Ligue 1 SRL Round-Up | Bordeaux and Saint Etienne bag full points in the double-header and more

Ligue 1 SRL Round-Up | Bordeaux and Saint Etienne bag full points in the double-header and more

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In a double-header in the French Ligue 1, Bordeaux got past Toulouse by a convincing 3-0 victory at home and is currently at the 11th position in the league table. In the other game, Saint Etienne bagged full points against Angers SCO in the other game to stay out of the relegation zone.

FC Girondins de Bordeaux 3 - 0 Toulouse FC

Bordeaux scripted a comfortable 3-0 victory over Toulouse, a team which is in grave danger of being relegated this season, having collected just 14 points in 32 matches played so far. Bordeaux did not leave the scoreline unhurt, scoring their first in the 11th minute of the game and doubling the lead nine minutes later. Even though the battle was even for the rest of the first half, Toulouse never managed to get an equalizer. 

The visitors shifted gears in the second half and kept Bordeaux’s defence busy throughout, but the efforts went in vain. Bordeaux scored the third in the 69th minute and put the nail in the coffin. It was an impossible task for Toulouse to recover from that and eventually crashed to a defeat. Bordeaux was the better team overall, with 6 shots on target compared to Toulouse’s 3, while the former accounted for 56 dangerous attacks to the visitors’ 42.

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Saint-Etienne 1 - 0 Angers SCO

Saint Ettiene registered a much needed 1-0 victory over Angers, which kept them out of the relegation zone for the moment. Saint Ettiene was a hard nut to crack at home, especially in the first half of the game, which ended on even terms - as per the scoreline and also the overall stats. Even though the hosts spent 20 seconds per attack in the first half, they never came close to break the deadlock. 

The scene was similar in the second period of play with Saint Ettiene pressing hard to get the lead and finally got rewarded in the 66th minute. Angers did not stage a spirited fightback and eventually lost by a solitary goal, making their position vulnerable as far as the league table is concerned. The hosts registered 64 dangerous attacks compared to Angers’ 46, while they had 6 shots on target, one more than the opposition. 

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Olympique Lyon 2-2 Monaco

Olympique Lyon came back twice to salvage a point in a 2-2 thriller against Lyon at home. The hosts had little knowledge that they would be on the back foot from the third minute of the game itself. Even though they recovered from the shock and controlled the game throughout the first half, they failed to find the back of the net. The second half was more of a normal one - with Lyon playing their natural game and sweating it out to get the equalizer. Eventually, it did happen via an own goal, not in a fashion they wanted but that’s exactly what they needed.

But, Monaco’s resurgence with the second goal was an unexpected one and changed the dynamics of the game altogether once again. Justice was done with the high-pressing match with Lyon levelling the scores for a second time in the match with 6 minutes left of the clock. Statistically, there was nothing to separate the teams, with Lyon creating 51 dangerous attacks compared to Monaco’s 49.

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