A comfortable victory [0-2]

Girondines cruise past Fleury

D1FéMININE - Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 16:28

A brace from Viviane Asseyi handed Bordeaux victory in a potentially tricky tie.

On a frankly atrocious playing surface, Pedro Martinez Losa's side were on the front foot from the get-go. The chances soon started to come, with Ouleymata Sarr firing just wide (5'). Delphine Chatelin came close to scoring a few minutes later, but the keeper intervened (7'). From the ensuing corner Viviane Asseyi headed in off the bar to put Bordeaux in front (7').

The rest of the game proved to be complicated for both sides: the holes, lumps and general poor condition of the pitch made attacking, flowing football a physical impossibility. And yet, Khadija Shaw managed to illuminate proceedings with a superb pass that sliced through the Fleury defence, only for Ouleymata Sarr's shot to glance off the outside of the post (22').

The game settled into something of a lull either side of half time, with the Bordeaux defence controlling the hosts' occasional attacking attempts with ease. Both Ouleymata Sarr (68') and Khadija Shaw (69') had chances at the other end.

Pedro Martinez Losa decided to bring on fresh legs in the form of Sophie Istillart, Emelyne Laurent and Julie Thibaud. That move soon paid off, when Ghoutia Karchouni and Sophie Istillart played a smart one-two before the former's superb cross found Viviane Asseyi waiting in the middle. 2-0 to the Girondines (83').

A solid performance and three more points for Bordeaux, who next week face Montpellier in the Coupe de France