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Ligue 1: the Girondins de Bordeaux closer to the abyss than ever


On the eve of the kick-off of the 33rd day, fear settles on the side of Bordeaux. The Bordelais, penultimate, will face Saint-Etienne, 17th. Suffice to say that in the event of defeat, the Girondins would be closer to a descent into Ligue 2, a disaster for the club after 30 years of presence in Ligue 1.

Bordeaux must absolutely react. While Ligue 1 will soon give its verdict, the fear of a descent into Ligue 2 makes the Girondins shudder. The club, which has just celebrated its 140th anniversary, is in the process of sinking. Bordeaux matches often end with tennis scores: 6-0 defeat in Rennes or a humiliating 6-1 loss in Lyon last weekend. Even coach David Guion, who arrived in mid-February and is renowned for defending his teams well, no longer understands anything.

“This club is going straight into the wall”

“It makes me wonder, these individual weaknesses and this lack of questioning of my players”, he worries at the microphone of Europe 1. And this is how Bordeaux finds itself the worst defense in Europe with 77 goals conceded . The Bordeaux misfortunes actually began four years ago, with the sale of the club by M6. The buyer, an American pension fund who knew nothing about football, ended up throwing in the towel. The former president of Lille, Gérard Lopez, took over a club in debt.

This winter, neither the departure of defender Laurent Koscielny nor the arrival of new players has changed the situation. “This club is going straight into the wall”, lamented the legendary Alain Giresse a few weeks ago on Europe 1. “I’m worried because it’s something I never imagined and which takes on proportions beyond worry,” he said. Six matches from the end, the club’s survival in Ligue 1, penultimate a few days before the end of the season, hangs by a thread. The capital match against Saint-Etienne, 17th, is scheduled for this Wednesday at 7 p.m.

In addition, on this 33rd day, PSG will travel to Angers. The Parisian club is very close to a tenth title of champion of France. A success of the Parisians and a defeat of Marseille against Nantes will offer him the coronation.

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