Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol knows his players will have their work cut out when they travel to Paris St Germain on Saturday, but is not afraid of conceding as long as they create plenty of chances in response.
Champions PSG are unbeaten in Ligue 1 so far, although their form has yet to reach the dizzy heights of last season with Laurent Blanc's men drawing six of their opening 10 matches to trail leaders Marseille by seven points.
Bordeaux have also made a solid start to the campaign and sit level...
Bordeaux were left frustrated after struggling Caen earned a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw at Stade Chaban-Delmas.
Cheick Diabate had put the home side, who had been looking to move above Paris St Germain back into second place, ahead from the penalty spot on 21 minutes.
However, Bordeaux were punished for not putting the match beyond Caen, without a win in six league games heading into Sunday, when substitute Herve Bazile equalised 14 minutes from time.
There were early warning signs for Bordeaux when Caen forward...
Bordeaux's hopes of taking over at the Ligue 1 summit were dashed on Friday evening when Odair Fortes fired Reims to a 1-0 triumph.
Willy Sagnol's team - who remained second in the table, two points adrift of Marseille - controlled the match but were unable to make the most of their chances.
Mid-table Reims proved hard to break down, with Fortes' fortuitous 34th-minute strike snatching a victory against the run of play.
A Bordeaux win seemed likely as early as the ninth minute when Thomas Toure...
BORDEAUX, France -- Bordeaux captain Lamine Sane will be out for up to seven weeks after surgery on his right knee on Wednesday.
Sane was hurt a month ago in a 2-1 win over Evian in the French league, and was operated on in Marseille by orthopedic surgeon Jean-Pierre Franceschi.
The club said the Senegal centre-back will be sidelined "between five to seven weeks."