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French Ligue 1

Chaban-Delmas 26th May 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: A Gautier

Bordeaux Bordeaux vs Evian Thonon Gaillar Evian

Bordeaux 2

C Diabate (pen 5, 34)

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Evian 1

Y Sagbo (pen 45+3)

Bordeaux sign off with a win

Last Updated: 26/05/13 11:42pm

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Cheikh Diabate got both goals for the hosts

Cheikh Diabate got both goals for the hosts

Bordeaux's disappointing season finished on a high at the Stade Chaban-Delmas with victory over lowly Evian in a warm-up for next week's Coupe de France.

A first-half Cheikh Diabate brace was enough to secure the points for Les Girondins despite a Yannick Sagbo reply on the stroke of half-time, preserving an unbeaten run at home which dates back to February.

Evian began the day just three points above the drop-zone but their significantly better goal difference meant only an absolute catastrophe would result in their relegation.

Les Girondins made the perfect start when Diabate was hauled down inside the area by Johann Durand and referee Antony Gautier was left with no choice but to award the penalty.

Diabate took charge and fired the ball beyond Durand to score his seventh Ligue 1 goal of the season.

The Mali striker went close to a second moments later when he met Khalid Ben Kalfallah's cross but his header failed to find the target.

Cedric Carrasso was called into action in the Bordeaux goal for the first time on the half-hour mark, saving a Saber Khelifa effort minutes before his team doubled their lead.

Traore played Diabate in behind the Evian defence and he confidently dribbled round Durand before finishing.

Evian hauled themselves back into the game right on the stroke of half-time when Barbosa was brought down by Carrasso inside the area and the referee pointed to the spot.

The job of scoring from 12 yards was left to Yannick Sagbo and he made no mistake to give his team a lifeline going into the break.

A potential second-half comeback from Evian failed to materialise though and it was Bordeaux who went closest when Diabate got on the end of a Maurice-Belay pass but, with only Durand to beat, his effort came back off the upright.


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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 30 59
2 Lyon 30 58
3 Marseille 30 57
4 Monaco 29 53
5 St Etienne 30 52
6 Bordeaux 30 48
7 Montpellier 29 45
8 Lille 30 41
9 Nantes 30 40
10 Guingamp 30 39
11 Rennes 30 39
12 Nice 30 37
13 Bastia 30 37
14 Caen 30 35
15 Reims 30 35
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 30 35
17 Lorient 30 34
18 Toulouse 30 32
19 RC Lens 30 25
20 Metz 30 23