The Girondins did what they needed to do to be eath Evian TG in this weekend's Friday evening game (2-1). The performance was far from perfect, and the visitors fought bravely, but Bordeaux showed their pragmatic side to carry the day. Diego Rolan (19’) and Wahbi Khazri (56’) scored two magnificent goals to send the Girondins back to the top of the table!
On a bright Sunday afternoon the Girondins de Bordeaux finally surrendered the top spot in Ligue 1. After four strong performances, the Girondins failed to get the better of Guingamp, who emerged 2-1 victors on home turf. Just days after the international break, Bordeaux lacked the physical edge they needed to impose their style of play.
Grégory Sertic has been voted Bordeaux's player of the month for August! Winning 42% of the votes, he saw off competition from Wahbi Khazri and Diego Rolan. Grégory has established himself as an essential fixture in the new-look Bordeaux team, and the fans are clearly impressed!
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.