Thanks to a double from Hwang Ui-Jo, the Girondis de Bordeaux won in Saint-Etienne and came out of the relegation zone (2-1). For their part, the Greens still do not win this season and suffer their third consecutive defeat.
Sick at the start of the season and without the slightest victory acquired in five days, AS Saint-Étienne and the Girondins de Bordeaux faced each other at Geoffroy-Guichard to start their season. While the Greens were playing their 2,500th game in Ligue 1, Claude Puel lined up a fairly classic 3-4-2-1 with the only summer recruit, the Uruguayan Ramirez, at the forefront. For its part, the FCGB formed a 3-4-3 with an attacking trio Adli, Hwang and Dilrosun.
Under the storm, Bordeaux returned perfectly in this meeting by quickly taking control of the ball. And on his first chance of the game, Adli entered the penalty box for the Greens and could serve Hwang on his own. The Korean could open the scoring in the empty goal (1-0, 7th). While they made an excellent start to the match, the opening scoring had destabilized the Girondins. Better after ten complicated first minutes, Sainté woke up through Bouanga, author of the first dangerous opportunity (14th).
Hwang sees double
Still in a strong moment, ASSE was still struggling to equalize and faced a solid Bordeaux defense, like a limit rescue from Kwateng in front of Ramirez (20th), a recovery at the entrance to the surface of Neyou, directly in the gloves of Costil (23rd) and a new strike from Bouanga which grazed the frame (26th). Bordeaux defensive solidity in this first act, while Saint-Etienne had gained the upper hand.
Sainté was pushing after the break, but the weather conditions worsened in Saint-Etienne. Despite torrential rain and a ball that hardly bounced back, Costil won his duel in front of Khazri (67th) and Hamouma completely unscrewed his volley (61st). But by dint of suffering, Bordeaux ended up slacking off. After a Mexer error, Khazri recovers the ball in the Bordeaux area and can deceive Costil with a curled shot, to the left of the goal (1-1, 73 ‘).
But while this goal should free Claude Puel and his men, Bordeaux managed to regain the advantage. On a long clearance from Costil, Moukoudi missed his clearance with the head. Oudin could recover and transmit to Hwang, who offered himself a double on the left of the goal, in a very narrow angle (2-1, 80th), before a magnificent return from Pembele on his line in front of Moukoudi (90th) to save Bordeaux. After a chaotic start to the season, Bordeaux is finally launching its season by winning its first victory and leaving the red zone before going to Montpellier. Sainté, still relegated, collapsed before a perilous trip to Monaco.
The classification of Ligue 1