After performing well and leading the visitors for much of the game, Willy Sagnol's side let an equaliser slip past them in the 77th minute. The Girondins nonetheless remain unbeaten at home, and third in the league.
Earlier in the week we sat down with Grégory Sertic, who was making the most of the international break to prepare for the next few games. Grég is very much looking forward to this weekend's home match against Caen, a tough game against opponents who have performed well on the road this year. We also discussed the Girondins' central defence, with Grég ready to step into the breach if needed.
During the weekend's international break, Thomas Touré sat down to answer a few questions for girondins.com. He discusses the Girondins' strong start, unbeaten home record, more attacking style and his own role within this tight-knit, hard-working unit.
We met with Nicolas Maurice-Belay not long after last weekend's defeat to Stade de Reims. Needless to say, the 29 year-old is very disappointed with the performance. He can't wait to get back into action against Caen, and help the Girondins make back the points they threw away in Guingamp and Reims.
As one of the club's youngest professionals, Clément Badin makes no secret of his ambitions. He wants more time on the pitch in Ligue 1, more opportunities to grow in confidence and show what he can do. To get where he wants to be, Clément approaches each and every training session with passion and commitment.
Cheick Diabaté has played a key role in the team's strong start to the season. The Mali international spoke exclusively to girondins.com about his performances so far.
Bordeaux emerged victorious from their home clash with Rennes, with Thomas Touré an outstanding performer in a hard-fought match. The young forward set up Wahbi Khazri for the Girondins' first goal, before snatching a winner in injury time.
The Girondins de Bordeaux are delighted to announce the arrival of Patrick Guillou. Patrick joins the club as assistant coach, under contract until June 2017. A former professional footballer and Bundesliga specialist for Canal+, Guillou is a strong addition to Willy Sagnol's coaching team. Welcome to Bordeaux Patrick!
Celebrating the club's final season at Stade Chaban-Delmas, at every home match the Girondins de Bordeaux are turning the spotlight on a club legend. After Papin, Laslandes and Huard, this weekend sees Ulrich Ramé return to the pitch where he built his illustrious reputation and earned his place in Bordeaux's footballing lore.
Maxime Poundjé is a young man mature beyond his years. Calm and collected, he was happy to sit down and talk us through his great start to the season and the pleasure of coming to training every day. With the first squad or the reserves, Maxime is always happy to play and keep progressing. His personal faith has proved to be a great source of strength in his career. Maxime also discussed his relationship with the fans, and his belief that social media offer a great opportunity for footballers to connect with supporters.
The Girondins battled to a useful draw in Saint-Etienne this evening (1-1). Les Verts opened the scoring courtesy of Van Wolfswinkel (30'), and Ilori pulled one back before the break (39'). Bordeaux put on a great display of solidarity to earn this point. The Girondins round off this seventh round of L1 matches in second place.
Bordeaux travel to Saint-Etienne tonight (21:00) for their seventh league game of the season. A major clash against a fellow top-of-the-table rival as they seek to hold onto 2nd place. This will be a big night for both managers, particularly for Willy Sagnol as he returns to his hometown. The manager has named a changed starting eleven, giving certain younger players a chance to shine. A high-stakes match between two top teams… a great evening of football!
We caught up with Willy Sagnol ahead of this evening's game in St Etienne. A special match for the youngest coach in L1, who was born in Saint-Etienne and started his footballing career there. Willy was adamant that his objectives for the Girondins would always win out over sentimental considerations.