Bordeaux cruises past lowly Toulouse
Bordeaux got back to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 home win over 10-man Toulouse on Saturday night.
The in-form hosts were held to a goalless draw at lowly Evian last weekend but were quickly on course for a fifth successive home win after Jussie netted in the first minute.
The points were then effectively wrapped up before half-time as Ludovic Obraniak added a second before Toulouse had Moussa Sissoko sent off.
Bordeaux's early lead owed to the the alertness of their Brazilian striker Jussie who nicked the ball off Daniel Congre before racing towards goal and picking his spot with a powerful finish.
Despite the early setback Toulouse, without an away league win since September, had their chances to hit back before the break.
Minutes after falling behind Umut Bulut saw a header blocked by Cedric Carrasso before Serge Aurier blasted narrowly over from 30 yards.
Carrasso made another important block to deny Etienne Didot after he ran onto a Franck Tabanou free-kick before Bordeaux got their second on 40 minutes through Obraniak.
The Poland international curled a superb free-kick from the edge of the penalty area into the top corner to leave away goalkeeper Ali Ahamada with no chance.
Obraniak was involved in an altercation with Sissoko after the goal, earning both men a caution, which proved crucial minutes later when the Toulouse midfielder was shown a second yellow card for a late foul on Michael Ciani.
With their man advantage Bordeaux were able to comfortably see out their win after the break.
The hosts might have even extended their lead but Ahamada made good saves to deny Nicolas Maurice-Belay, David Bellion and Obraniak.