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Played
May 18, 2011 6:00 PM BST
Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas — Bordeaux
Referee:‬ L. Duhamel‎
Attendance:‬ 25648‎
 
Top of the Match
Cédric Carrasso
Cédric Carrasso
Bordeaux
Cheick Tidiane Diabaté
Cheick Tidiane Diabaté
Bordeaux
Flop of the Match
Jérémy Clément
Jérémy Clément
Paris Saint-Germain
Nenê
Nenê
Paris Saint-Germain

Bordeaux 1-0 PSG: Diabate penalty dents visitors' Champions League hopes

A fifth minute penalty from Cheick Diabate as well as an impressive Carrasso peformance consigns PSG to defeat as they lose ground in the race for the Champions League.

By Mohammed Ali

Ligue 1 : Cedric Carrasso (Girondins de Bordeaux) - (Panoramic)
Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of leapfrogging Lyon into the third and final Champions League place were dealt a blow as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to Bordeaux on Wednesday.

A solitary goal from Cheick Diabate consigned the visitors to a first league defeat in seven, as they were made to rue their lack of finishing in front of goal with Cedric Carrasso producing a string of fine saves to keep a clean sheet.

Despite a slow start, the hosts raced into a fifth minute lead when Benoit Tremoulinas drew a foul after Jeremy Clement felled the left-back in the box. Referee Laurent Duhamel, a late replacement for the initial match official Alexandre Castro, didn't hesitate in pointing to the spot, which led to Diabate successfully converting the resulting penalty past Gregory Coupet to break the deadlock.

Mevlut Erding spurned a good opportunity to restore parity seven minutes later, after a pinpoint cross from Nene met the head of the Turkish international, but failed to trouble Cedric Carrasso in the Bordeaux goal.

Les Parisiens began to find their feet in the match after the early setback and were unlucky not to equalise. Christophe Jallet shot wide after meandering his way into the area, before a brilliant stop from Carrasso denied Clement Chantome's low drive following a smooth one-two with Nene.

Seconds later, a quick counter saw Diabate force a smart stop from Coupet, with Jaroslav Plasil shooting wide from the follow on as both sides were made to rue the squandered chances afforded to them in a period of end-to-end attacking play.

Bordeaux's recent defensive frailties were beginning to be exposed by a resurgent PSG and were unfortunate in adding a second to an otherwise strong first-half showing which should've seen a second goal before the interval. Alou Diarra picked up a loose ball in midfield before threading a through pass to set Diabate on his way. The Malian striker got past Ceara with a mix of speed and control before laying off Jussie whose low drive from outside the area flashed wide of the post.

After the break, Antoine Koumbouare's men were denied by a fingertip save from Carrasso following Mathieu Bodmer's stinging effort from the edge of the area. It threatened to be one of those nights for the Parisiens as they were thwarted by the former Marseille custodian, who found himself in inspired form despite nursing a knock he suffered earlier on in the encounter.

As the match wore on, PSG failed to find a response as Jean-Christophe Bahebeck's curling effort was easily dealt with by the Bordeaux goalkeeper. Moments afterwards, a header from Hoarau and a splendid save to deny Nene's dipping freekick left Eric Bedouet's men thankful that their last line of defence was yet to be breached by the onslaught.

The capital club sent on Ludovic Giuly in the final minutes in hope of salvaging a point, however they were run down by an efficient Bordeaux side who only had Carrasso to thank for a much-deserved clean sheet against the misfiring Parisien strikeforce as Anthony Modeste, on as a late substitute, hit the bar in stoppage time.

Koumbouare's men are at home to league leaders' Lille who look set to lift the Ligue 1 title if they avoid defeat at the Parc des Princes on Saturday. Their failure to secure the three points tonight means Lyon are still in the driving seat to secure Champions League football, with only two games to go in the season.


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Bordeaux

16
Cédric Carrasso
Goalkeeper
4.50
21
2.50
27
Marc Planus
Defender
3.00
23
Florian Marange
Defender
3.00
28
Benoit Tremoulinas
Midfielder
75′
2.50
23
Alou Diarra
Midfielder
3.50
6
Ludovic Sané
Midfielder
2.50
5
Fernando
Midfielder
86′
2.50
8
3.00
10
Jussiê
Striker
46′
3.00
14
3.00

Paris Saint-Germain

3.50
-
2.00
22
3.00
6
2.50
17
2.00
-
Ceará
Midfielder
55′
2.50
19
Nenê
Midfielder
2.00
6
3.00
20
2.50
26
2.50
11

Substitutes

27
0.00
2
0.00
18
0.00
30
Kevin Olimpa
Goalkeeper
0.00
15
0.00
8
Pierre Ducasse
Midfielder
0.00
-
Wendel
Midfielder
75′
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
15
Siaka Tiéné
Midfielder
0.00
5
Mathieu Bodmer
Midfielder
57′
0.00
13
0.00
-
0.00
30
0.00
3
Tripy Makonda
Midfielder
0.00
13

Coach/Manager

-
0.00

Coach/Manager

 
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  • Substitution IN
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  • Goal.com Man of the Match
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  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
25 6
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
Striker
PSG
15 2
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette
Striker
Lyon
15 0
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
Striker
FC Lorient
14 2
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Marseille
14 1