In recognition of his years spent at Lescure and Chaban-Delmas, Lilian Laslandes received an ovation before kick-off in Sunday's home game with Bastia. Following in the footsteps of Jean-Pierre Papin, another stalwart of the 1999 title-winning side makes an emotional return to Bordeaux. Laslandes: the player, the legend.
In the Sunday afternoon sunshine, the Girondins de Bordeaux saw their 100% start to the season come to an end with a draw against SC Bastia. Bordeaux dominated the first half yet still managed to concede a goal. They pulled it back in the second half, thanks to Diego Rolan's third goal of the season.
Diego Rolan, one of the leading figures in Bordeaux's excellent start to the season, speaks exclusively to girondins.com about the team's new attacking spirit. On a more personal level, he discusses his strong performances and recent call-up to his national squad.
Hadi Sacko is leaving the Girondins for Sporting Clube Portugal. For the young striker, a graduate of the club's youth academy, this will be his first experience of football in another league. We wish Hadi all the very best for this new challenge.
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!
Minutes after signing his loan deal, Tiago Ilori spoke exclusively to the club's official media outlets. The Portuguese defender is hoping to earn himself a place in the first team. Impressed by the Girondins' 4-1 thrashing of Monaco, he hopes to use this loan spell to continue his development. His goal: to give 100% for Bordeaux and return to England a better player.
The Girondins de Bordeaux are delighted to welcome Tiago Ilori. The Portuguese central defender joins us on a season-long loan from Liverpool, without option to buy. Tiago is Bordeaux's fourth recruit of the summer, joining Nicolas Pallois, Wahbi Khazri and Diego Contento. We wish him a warm welcome, and an excellent season with the Girondins!