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French Ligue 1

Parc des Sports 28th September 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Mikael Lesage

Evian Evian Thonon Gaillar vs Bordeaux Bordeaux

Evian 1

K Berigaud (25)


Bordeaux 1

C Diabate (69)

Evian denied historic victory

Last Updated: 28/09/13 9:31pm

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Kevin Berigaud celebrates after opening the scoring

Kevin Berigaud celebrates after opening the scoring

Check Diabate's second-half equaliser denied Evian a first-ever victory over Bordeaux in Ligue 1 in a 1-1 draw that kept both clubs looking over their shoulders in the lower reaches of the table.

Kevin Berigaud scored in the 26th minute to give Evian hope of ending their hoodoo, but Diabate's goal 20 minutes from time ensured the spoils were shared.

There was further drama with the dismissal of Maxime Poundje 10 minutes from time but Evian could not take advantage.

Evian had an early chance when Daniel Wass volleyed wide from Aldo Angoula's cross in the second minute, but the match settled down until Bertrand Laquait made a good save to deny Ludovic Obraniak in the 23rd minute.

Moments later, Evian were ahead as they launched a swift counter-attack, finished when Cedric Barbosa found Berigaud close to goal and he held off several defenders to poke home.

Bordeaux responded but Laquait made a fine save to keep out Diabate's header before launching himself somewhat spectacularly to deny Obraniak.

Ludovic Sane headed just wide as Bordeaux began the second half on the front foot but they almost fell 2-0 behind when Nicolas Benezet rounded Cedric Carrasso, with Henrique racing back to keep his shot out of the net.

Laquait denied Landry N'Guemo in the 64th minute but Bordeaux were soon level, Diabate heading home after Laquait parried Ferreira Jussie's volleyed effort.

Poundje then saw red in the 80th minute after catching Djakaridja Kone in the face, but Bordeaux hung on for a point.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 33 65
2 Paris St Germain 32 65
3 Monaco 33 59
4 Marseille 33 57
5 St Etienne 33 57
6 Bordeaux 33 54
7 Montpellier 33 52
8 Lille 33 50
9 Rennes 33 46
10 Nantes 33 43
11 Nice 33 41
12 Guingamp 33 40
13 Caen 33 38
14 Reims 33 38
15 Toulouse 33 38
16 Bastia 33 37
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 37
18 Lorient 33 35
19 Metz 32 29
20 RC Lens 33 26