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Latest update : 2008-03-03

Bordeaux reduce the gap to Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyon to three points with a 3-0 thrashing of struggling Paris St Germain. Brazilian Wendel opened the scoring and added two impressive goals within three minutes shortly after the interval.

A Wendel hat trick helped Girondins Bordeaux reduce the gap to Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyon to three points with a 3-0 thrashing of struggling Paris St Germain on Sunday.

Brazilian midfielder Wendel opened the scoring on 33 minutes and added two impressive goals within three minutes shortly after the interval.

 

Second-placed Bordeaux have 52 points from 27 matches to Lyon's 55 while PSG remain 17th on 31 points, two above the relegation zone.

On Saturday, a first-half strike by Fred gave six-times champions Lyon a 1-0 win against Lille in a game played at the Stade de France to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the arena.

 

Lyon host Bordeaux next weekend in what could be the turning point of the season.

Bernard Mendy and Amara Diane narrowly missed early chances for PSG, with the visitors making a lively start at Bordeaux's Chaban-Delmas stadium before Wendel netted with a fine curling shot after being set up by playmaker Johan Micoud.

It was then all too easy for Laurent Blanc's side, who twice caught the PSG defence napping.

Four minutes into the second-half, the unchallenged Wendel met a Marouane Chamakh cross to make it 2-0 with a volley on the turn.

The Brazilian scored his ninth league goal of the season two minutes later with a 20-metre header from an Alejandro Alonso cross from the right.

 

PSG ended the game with 10 men when striker Peguy Luyindula left the pitch injured after coach Paul Le Guen had already used his three substitutes.

Nice had earlier missed an opportunity to move up to fifth when they were held to a 0-0 draw at St Etienne.

Only 13 goals were scored, the second lowest tally of the season, in 10 league matches this weekend with four of them ending 0-0.

 

Nice remain sixth with 39 points from 27 games, one adrift of Le Mans who lost 1-0 to Racing Strasbourg on Saturday.

St Etienne, who dominated most of the game but proved too clumsy in the box, stay 10th in the standings on 36 points.
 

Date created : 2008-03-02

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