Dijon defeats Ligue 1 foe with 10 men

BY foxsports • November 19, 2011

Dijon ended their six game winless run in Ligue 1 with a 2-0 victory against Bordeaux despite being reduced to 10 men.

Brice Jovial headed the opener in the 69th minute, before Benjamin Corgnet sealed Dijon's fourth league win of the season four minutes later.

Dijon midfielder Damien Marcq was sent off after he picked up his second yellow card five minutes before the final whistle, but there was not enough time for the visitors to make the most of their one-man advantage.

The result ended Bordeaux's brief renaissance after they had claimed four points from their last two games before the two-week international break.

The win boosted Dijon up into 14th place in the overall standings, one place above Bordeaux who trail them by a point.

There were several chances in the first half but neither side was able to convert them as the score remained deadlocked at half time.

Yoan Gouffran almost scored after just eight minutes but his header flew inches wide of Baptiste Reynet's goal, and the home side had a great chance just before the half-hour when Thomas Guerbert volleyed Nicolas Maurice-Belay's clearance, with the ball just going slightly wide.

Bordeaux then hit the bar before Reynet made a good save from Cheick Diabate's strike to keep the game scoreless.

After the break, Abdoulaye Bamba almost scored with a superb volley, but his 20-yard effort was again slightly wide of the target.

However, the home supporters did not have to wait long, as Jovial headed in from Guerbert's long range free-kick to put Dijon in front.

Corgnet doubled the lead four minutes later after Eric Bautheac broke down the right and passed to Jovial, who flicked the ball to the far post where Corgnet poked it into an empty net.

The home side were reduced to 10 men five minutes before the end when Marcq picked up his second yellow card of the game, but it proved to be too late for Bordeaux as they fell to their fifth league defeat of the season.

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