Squad announcement

The team sheet is out

Ricardo has named his squad.

SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

Benoît Costil
Gaëtan Poussin

DEFENCE

Youssouf Sabaly
Jules Koundé
Maxime Poundjé
Igor Lewczuk
Vukasin Jovanovic
Sergi Palencia

MiDFIELD

Otavio
Lukas Lerager
Toma Basic
Jaroslav Plasil
Valentin Vada

AttaCK

Samuel Kalu
Jimmy Briand
Nicolas De Préville
Yann Karamoh
Andreas Cornelius

Joueurs non retenus

RESTED

Jérôme Prior, Over Mandanda, Milan Gajic, Till Cissokho, Théo Pellenard, Lucas Dumai, Albert Lottin, Yassine Benrahou, Ibrahim Diarra, Michaël Nilor, François Kamano.

INJURED

Aurélien Tchouaméni, Zaydou Youssouf, Pablo, Younousse Sankharé.

 

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Disappointment in Nantes [1-0]

100th league meeting ends in defeat

Thanks to a Nicolas Pallois volley early in the second half, Nantes won the Atlantic Derby by the narrowest of margins.

The Canaries dominated possession in the first half but created little in the way of goalscoring opportunities, with the exception of a decent shot from Limbombe which Benoît Costil did well to catch (10’). The Bordeaux back line was vigilant, with Vukasin Jovanovic producing some particularly incisive tackles (25’ and 34’).

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The Girondins gave the Stade de la Beaujoire a scare early on, when Toma Basic fired off a surprise shot from 20 yards out. Wide of the mark (9’).

There was still all to play for in the second half, and Nantes soon made the decisive move. A corner found Pallois unmarked at the back post, and he  smashed his volley past Benoît Costil and into the back of the net (52’, 1-0 to Nantes).

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It took all of Benoît Costil's skill and concentration to keep Bordeaux in the game, as he blocked shots from Waris (64’), Khrin (79’) and Waris again, the latter from close range (80’). Costil produced yet another spectacular save to win a one-on-one with Moutoussamy and keep the Girondins' slim hopes alive (88).

But it was not to be: Bordeaux could not find the net, and finished the afternoon 1-0 losers at Nantes' Stade de la Beaujoire.

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It's back to Bordeaux later this week, where the Girondins face Montpellier at the Matmut ATLANTIQUE, this Friday 1st March at 20:45.

Eric Bedouet and Benoît Costil interviewed after Nantes-Bordeaux

Coach and captain rue 1-0 defeat

Eric Bedouet abd Benoît Costil gave their immediate reactions to the disappointing Atlantic Derby.

Eric Bedouet:

Benoît Costil talking to beIN SPORTS:

"It's a huge disappointment. We wanted to build on our mini-run of 4 points. We wanted to kick things back into gear, but now we've broken down again. It's tough, we were lacking in a lot of areas today and we never really put Nantes under pressure. We know that they were dangerous from set pieces, we talked about it at half time and then we still conceded... It's a shame, but we need to learn from our mistakes and pick ourselves up if we want to finish the season on a high."

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