Emiliano Sala will be joining SM Caen for the rest of the season. The FC Girondins de Bordeaux and the Normandy club have agreed terms for a loan deal until June, with no option to buy.
The Girondins travelled to Corsica to face SC Bastia this evening, for their 22nd game of this Ligue 1 season. Bordeaux wasted no time in taking control of the game, creating countless chances and dominating a Bastia side who were down to 10 men after Cahuzac saw red in the second half. But the Girondins never managed to convert this dominance into goals, and almost got caught out towards the end.
The Girondins de Bordeaux are proud to announce the arrival of Isaac Kiese Thelin. The forward joins the club from Malmö FF, after successfully completing his medical and putting pen to paper on a four-year deal. Välkommen !
The Girondins de Bordeaux faced Paris Saint-Germain in the fourth round of the Coupe de France. Bordeaux were trailing 2-0 within half an hour thanks to goals from Edinson Cavani (14’) and Javier Pastore (33’). The Girondins came back much stronger in the second half, pulling a goal back (46’) courtesy of Diego Rolan. Despite their best efforts, the Girondins were unable to level the scores. The red card handed to Zoumana Camara (84’) did nothing to change the course of the game.
The Girondins kicked off the 21st round of L1 matches this evening, welcoming Nice to Stade Chaban-Delmas. After a tense first half-hour, Bordeaux took the lead courtesy of a Diego Rolan penalty (32’). Despite an energetic performance, Bordeaux lost their grip on the game in the second half. Jordan Amavi equalised (66’), before Alassane Pléa sealed the win in the final minute (90’), after Grégory Sertic saw a potential winner rebound off the crossbar (78’).
Jaroslav Plasil celebrated his birthday with a welcome cup victory over Toulouse. He believes that qualification was well-deserved, especially after the way Bordeaux performed in the second half. He hopes to see a similar performance this Sunday in Monaco. A match which will be crucial if the Girondins are to stay in the top 5.
The fans have voted for Grégory Sertic as their player of the year 2014! The midfielder took 43% of the votes, seeing of competition from Cédric Carrasso and Wahbi Khazri.
For this top-of-the-table clash, Willy Sagnol fielded a 3-5-2 composed of: Carrasso – Yambéré, Sané (cap.), Pallois – Mariano, Sertic, Plasil, Khazri, Contento – Touré, Diabaté. Lyon coach Hubert Fournier opted for a 4-4-2 comprising: Lopes – Jallet, Bisevac, Umtiti, Dabo – Gonalons, Ferri, Tolisso, Fekir – Lacazette, Njié.
Jean-Louis Triaud made the announcement earlier this week in Lille: Thomas Touré has signed a new contract with the Girondins. The young forward, a product of the Academy at Le Haillan, has signed up for another four years with his hometown club. This new deal will keep him at the Club until June 2019, a just reward for Thomas' excellent start to the season and some good news for the fans in time for Christmas.
In spite of a strong first-half performance, Willy Sagnol's side lost their grip on this game after the break.The Girondins were unable to follow up their win over Lorient with another victory. The Girondins remain fifth in the league.
Speaking ahead of the game with Nantes, Willy Sagnol fielded questions from the assembled journalists.
Diego Rolan discusses last weekend's victory over Lorient and Saturday's game against Nantes. He also describes the progress he has made thanks to his time with the Uruguayan national team.