Football (Ligue 1, 9th day): Before Monaco / Bordeaux: Banco or fiasco for the Girondins in Monaco? – ARL
01 October 2021
“Place your bets, nothing is going well …” Well if, on the contrary, everything is much better for AS Monaco, author of a solid draw in San Sebastian in the Europa League this Thursday evening (1-1) , although durably jostled throughout the second half. Better also in the league, where the Azureans, back to 8th place after a difficult start, remain on 2 wins and a good draw in the derby in Nice (2-2). And on the Bordeaux side, things are not going so bad either, with 5 points out of 9 possible last week, including the last, particularly unexpected against Rennes. Visiting the Monegasque casino, the Girondins therefore do not intend to play Russian roulette, despite the almost certain absences of Koscielny, too short to be able to be competitive, and Mexer, hero of the match against Rennes, but victim of right adductor pain and spared during training this week. Junior Onana, victim of a tear in the same muscle, is at rest and arrested for some time. Sissokho (periostitis) and Maja (isthmic lysis) also have it for a while before being able to smell the lawns again, while Paul Baysse has resumed the race. Faced with this list of wounded which grows by at least one unit each week, and which will not fail, in the long run, to pose a real puzzle to Vladimir Petkovic for the composition of his defense on Sunday, the Fortunately, we also recorded returns, or rather arrivals in the offensive sector, since the Honduran Alberth Elis and the last Senegalese recruit M’Baye Niang, not used against Rennes (the first on the bench but not come into play, the second not retained in the group against his former club) this time to apply for Louis II, but probably not for a starting place, at first. Bordeaux will therefore not go without strengths to challenge one that had attracted it last season sleepless nights, nervous breakdowns as we say nowadays, with a double gift to go to Louis II just 11 months ago (4 -0 including 3 goals conceded in 4 minutes) as on the return to Matmut on April 18 (0-3). And if his defense, already fragile so far (17 goals in 8 matches) may still be struggling against the Monegasque fireworks, saved Thursday in Spain (Volland and Golovine only played the last 25 minutes, Ben Yedder and Martins remained on the bench), his luck may lie in having the response against this team, not to retreat and to exist offensively, as Real Sociedad did in the second half. , and as the Girondins knew how to do also in St Etienne and in Montpellier. Not easy anyway, on a lawn where they have not won since April 1, 2016 (2-1), pulling a good draw (1-1) in March 2019. Winning poker shot this Sunday for the Navy and White to prefer in the best way the 140 years of the club, or a new fiasco to be feared? Place your bets…
See you this Sunday, October 3, 2021 in the show Go from 2.15 p.m. The pre-match mag with guests from Bordeaux and Monaco, then kick off at 3 p.m. Comments by Christophe Monzie and Laurent Brun.
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Reaction Vladimir PETKOVIC, the coach of FC Girondins de Bordeaux, at the microphone of Christophe Monzie.
Reaction Benoit COSTIL, the goalkeeper and captain of FC Girondins de Bordeaux, selected for the French team, at the microphone of Christophe Monzie. From Monegasque reactions to listen also in the next few hours.