Ligue 1 round-up

Ligue 1: Struggling Bordeaux sunk again at Nice

September 12, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Bordeaux's struggles in Ligue 1 continued as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Nice.

Habib Bamogo reacts after clinching Nice's win over Bordeaux
GettyImagesHabib Bamogo reacts after clinching Nice's win over Bordeaux

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Les Girondins could only finish sixth last season and, after losing coach Laurent Blanc to the France national team, they had taken only four points from as many games this time around.

And they failed to improve on that return as Eric Mouloungui and Habib Bamogo earned unbeaten Nice a maximum haul at the Municipal du Ray.

Mouloungui converted Anthony Mounier's free-kick (35) after Michael Ciani fouled Danijel Ljuboja and Bamogo made the game safe in the last minute from Didier Digard's through-ball.

The hosts were grateful for that goal as Renato Civelli's handball allowed Anthony Modeste to convert a stoppage-time penalty, but they hung on for victory.

Elsewhere, Brest were left to rue their poor finishing as they could only manage a goalless home draw with Lorient.

The hosts' Tomas Micola went as close as anyone to breaking the deadlock, drawing a save from Fabien Audard in the 20th minute before narrowly failing to find the target with a long range effort in the first half and an angled drive 18 minutes from time.

In the day's late game, Monaco battled to a 2-2 draw at Marseille and could even have won the game.

The visitors were outplayed but twice led, Daniel Niculae's third goal of the season in the 15th minute cancelled out by Mathieu Valbuena.

Park Chu-Young restored the Monegasques' lead with 11 minutes remaining - but they immediately gave up their advantage in sloppy fashion as Adriano put through his own goal.