Rennes from fourth place. Lamine Sané made his return in the centre of defence, while Henri Saivet saw his first Ligue 1 action since April. The Girondins are still unbeaten at Chaban-Delmas, with this their first clean sheet at home.
Six Bordeaux players have been called up to their respective national squads for the forthcoming round of qualifying games and friendlies, with some crucial matches for all concerned. Full details below.
After triumphing in the Garonne derby last weekend, Bordeaux kept their good run going against Lens. Willy Sagnol fielded his preferred 3-5-2 at the Stade de la Licorne in Amiens, the scene of this evening's game. After dominating the first hour of the game, the Girondins held on well at the end of a hard-fought match. Wahbi Khazri and Cheick Diabaté got the goals.
In a particularly physical, disjointed match, the Girondins succeeded in getting the better of the Aiglons. Trailing 1 - 0 to an early goal from the hosts, Bordeaux fought back to level the scores before half time courtesy of a penalty from Diabaté. Second-half goals from Maurice-Belay and Sertic saw the Girondins storm to a 3-1 victory!