Almaty - our final destination
The Girondins have never travelled so far
Thursday 27 August 2015

For the longest away trip in the club's history, the Girondins are en route for Almaty, the former Kazakh capital just a few hundred miles from the Chinese border.

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A good match with plenty of chances (AFP)
Girondins come away from Lille with a point

For their third game of the Ligue 1 season, Bordeaux travelled to face LOSC at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. The Girondins were particularly hard-hit by injury: Contento has not recovered from the knock he sustained in Thursday's European match, while Diabaté, Sané, Sertic and keeper Carrasso were also on the injury list. After victory over Almaty just a few days ago, the Girondins travelled to the other end of France to face tough opposition.

Girondins win 1-0
Girondins 1-0 winners at the Nouveau Stade

After back-to-back victories in the preliminary round, the Girondins took on FC Kairat Almaty this evening in the first leg of their final Europa League qualifying tie. Willy Sagnol's side were highly motivated at the prospect of qualifying for the group stages. The manager fielded a 4-4-2 composed of: Jérôme Prior in goal; Diego Contento, Nicolas Pallois, Cédric Yambéré and Frédéric Guilbert at the back; Henri Saivet, Abdou Traoré, André Poko and Wahbi Khazri in midfield; and Isaac Kiese Thelin and Diego Rolan leading the attack.

Blues and greens cancel each other out (1-1)
Girondins fight to a draw at Saint-Etienne

The Girondins battled hard to secure a draw in Saint-Etienne. Bordeaux dominated for long spells, and hit the post twice. But Saint-Etienne took the lead, and it took a last-minute equaliser from captain Henri Saivet to save the day for the Girondins. 

Théo Pellenard on loan to Paris FC (Ligue 2)
Young left-back goes out on season-long loan

Théo Pellenard has signed a season-long loan deal with Paris FC, with no option to buy. The young left-back, trained at the club's Academy, will be looking to gain match time and experience with the Paris-based club. We wish him all the best.

Grégory Sertic souffre d'une rupture des ligaments croisés
Greg has ruptured the cruciate ligaments in his left knee

Our fears have been confirmed: Grégory Sertic's injury is serious. Greg has ruptured the cruciate ligaments in his left knee. We wish him a speedy recovery, and everyone at the club will be giving him all the support he needs to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.

Girondins slip up against Reims
The Girondins threw away their lead against Reims

In their first game of the Ligue 1 season, the Girondins lost 2-1 to Reims!

Celebrating Kiese Thelin's goal
A scrappy game, but the Girondins march on (0-1).

In a game largely ruined by constant fouls and cards, the Girondins sealed victory and Europa League qualification thanks to a goal from Thelin. The Cypriots hit the woodwork four times, but could not get the better of Bordeaux.

Check out this week's programme
The Girondins will play two games this week

The boys in blue have a packed week ahead, with a trip to Cyprus followed by their first game of the Ligue 1 season! 

Victory for Bordeaux!
Bordeaux dominate the first leg to win 3-0

Two months after the first match at the Nouveau Stade, and two seasons after their last European adventure, the  Girondins made their return to European competition in their new stadium. Willy Sagnol fielded an untested line-up for this preliminary qualifier: Carrasso - Guilbert, Sertic (C), Pallois, Poundjé - Chantôme, Saivet, Poko - Touré, Diabaté, Khazri. Larnaca coach Thomas Christiansen selecteda full-strength eleven: Martinez - Mintikkis, Ninu, Jimenez (C), Marciniak - Boljevic, Tomas, Jorge - Monteiro, Alves, Chamorro.

Girondins rack up the goals in Austria
Bordeaux round off their training camp with a crushing victory

The Girondins took on SG Going on Wednesday afternoon, for their first pre-season friendly. Bordeaux thrashed the local team easily (0-12). This wasn't so much a match as a training session, such was the gulf between the two sides. But the Girondins showed great respect and took their opponents seriously until the very end. Smiles all round at the end, from our players and the amateurs.

Reshuffle in the coaching team
New faces and a new structure for the club's training system

The Girondins de Bordeaux unveiled some important changes to their Academy set-up yesterday.

Winamax will feature on the Girondins' shorts
A high-profile new sponsor for the Girondins de Bordeaux

The Girondins de Bordeaux are delighted to announce a new partnership with WINAMAX.

Sébastien Bannier joins the coaching staff
A new addition to the coaching staff

 Sébastien Bannier joints the coaching staff at the Girondins Academy from AC Ajaccio.

Abdou Traoré signs up for two more years
Abdou Traoré signs on for two more years

The Girondins de Bordeaux are delighted to announce that Abdou Traoré has signed a new contract with the club. The Mali international has signed a deal which will keep him at the club until 2017. The No.7, who first arrived in Bordeaux in 2006, will thus become one of the Girondins' longest-serving players.

Girondins see in the Nouveau Stade with a victory!
Girondins 2-1 Montpellier

The Girondins' first match in their brand new stadium delivered just what the fans had hoped for: a victory! Diego Rolan, the last player to score at Chaban, also got the two first goals in the Nouveau Stade. Rolan scored twice in the 1st half (9' and 39'), before Bakar pulled one back for the visitors after the break (63'). The Girondins finish the season in sixth place, with the new stadium ready for next season. Bordeaux will find out if they have qualified for the Europa League next Saturday, depending on the result of the Coupe de France final.