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French Ligue 1

Chaban-Delmas 30th March 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: S Lannoy

Bordeaux Bordeaux vs Lorient Lorient

Bordeaux 1

L Obraniak (87)


Lorient 1

J Aliadiere (42)

Bordeaux leave it late

Last Updated: 30/03/13 10:17pm

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Lorient celebrate Jeremie Aliadiere's opener

Lorient celebrate Jeremie Aliadiere's opener

Ludovic Obraniak left it late to rescue a deserved point for Bordeaux and deny Lorient's hopes of cutting the gap on the top five in Ligue 1 after a 1-1 draw.

Bordeaux have been on a lean run of late, with just one win in seven matches before tonight derailing their own push for a European place next season.

It seemed likely their problems would continue when Jeremie Aliadiere struck just before half-time.

But while Les Girondins improved vastly after the interval, they did not have much luck in front of goal until Obraniak slotted home three minutes from time.

A point does neither side much good in the hunt for a European place but it could have been so much worse for Bordeaux, who were on the back foot for large spells of the first half.

Lorient midfielder Yann Jouffre curled over the bar with his 25-yard free-kick, while Bordeaux goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso had to make a fine save after Aliadiere had burst into the area before firing on goal.

At the other end, Carrasso's opposite number Fabien Audard had to push away Obraniak's powerful effort.

It proved a key save as Lorient took a 41st-minute lead when Maxime Barthelme raced into the area before cutting back to Aliadiere, who drove low into the net.

Bordeaux boss Francis Gillot will not have been happy with his side's first-half showing and perhaps his team talk at the interval spurred them on as they came back out all guns blazing.

Benoit Tremoulinas' picked out Cheick Diabate although the Malian could only head straight at Audard, who had to be alert to keep out Obraniak's left-foot volley, Tremoulinas with the assist again.

Obraniak twice tried his luck from distance but found Audard - at full stretch on both occasions - equal to the fierce blasts.

It looked like luck would desert the hosts but they kept pushing forward and were duly rewarded after an untimely error from Audard in the 87th minute.

The Lorient goalkeeper failed to cut out Tremoulinas' cross from the left and Obraniak seized upon the mistake to tap home and ensure the spoils were shared.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 35 74
2 Lyon 35 71
3 Monaco 35 65
4 Marseille 35 60
5 St Etienne 35 60
6 Bordeaux 35 56
7 Montpellier 35 53
8 Lille 35 53
9 Rennes 35 50
10 Guingamp 35 46
11 Nantes 35 44
12 Bastia 35 43
13 Nice 35 42
14 Caen 35 39
15 Lorient 35 39
16 Toulouse 35 39
17 Reims 35 38
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 35 37
19 Metz 35 30
20 RC Lens 35 26