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Evian Thonon Gaillard

  • Daniel Wass 17'
  • Saber Khelifa 90' +5'

2 - 3

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Bordeaux

  • Ludovic Obraniak 11'
  • Yoan Gouffran 14'
  • Henri Saivet 51'

Evian Thonon Gaillard 2-3 Bordeaux

Former champions Bordeaux made a winning start to their Ligue 1 campaign with a 3-2 victory at minnows Evian.

The 2009 title winners signalled an early warning of their intent when Fahid Ben Khalfallah's header went just over the bar on eight minutes and they took a grip on the game with two goals in a five-minute spell.

Midfielder Ludovic Obraniak opened the scoring on 14 minutes with a powerful left-foot strike which left goalkeeper Bertrand Laquait rooted to the spot as it screamed into the top corner.

Striker Yoan Gouffran then doubled the lead, tapping the ball past Laquait from a cross by Ben Khalfallah, who had outflanked the home defenders on the right.

Evian central defender Daniel Wass pulled a goal back from a free-kick just outside the penalty area on 16 minutes and Laquait came to his side's rescue to block a low drive from Gouffran on the edge of the box.

That kept the home side in the game at 2-1 at half-time but Bordeaux, who are hoping to improve on their fifth-place finish last season, regained the ascendancy early in the second half.

Gregory Sertic's 30-yard free-kick five minutes into the second half was on target until Laquait managed to deflect it for a corner and it was no surprise when they extended their lead, courtesy of a close-range header from Henri Saivet from a cross by Sertic which gave Laquait no chance.

Gouffran almost scored a second on 66 minutes with a shot from 20 yards which was saved by Wass on the line while Laquait kept out a strike from Sertic on 84 minutes.

Evian, who are in their third season in Ligue 1, managed a consolation goal in stoppage time when Tunisian international Saber Khelifa volleyed in a cross from Mohamed Rabiu.

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Scoring Summary

  • Evian Thonon Gaillard
  • Bordeaux
Daniel Wass (17')
Saber Khelifa (90 + 5')

Match Stats

  • Evian Thonon Gaillard
  • Bordeaux
9(3) Shots (on goal) 13(8)
10 Fouls 14
6 Corner kicks 6
1 Offsides 2
47% Time of Possession 53%
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 1

Teams

  • Evian Thonon Gaillard
  • Bordeaux
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