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Bordeaux v PSG Live Commentary, 11/05/2016

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N. Pallois (66)
Z. Ibrahimović (59)
Stade Matmut-Atlantique


There we have it, as the referee brings things to a close with the score level. It was an entertaining match which has probably ended up with the correct outcome, with the home side certainly no worse than the champions today. Laurent Blanc will likely have a few things to say, though it was an under-strength side he named and his side have long been champions. 
BORDEAUX ESCAPE! Brilliant play by Lucas, as he darts across the pitch and manages to get into the left side of the area. He sends a left-footed effort towards goal and has Prior beaten, but Pallois makes a crucial block on the line. 
Malcom is again on the attack. This time he darts inside Kurzawa and clips a fine cross towards the back post, but Luiz nods it clear.
Bordeaux themselves find the chance for a rare attack as they make ground up the right with Malcom, but the Brazilian's low cross is sliced behind and then the corner comes to nothing.
NOT FAR OFF! Di Maria's corner is a decent one and Aurier meets it with a good header. He nods it down and Luiz is inches from steering it in. As it is, it goes harmlessly wide, but only just.
The corner comes to nothing, but PSG remain on the front foot as Bordeaux continue to sit back. Kurzawa gets forward up the left and crosses, but Debuchy blocks it behind.
Good goalkeeping by Prior. He is forced to rush out as Augustin latches on to a pass behind Pablo, but the keeper chases him out wide and then produces an expertly timed sliding tackle to concede a corner.
Hefty challenge from Lucas, as he clatters into Debuchy on the halfway line. The Bordeaux man gets a free-kick.
Bordeaux get lucky there, as Aurier latches on to a good lofted ball in behind the defence, but he is flagged offside.
PSG are back in the ascendancy here now, knocking the ball around and probing while Bordeaux sit back a little more. They aren't finding a way through, with the hosts holding firm, but the pressure is certainly there.
Nearly an opening for Bordeaux as Rolan is played up the left flank. He tries to flick the ball inside Marquinhos, but the defender does well to cut out the danger.
Bordeaux continue to pour men forward, this time up the right flank as Debuchy is played in behind after clever play by Malcom, only for the right-back's cross to get blocked by the first man.
J. Augustin
Z. Ibrahimović
Final PSG switch now. Ibrahimovic makes way, as he is seemingly struggling with a knock, and is replaced by Augustin.
E. Crivelli
C. Diabaté
And that header to set up the equaliser was seemingly Diabate's last contribution, as he is replaced by Crivelli.
Bordeaux deserved that goal. The home side have been the better side today and have looked far more interested in entertaining. Can they use that goal as a catalyst to go on and win this?
C. Diabaté
Excellent aerial battling by Diabate, as the striker beats Luiz in the air and nods it on to Pallois, who applies the finish.
N. Pallois
GOAL!!! BORDEAUX ARE LEVEL! PSG fail to clear a corner, as Diabate manages to flick on the delivery to Pallois at the back post. The centre-back keeps his cool and lashes the ball beyond Trapp from close range.
T. Motta
B. Stambouli
And a second PSG switch sees Motta replace Stambouli, who hasn't been much better than Rabiot.
A. Rabiot
First change for PSG now, as Maxwell comes on for Rabiot, who has been largely poor.
Bordeaux keep the pressure on following that Aurier error and test the PSG defence. Eventually Luiz heads a cross clear and Plasil pounces. He beats Stambouli and then gets a shot away, but it goes just wide of the bottom-right corner.
Lots more risky defending from the visitors, as Kurzawa, Marquinhos and Luiz knock the ball around the PSG area before then playing it out to Aurier, who loses out and invited pressure back on.
A. Ounas
Ounas has seemingly had enough and is withdrawn to be replaced by Malcom
Á. Di María
Clever play by Di Maria, as he twists and turns his way into space out wide before effortlessly clipping a wonderful delivery into the area.
Z. Ibrahimović
GOAL!!!! PSG TAKE THE LEAD! Somewhat against the run of play, the visitors are ahead. Bordeaux allow Di Maria too much room on the right and the Argentine floats a fine cross into the danger zone, which Ibrahimovic nods back across the face of goal and into the net. 
Di Maria floats the resulting free-kick into the danger zone and Luiz gets his head to it, but sends it well wide of the far post as Bordeaux survive.
Ounas is getting some rough treatment out there. This time he is barged off the pitch and left in a heap by Lucas, who then proceeds to go on a mazy run of his own, eventually finding himself knocked over by Sane.
What is Luiz doing? This time the defender tries to play his way out from the back and is halted almost instantly, but luckily for him Diabate's touch is heavy.
Bad defending from Luiz yet again. He is completely beaten out wide by Ounas, so he opts to gets his body in the way in the most cynical fashion possible, stamping on his foot and catching him in the face with a flailing elbow. He somehow escapes a booking.
Terrible play by Aurier. The right-back tries to be clever with his clearance, attempting to make it deflect off Plasil and go out, but the Bordeaux captain moves out of the way and Diabate picks it up. The striker plays a low cross into the box, but that isn't much better and Marquinhos clears.
Di Maria's delivery is poor and cleared easily for Bordeaux. It comes out as far as the Argentine, who is quickly robbed by Diabate, though Ounas is unable to do much with the ball, as he attempts to knock it past Marquinhos, who just knocks it back to Trapp.
Another mistimed challenge, this time from Pallois, as Nkunku produces a clever first touch to spin away from the defender, luring him into a trip. This is a good position for the visitors, about 30 yards from goal.
Lucas Moura
Yellow Card
That's a late challenge from Lucas, as the PSG winger goes in hard on Debuchy and catches the right-back on the heel. The Brazilian is shown the yellow card.
Off we go for the second half, as Bordeaux get the action started.
There will be two minutes added on here.
SO CLOSE! Brilliant play by Ounas, as he comes in from the right, capitalises on a midfield mix-up and then jinks past two tackles. He clips a pass in to the left side of the area for Rolan, who forces a save from Trapp. The rebound drops kindly for Ounas, but he slices wide from seven yards due to being off balance.
The free-kick causes few problems initially, but Rolan latches on to the clearance and tricks his way past Rabiot on the wing. The striker produces a left-footed cross, but Luiz is there to head clear.
L. Kurzawa
Yellow Card
Good play by Ounas. The winger is faced up by Kurzawa, but he manages to squeeze down the outside and then the left-back is forced into a desperate lunge, missing the ball and tripping the player. Out comes the yellow card.
That's better from the home side, as Bordeaux halt a PSG attack and swiftly get men forward, passing it round sharply and decisively. In the end Diabate smashes a cross-field pass to Ounas, who heads it over Luiz for Rolan to latch on to, but Aurier covers well and clears.
WHAT A MISS! And there is that killer pass, as Rabiot slips it in behind Ounas for Di Maria. He cuts it back to the edge of the area for Ibrahimovic, whose first-time left-footed effort inadvertently slices the Bordeaux defence open and finds Lucas. The Brazilian produces a half-hearted finish, thinking he was offside, but the flag correctly never went up. A big let-off for the home side.
It's certainly PSG starting to take control here. The visitors are patiently knocking the ball around in the midfield in the hope that the killer ball will present itself.
Poor from Sane, as the defender is caught in possession, inviting PSG forward. Rabiot finds Ibrahimovic, who attempts to feed Di Maria into the final third, but Pablo covers well and sweeps up.
That's easy for Bordeaux, though, as Sane rises above everyone and nods clear. PSG come back again, playing the ball up the right for Lucas, but he runs it straight out of play.
Good defending by Ounas, as the winger tracks back and just about manages to poke the ball away from Kurzawa at the crucial moment. The PSG man settles for a corner.
Things have calmed down a little in the last ten minutes or so. The early exchanges were rather frantic and manic, but PSG have seemingly started to garner greater control and have thus slowed the tempo down. Bordeaux are starting to struggle a little more in midfield.
Di Maria has been very quiet so far. He finally gets involved as he latches on to a loose ball about 30 yards from goal, but he then proceeds to lash a wild half-volley well wide.
Almost another encouraging moment for the home side, as Diabate flicked Prior's long ball on to Rolan, who managed to get it under control, but Marquinhos cleared away quickly.
A. Biyogo Poko
C. Chantôme
And there is the substitution. Chantome makes way for Biyogo Poko, with the departing midfielder's injury actually appearing to be his shoulder rather than the wrist, judging by his landing in the replays.
The play is back under way, but Bordeaux continue a man light for now. PSG try to take advantage of that, as Stambouli searches out Aurier, but Pallois shepherds it out of play.
Bordeaux have a problem here. Chantome has gone to ground following a collision with Marquinhos and appears to be a lot of discomfort, holding his wrist which looks like it could be broken. 
SAVED! PSG are proving their own worst enemy at the moment. This time a simple ball is completely missed by Marquinhos, as it smacks straight off him and lands kindly for Plasil. The Bordeaux captain gets it under his control and gets a shot away, but Trapp palms it away well
SO CLOSE! Luiz almost manages to get his head to the free-kick delivery, and then he gets even closer to Marquinhos' following cross, just agonisingly failing to get the crucial touch.
D. Rolan
Yellow Card
That's a crude challenge! Rolan tracks back to halt Aurier and forces the right-back to turn back on himself, but the Uruguayan catches him late and unsurprisingly gets booked. A free-kick now to PSG in a good position out on the right.
LET-OFF FOR PSG! Rabiot is robbed of the ball just outside his own area and Plasil knocks it to Diabate. The striker is faced up by Marquinhos and has Rolan bursting into the box to his left, but he opts to go it alone and the Brazilian blocks it over for a corner.
Great delivery by Plasil, as the experienced Czech slices a controlled cross to the back post where Pallois is waiting. The centre-back manages to meet it with a mid-air volley, but he skews it horribly wide 
Good play by the hosts. Rolan picks the ball up out on the left and darts inside. His touch seems to have invited Luiz in to steal the ball, but the Uruguayan just about knocks it out of the way and draws a clumsy foul from the defender.
Clever play by Ounas. The winger is released into the edge of the area after Luiz gave the ball away in midfield. He jinks past one tackle and is then hauled down from behind by Stambouli, but the referee ignores the huge calls for a penalty from the home fans. 
Again it's Ounas causing the problems on the right for Bordeaux, as the winger steals the ball from Kurzawa and then shapes a pass in towards Diabate with the outside of his foot, but it rolls harmlessly through to Trapp.
BORDEAUX SURVIVE! A ricochet in the centre allows the ball to drop kindly for Ibrahimovic, who surges forward and feeds Rabiot in to the left. The midfielder clips a first-time effort towards goal, but it sails agonisingly past the post.
Good early pressure from the home side, as Ounas gets up the right flank and attacks Kurzawa. He looks to have beaten the left-back, but he just about gets a foot in to concede a corner, which is ultimately wasted.
Off we go! PSG get us under way.
The two teams are out and kick-off is just a few moments away.
With there being little else to play for, it comes as little surprise to see a few players get a bit of game time. Marquinhos gets a start at centre-back in place of captain Thiago Silva, who takes a spot on the bench, while Layvin Kurzawa comes in at left-back. The young and talented Christopher Nkunku earns his second consecutive start in midfield, while Benjamin Stambouli partners him. Further forward it is Lucas Moura and Angel di Maria supporting Ibrahimovic, with Cavani absent.
The main bit of history that has been spoken about the is the total goals by a single player in Ligue 1. Ibrahimovic comes into today's encounter with 35 league goals to his name for the season, leaving him just two shy of Carlos Bianchi's effort of 37 in a single Le Championnat campaign. The Swede will have one more game to match - or even beat - the Argentine's tally, though the all-time record of 44 (Josip Skoblar) does look to be just out of his reach. Meanwhile, PSG are also looking to further extend their record points haul for a single year. They are currently on 92 thanks to the weekend defeat of Gazelec Ajaccio, but they won't want to stop there.
This won't be news to most, but there is of course very little riding on this match in terms of the season as a whole. PSG are already champions having wrapped up the title way back in mid-March and have since gone on to clinch a record points haul, while Bordeaux are rooted firmly in mid table, with no fears of relegation and no chance of European football. Any noteworthy outcomes from this match will likely be revolve specifically around the result, or one or two bits of history.
PSG subs: Sirigu, Edouard, Maxwell, Motta, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Augustin.
PSG starting XI (4-3-3): Trapp; Aurier, Luiz, Marquinhos, Kurzawa; Nkunku, Stambouli, Rabiot; Di Maria, Ibrahimovic, Lucas.
Bordeaux subs: Bernardoni, Malcom, Toure, Vada, Yambere, Biyogo Poko, Crivelli.
Bordeaux starting XI (5-3-1): Prior; Debuchy, Sane, Pallois, Pablo, Contento; Chantome, Plasil, Ounas; Rolan, Diabate.
Hello and welcome to the French Ligue 1 clash between Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain. I will be describing the action for you today, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic eyes a slice of individual history following a groundbreaking campaign for the club, but the hosts will be looking to keep the Swede at bay at Stade Matmut Atlanique.