Bordeaux - OL: Les Gones bring back a point from Gironde (0-0)
2'. Playing a backheel, Dembélé finds Toko Ekambi in the area who sees his shot pass wide.
64'. On a cutback from Toko Ekambi, Thiago Mendes has a shot but his effort is narrowly wide.
67'. Cornet finds his shot stopped by Costil's gloves on a free kick.
81'. After making a crossover in the area, Aouar's shot only hits the post!
After their European summer epic, the Gones were back to their daily bread with the resumption of Ligue 1 resulting in a win against Dijon last week (4-1). Unable to play their first match of the league because of the Champions League, OL therefore only had three points while Les Girondins had already been able to play their two matches (4 points). However, neither of the two teams managed to pull anything out of the match and we saw a very soporific meeting, if we exclude the first big opportunity of the half, a strike from Toko Ekambi which passed just wide of the posy (2 '). Otherwise, it was a half lacking in action apart from the once again very impressive performances of Caqueret and Guimaraes in the midfield.
Despite the entries of Mendes and Aouar on the hour mark as well as that of Kadewere, who played his first minutes in an official match for Lyon (73’), the character of the match remained the same. The two teams failed to find the key and clear opportunities were very rare, if not nonexistent. We would have to wait until the 81st minute of play before seeing the first big chance of the match. Aouar recovered a ball at the edge of the area, and then played a crossover against his defender to clear a path to goal but his shot only could find the post. There wouldn't be more chances and the two teams parted with a goalless draw.
At Stade Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux.
L1 (Matchday 3): Bordeaux - OL 0-0 (0-0)
Referee: Ruddy Buquet.
Bookings: Otavio (55'), Briand (79') for Bordeaux; Dembélé (22'), Marcelo (30'), Andersen (68') for OL.
Bordeaux : Costil - Sabaly, Koscielny, Baysse, Benito - Otavio, Basic - Oudin (Poundjé, 90+2'), De Préville (Maja, 73'), Kalu (Adli, 62') - Hwang (Briand, 73'). Manager: Jean-Louis Gasset.
OL : Lopes - Denayer, Marcelo, Andersen - Dubois, Guimaraes (Mendes, 59'), Caqueret, Cornet - Toko Ekambi (Cherki, 83'), Dembélé (Aouar, 59'), Memphis (Kadewere, 73'). Manager: Rudi Garcia.