Bordeaux, very feverish, copes against Caen and puts pressure on Metz

The Girondins de Bordeaux, opening the ball of this 34th day, had only one objective: to take three more points and put a little pressure on Metz which moves to Niort on Saturday evening (7 p.m.). And during the first twenty minutes, the Bordelais did the job, even quickly opening the scoring. Fransergio, who had started very high on the pitch, found Josh Maja. The latter, almost instantly, launched full axis Zuriko Davitashvili, at the extreme limit of offside. The Georgian striker took advantage of the apathy of the Caen defense and the lack of anticipation of goalkeeper Anthony Mandrea to win his face-to-face (1-0.16th).

A goal and nothing

Bordeaux was launched and Bordeaux is… extinct. Nothing or almost nothing left to offer except only lost balls, bad choices and a block that has gradually receded. Without the interventions of Vital Nsimba on Alexandre Mendy, then in the wake of Stian Gregersen on Godson Kyeremeh, Caen would logically have returned to the mark (27th).

The Bordelais were playing with fire and it was even a little “panic on board” when they returned from the locker room with the balls too quickly returned to the opponent, who was moreover in their own camp, giving the Caennais ammunition like this rolled up center Ali Abdi at the far post for Kyeremeh, too short (47th). The ball seemed hot for the Girondins feet who could no longer make three passes in a row. We even heard a few whistles in the stands at the hour of play.

Even feverish, Bordeaux nevertheless obtained a huge opportunity. Davitashvili, after a few favorable dribbles and counters, found Maja in the middle. Five meters from goal, the scapular striker found Mandrea on the way to his shot (61st). Bordeaux found? Not really. After five more minutes of hesitation, Gaëtan Poussin was impeccable on strikes from Alexandre Mendy and Moussa Sylla, on the same action (67th).

In these difficult times, Bordeaux will have been able to count on its supporters, especially the South bend, with almost permanent support. The Girondins remained in abeyance with this handing over from Mendy, in vain, for Moussa Sylla (80th) or this attempt by Ntim (85th). The five minutes of additional time seemed like an eternity until the final whistle. Bordeaux temporarily takes a six-point lead over Metz but will have to show much more control in the final sprint to validate its return to Ligue 1.

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