Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Hundreds of Malawians arrive in Blantyre after wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Reactions to the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" trial

Read more

DEBATE

Judging the Past: Auschwitz 'bookkeeper' goes on trial in Germany (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Judging the Past: Auschwitz 'bookkeeper' goes on trial in Germany (part 1)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Al-Shabaab bomb kills 4 unicef workers in Somalia

Read more

ENCORE!

Caitlin Doughty invites us to 'Ask a Mortician'

Read more

FOCUS

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld publish memoirs of Nazi-hunting years

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

'Liberalism is a French tradition', says France's most liberal man

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa prompt regional crisis

Read more

Bordeaux sign victory before Champions League clash

Latest update : 2008-12-06

Bordeaux won against bottom of the league club Valenciennes, 2-1 and are temporarily occupying third spot. This timely victory has come just before Laurent Blanc's men face Italian side AS Roma in a crucial game Champions League on Tuesday.

REUTERS - Fernando Cavenaghi scored his ninth goal in Ligue 1 this season to help Girondins Bordeaux overcome bottom club Valenciennes 2-1 and move up to third on Friday.

The Argentine striker netted what proved to be the winner by capitalising on a deflected Yoann Gourcuff freekick early in the second half and joined Olympique Lyon's Karim Benzema at the top of the league's scoring charts.

Bordeaux now have 29 points from 17 games, five points behind leaders Lyon who visit struggling Nantes on Saturday.

Bordeaux's Morocco forward Marouane Chamakh had opened the scoring after 35 minutes when he headed home a cross from Brazilian Wendel.

Valenciennes, who had the best chances before Bordeaux took the lead, fought back and Gregory Pujol put them level with a powerful left shot before the interval.

The defeat leaves the northern side bottom on 11 points.

The game was brought forward from Saturday to give Bordeaux an extra day's break before they visit AS Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday with one of the two Group A qualifying spots at stake.

Bordeaux, without a win in their previous three Ligue 1 games, trail second-placed Stade Rennes only on goal difference. The Brittany side visit Caen on Saturday.

Date created : 2008-12-06

COMMENT(S)