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Chaban-Delmas 25th September 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: A Castro

Bordeaux Bordeaux vs Reims Reims

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More trouble for Bordeaux

Last Updated: 25/09/13 8:45pm

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It was another tough game for Francis Gillot's Bordeaux.

It was another tough game for Francis Gillot's Bordeaux.

Bordeaux slid into the bottom three after another deeply frustrating Ligue 1 outing in the 0-0 draw with Reims.

With home advantage at the Stade Chaban-Delmas, and an urgent need to pick up some form, coach Francis Gillot had been hoping for a positive performance from his players in their seventh league outing of the campaign.

They showed plenty of eagerness after the break, with second-half substitute Cheick Diabate a lively figure, but failed to break through against a mid-table Reims team who have not lost since their opening game.

Gillot's men had halted a three-match losing run in drawing 3-3 at Lorient over the weekend, albeit from 3-1 ahead, yet any hope of another flood of goals was soon shown to be optimistic.

After a quiet start in terms of goal action, Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice-Belay sent a 25-yard strike sailing over Kossi Agassa's crossbar.

Reims were next to show attacking intent as a long ball forward found Gaetan Courtet just inside the penalty area, but his first-time effort went narrowly wide.

Lamine Sane headed weakly at Agassa, before Reims' Courtet also got a soft connection as he nodded Odair Fortes' delivery at goal just before the break.

With Diabate on to pep up the attack after the interval, Bordeaux had more vim about them, and in the 55th minute they had the ball in the back of the net, but following some snappy build-up play Brazilian striker Jussie was offside when he beat Agassa.

Diabate bustled through and forced Agassa to make a desperate block as Bordeaux pushed for the breakthrough, with Abdou Traore's attempt to convert the loose ball foiled by a clearance from Mickael Tacalfred.

With time almost up, a final chance for Bordeaux fell to Diabate who met a corner from Gregory Sertic with a powerful header, one that Agassa kept out with his first touch and gathered with his second.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 26 54
2 Paris St Germain 26 52
3 Marseille 26 50
4 Monaco 25 43
5 St Etienne 26 42
6 Bordeaux 26 41
7 Montpellier 25 39
8 Guingamp 26 35
9 Nice 26 34
10 Bastia 26 33
11 Nantes 26 33
12 Lille 26 32
13 Rennes 26 32
14 Caen 26 31
15 Reims 26 31
16 Lorient 25 28
17 Toulouse 26 28
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 25 26
19 RC Lens 26 22
20 Metz 26 22