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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 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