The Girondins do it again! (2-0)
Bordeaux triumph over Marseille (2-0)
The Girondins beat Marseille 2-0 this evening, extending the unbeaten home run against our historic rivals to an incredible 41 years!
"Le Classique" certainly lived up to its reputation! Chances galore, nerve-wracking suspense and a victory for Bordeaux! All the ingredients for an unforgettable night of football.
Right from the outset, the Girondins staked their claim on this match with three early shots on goal (Jovanovic 2’, Kamano 3’, De Préville 4’). Marseille nonetheless began to work their way into the game, testing Benoît Costil (8’).
Bordeaux dealth with the pressure and kept creating chances: under pressure in the 26th minute, Radonjic handled the ball inside the box. Penalty for Bordeaux ! François Kamano coolly slotted home to give the Girondins the lead (1-0, 28’).
Marseille seemed more energised than demoralised, launching wave after wave of attacking actions which forced some near-miraculous saves from Benoît Costil.
After the break, Bordeaux doubled down. OM continued to dominate possession, but somehow Nicolas de Préville found an opening and slipped his way past two Marseille defenders. Switching deftly to his right foot, he smashed a low-flying shot past Mandanda and into the net. The stadium erupted, Bordeaux were 2-0 up! (71’)
In the last fifteen minutes the tension reached new heights. After a string of ill-tempered encounters, Pablo picked up a red card for elbowing Balotelli (82’). The closing minutes were disjointed and breathless, as Marseille pushed forward clumsily and the Girondins clung onto their lead. Benoît Costil summed up his terrific performance with one last spectacular to deny Thauvin (90’+5). "Invincible" yet again...