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French Ligue 1

Chaban-Delmas 10th March 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: A Gautier

Bordeaux Bordeaux vs Bastia Bastia

Bordeaux 1

C Diabate (57)

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Bastia 0

Bordeaux beat Bastia

Last Updated: 10/03/13 7:16pm

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Mariano and Jeremy Choplin tangle

Mariano and Jeremy Choplin tangle

Cheick Diabate scored the only goal as Bordeaux ended a four-match losing run in Ligue 1 to put the pressure back on struggling Bastia.

It was one-way traffic at the Stade Chaban-Delmas and, after Ludovic Obraniak had struck the crossbar, Diabate grabbed the opener having come off the bench for the start of the second half.

The win lifts Bordeaux one place to ninth, while Bastia remain just three points above the drop zone.

History was against the visitors even before the match had kicked off, with Bastia winning just two of their previous 29 Ligue 1 fixtures in Bordeaux.

And Les Girondins threatened from the start as Gregory Sertic floated in a corner which was met by the head of Florian Marange before defender Jeremy Choplin cleared the danger.

Sertic then provided another good ball, this time for Henri Saivet, who hit a low shot which was turned away by goalkeeper Mickael Landreau.

Landreau also punched clear a tremendous volley from Diego Rolan to ensure the scores remained level at the interval.

The introduction of Obraniak and Diabate at the restart swung things in Bordeaux's favour, however.

Obraniak first tested Landreau with a 25-yard drive which was palmed away before smashing a left-footed effort off the crossbar in the 54th minute.

Bastia were hanging on by their fingernails but their resistance was finally broken four minutes later by Diabate, who got on the end of a cross from Fahid Ben Khalfallah before stabbing home from close range.

With the goal on the board, Bordeaux spent the rest of the match trying to increase their lead but Landreau rose to the challenge, beating away strikes from Diabate and Jaroslav Plasil.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 38 83
2 Lyon 38 75
3 Monaco 38 71
4 Marseille 38 69
5 St Etienne 38 69
6 Bordeaux 38 63
7 Montpellier 38 56
8 Lille 38 56
9 Rennes 38 50
10 Guingamp 38 49
11 Nice 38 48
12 Bastia 38 47
13 Caen 38 46
14 Nantes 38 45
15 Reims 38 44
16 Lorient 38 43
17 Toulouse 38 42
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 37
19 Metz 38 30
20 RC Lens 38 29