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Chaban-Delmas 19th August 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: T Chapron

Bordeaux Bordeaux vs Rennes Rennes

Bordeaux 1

L Obraniak (75)


Rennes 0

Obraniak gives Bordeaux victory

Last Updated: 19/08/12 7:09pm

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Abdoulaye Sane and Michael Ciani vie

Abdoulaye Sane and Michael Ciani vie

Ludovic Obraniak scored the only goal as Bordeaux made it two wins from two to start the new Ligue 1 season with victory over Rennes.

Having missed a penalty in the first half, the home side finally made the breakthrough when Obraniak ended a goalmouth scramble in the 75th minute by firing past Benoit Costil.

Rennes pressed for a late equaliser but could not find a way through, with Cedric Carrasso's late save from Jean Armel Kana-Biyik ensuring the three points for the hosts.

Both sides had early chances, Fahid Ben Khalfallah shooting into the side netting for the hosts before Rennes' new signing Sadio Diallo headed Kevin Theophile-Catherine's cross wide.

The penalty came in the 20th minute and was a controversial decision, with Rennes' John Boye harshly adjudged to have fouled Yoan Gouffran. Costil ensured justice was done, though, diving to his left to keep out Henri Saivet's effort.

Carrasso had an awkward moment just after the half-hour, but managed to push away Vincent Pajot's dipping long-range effort.

Costil saved Gouffran's 25-yard drive to ensure the score remained goalless going into half-time.

The second half started slowly, with neither team able to muster a serious effort on goal until the 70th minute when Costil turned Nicolas Maurice-Belay's cross behind and Cheick Diabate headed Obraniak's corner wide.

But the goal came five minutes later. A chaotic scene in the Rennes goalmouth culminated in Kana-Biyik blocking Diabate's shot before Obraniak followed up to finish right-footed.

Rennes responded and Carrasso was almost embarrassed by Diallo's cross, but recovered to turn the ball behind.

Substitute Abdoulaye Sane's shot found only the side netting and when Carrasso saved with his feet to keep out Kana-Biyik's left-footed effort from 12 yards, Bordeaux were safe.

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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