Marseille claim their first league win at Bordeaux since 1977
Marseille claim their first league win at Bordeaux since 1977 thanks to Cengiz Under goal… while fan protests take place ahead of the game after the hosts’ request to postpone the match was rejected despite the crisis in covid
- Bordeaux had a request to postpone the match refused by the LFP
- They had up to 21 games away for their last game against Brest
- Cengiz Under gave Marseille the lead after 37 minutes after a defensive error
- Bordeaux supporters demonstrated before the match, which took place behind closed doors
Cengiz Under’s first-half strike earned Olympique de Marseille their first away league win at Bordeaux in 44 years against the COVID-hit side on Friday, as a 1-0 win took propelled the visitors second in Ligue 1.
The Turkey international pounced on a poor spot-kick from Bordeaux captain Benoit Costil to fire home after 37 minutes, ending a 36-game unbeaten streak for the hosts in that match dating back to October 1977.
The result left Marseille second with 36 points, 10 behind trailing leaders Paris St Germain, while Bordeaux remain 17th with 17 points.
Cengiz Under’s goal sealed Marseille’s first away win at Bordeaux since 1977 on Friday night
Bordeaux coach Vladimir Petkovic was deprived of 17 first-team stars for Covid-related reasons
A steward watches from the stands as the match is played behind closed doors
The home side have been decimated by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, with 17 first-team members unavailable for COVID-related reasons, but their request earlier in the week to postpone the game fell on one ear. deaf.
In-form Marseille quickly took over at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, which was left empty after the home side decided to close the doors following their request for a postponement and with infections on the rise.
Duje Caleta-Car stabbed a shot from the post from close range early on and Marseille’s pressure finally showed when Under found the bottom corner following Costil’s error.
The goalkeeper made amends after the break by making clean saves to deny Caleta-Car, Matteo Guendouzi and Under, but the hosts failed to equalise.
Bordeaux supporters hold up a sign against the French Professional Football League
Laurent Koscielny arrives at the stadium before the game amid protests from supporters
Bordeaux fans with flares outside the stadium in preparation for the club’s clash with Marseille
The Bordeaux team bus is greeted by its supporters who were not allowed to enter the stadium
Bordeaux (4-4-2): Costil; Pembele, Rode Gregersen, Mexer, Kwateng; Dilrosun (Bakwa 80), Lacoux (Mara 71), Sissokho (Barbosa 75), Oudin (Adil 71); Elis, Hwang (Niang 80)
Marseilles (4-4-3): Lopez; Peres Petroni, Caleta-Car, Saliba, Lirola; Harit (Balerdi 75), Kamara, Guendouzi; Henrique (De La Fuente 75, Payet, Under (Targhalline 90+4)
Goal: Under 37