Girondins win 5 goal thriller! [3-2]
Bordeaux come out on top after a crazy game
Bordeaux 3-2 Saint-Etienne ! The VAR was on our side for once, tonight at the Matmut ATLANTIQUE. But, much more importantly, Bordeaux scored three crucial goals courtesy of Jimmy Briand (22’), François Kamano (57’ pen) and Pablo (90’). The video referee helped confirm that penalty for the Girondins, and prevented Younousse Sankharé from getting sent off (76’).
What a match! Anybody remember last week's villain, the VAR of Dijon? The tight-fisted video referee ruined the game for the Girondins. Not so this time round! The VAR was fair and accurate, and in our favour! Bordeaux, meanwhile, were firing: Yann Karamoh (37’) and Pablo (41’) had excellent chances in the first half.
But Diony had already put the visitors ahead early on, and ex-Girondin Khazri equalised in the second half. Jimmy Briand equalised (22’) and François Kamano briefly put Bordeaux ahead (57’) before that Khazri goal.
And then the real drama began: in the 76th minute, referee Clement Turpin pulled out his red card for Younousse Sankharé. That was until Mr. Turpin decided to check the VAR. Change of plan: Younousse Sankharé was back, with a yellow card. Sent off and then called back on: a first! But the drama wasn't over yet: in the dying seconds of the game, Pablo slammed the ball past Ruffier and into the back of the net (90+1) to snatch a last-gasp victory!