New low for Bordeaux, humbled by Nice

BY foxsports • October 15, 2011

Bordeaux suffered fresh disappointment at the start of their Ligue 1 campaign as they crashed to a heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Nice.


First-half goals from Eric Mouloungui and David Hellebuyck set the home side on their way and Francois Clerc added a third after the break to earn Nice only their second win of the campaign.

For Bordeaux, the result leaves them with just one win and only eight points from their 10 games so far this term, and the 2009 French champions could find themselves a massive 15 points off top spot if leaders Paris St Germain beat third-bottom Ajaccio tomorrow.

It took Nice only 11 minutes to go ahead.

Renato Civelli headed the ball into the path of the on-running Mouloungui, who chested the ball down and burst into the area before firing a cross-shot past Cedric Carrasso in the visiting goal.

Bordeaux briefly threatened to draw level in the 28th minute when Yoan Gouffran fired just wide, but the visitors found themselves 2-0 down seven minutes later following a rapid Nice break.

Home goalkeeper David Ospina released Abraham Guie Guie, whose pass into Camel Meriem on the right of the penalty area was in turn flicked on to Hellebuyck and he provided the finish past Carrasso to make it 2-0.

Staring at a fourth league defeat of the season, Bordeaux came out after the break in determined fashion and they went close three times in 11 minutes immediately after the restart.

Ludovic Sane was the first to try his luck with a rasping volley from 18 yards out which Ospina did well to keep out, then the unmarked Cheick Diabate fired inches wide after being picked out by Nicolas Maurice-Belay.

Grzegorz Krychowiak had the third effort but he could find no way past Ospina, who needed two attempts at it but ensured the midfielder's powerful shot stayed out.

Bordeaux could not make the most of that purple patch, and any hopes they had of getting anything out of the game disappeared in the 65th minute when Nice netted their third with a close-range finish from Clerc.

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