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French Ligue 1

Chaban-Delmas (ATT 15,240) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: W Bien

Bordeaux Bordeaux vs Bastia Bastia

Bordeaux 1

H Saivet (32)


Bastia 0

Narrow win for Bordeaux

Last Updated: 24/08/13 9:56pm

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Henri Saivet dances to celebrate his goal.

Henri Saivet dances to celebrate his goal.

Henri Saivet's first-half goal gave Bordeaux their first win of the Ligue 1 season after edging out Bastia at the Stade Chaban Delmas.

Saivet fired into the top corner from a free-kick on the half hour mark as Les Girondins claimed their first win in three matches.

Francis Gillot's men, who had lost at home to big-spending Monaco before drawing at Toulouse last time out, had several more chances to kill the game off, but their failure to do so proved inconsequential in the end.

They were nearly in front as early as the second minute, with Bastia goalkeeper Mickael Landreau saving well from Ludovic Obraniak's strike from the right side of the penalty area.

The match settled into a lull in the opening stages, thereafter, with chances at a premium.

On the half hour, the deadlock was broken, however, with Saivet excellently firing into the top right corner with a free-kick from just outside the area.

Obraniak went close to doubling the home side's lead but he was once more thwarted by Landreau, who made a fine save with his legs from the Poland midfielder's strike.

Bordeaux's dominance continued after the interval when Brazilian defender Henrique's free-kick found Maurice-Belay, who managed to get in-between Francois Modesto and Sebastien Squillaci only to volley inches wide.

The best chance Bastia had of levelling came when Julian Palmieri brought the ball in on the left and crossed toward Yatabare at the far post but he volleyed inches wide of the post.

At the other end, Landreau once again kept the deficit to one goal with a smart save from Obraniak's drive that deflected off Saivet.

Bordeaux's profligacy in front of goal did not come back to haunt them, though, and they walked away comfortable winners.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 32 64
2 Paris St Germain 31 62
3 Monaco 32 58
4 Marseille 33 57
5 St Etienne 32 56
6 Bordeaux 32 54
7 Montpellier 32 49
8 Lille 32 47
9 Rennes 32 45
10 Nantes 33 43
11 Nice 32 41
12 Guingamp 32 39
13 Caen 32 38
14 Bastia 32 37
15 Evian Thonon Gaillar 32 36
16 Lorient 32 35
17 Reims 32 35
18 Toulouse 32 35
19 Metz 31 26
20 RC Lens 32 26