Girondins narrowly beaten by Genoa [2-3]

Defeat in the final pre-season friendly

PRéPARATION - Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 22:51

In their final pre-season friendly at the Matmut ATLANTIQUE, the Girondins slipped to a narrow defeat by Genoa [2-3]. Hwang Ui-Jo (36') and Nicolas De Préville (58') got the goals for Bordeaux, with Pinamonti (23'), Kouame (34') and Hiljemark sealing victory for the Italians (81').

By the time the Virage Sud decided to up sticks and take their songs to the East Stand, Bordeaux were 3-2 down. And yet, even in defeat, Paulo Sousa's men never stopped working and creating. 

 

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The Italians opened the score in the 23rd minute, when Pinamonti seized on a defensive error to put the visitors ahead (0-1). The Girondins remained focused and positive, even when Genoa doubled the lead courtesy of Kouane (35', 0-2). Hwang Ui-Jo quickly pulled one back with a superb strike! (36', 1-2)

 

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Nicolas De Préville levelled the scores with an equally excellent goal just before the hour (58', 2-2). The Girondins looked to be back in business. David Cardoso, subbed on in the 60th minute, pulled off an absolutely incredible save to keep the scores level. Close ! Things were really hotting up now, much like the Bordeaux summer weather!

 

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In the 81st minute, Hiljemark snatched a winner for the visitors (2-3). Genoa emerged narrow winners from this close-fought pre-season friendly.

See you next Saturday for the big kick-off of the 2019-2020 Ligue 1 season, with Angers - Bordeaux at Stade Raymond Kopa.