November 8, 2012
Bordeaux 1-0 Maritimo
caption:Former Manchester United striker David Bellion was Bordeaux's match-winner
Bellion headed home in the 16th minute to give the Ligue 1 team victory, moving them just one point behind Newcastle, who drew 2-2 at Club Brugge.
The margin of victory could have been greater with Carlos Henrique hitting the post with their Portuguese visitors creating little of note, although they did have a late goal disallowed for offside.
While Bordeaux enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges, they had not threatened the Maritimo goal before taking the lead in the 16th minute.
Nicolas Maurice-Belay's cross from the right found Bellion in the six-yard box and he headed the ball into the bottom right of the goal.
Their opponents looked to respond immediately with Marcio Rosario's header from Sami's corner blocked by defender Henrique.
However, they were creating little of note and it was Bordeaux who looked more likely to score, Cheick Diabate twice threatening, firstly from distance before his right-footed volley was cleared by Marcio Rosario.
The hosts almost doubled their lead four minutes before half-time when Henrique's header from the centre of the area hit the post.
Given Maritimo were only one goal adrift and in reality needed something from the game, they were offering little.
Serra Olberdam, Joao Luiz and Marcio Rosario all had efforts but none that forced Cedric Carasso into anything resembling a save.
Ramos Heldon also had a shot cleared and David Simao fired in a long-range effort and they did have the ball in the net five minutes from time but Valentin Roberge was flagged offside after heading home.
Heldon's free-kick was cleared by Gregory Sertic in injury-time as Maritimo failed to force an equaliser.
|David Bellion (16')|
|16 Cedric Carrasso||77 Romain Salin|
|3 Carlos Henrique||21 Nuno Miguel Pereira de Sousa Briguel|
|28 Benoît Trémoulinas||3 Nascimento Rozario|
|25 Mariano||44 Leme Joao Guilherme|
|18 Jaroslav Plasil||16 Valentin Roberge|
|14 Cheick Diabate||41 Ferreira Ruben|
|8 Fahid Ben Khalfallah||13 Serra de Oliveira Olberdam|
|26 Gregory Sertic||20 Ramires Joao Luiz|
|6 Ludovic Sané||5 Conceicao Rafael Miranda|
|11 David Bellion||9 Philipe Fidelis|
|19 Nicolas Maurice-Belay||17 Leocisio Sami|
|1 Abdoulaye Keita||Gomes de Lima Welligton 1|
|23 Florian Marange||David Martins Simao 90|
|29 Maxime Poundje||Héldon 10|
|7 Landry N'Guemo||Sergio Semedo 7|
|17 Andre Biyogo Poko||Cassama Adilson 26|
|9 Yoan Gouffran||Leandro Danilo Dias 30|
|12 Hadi Sacko||Ibrahim Obayomi 11|
|Hadi Sacko for David Bellion (63)||Héldon for Leme Joao Guilherme (56)|
|Landry N'Guemo for Cheick Diabate (63)||David Martins Simao for Serra de Oliveira Olberdam (67)|
|Florian Marange for Fahid Ben Khalfallah (77)||Leandro Danilo Dias for Ramires Joao Luiz (80)|
|Mariano (68)||Nascimento Rozario (11)|
|Hadi Sacko (73)||Conceicao Rafael Miranda (13)|
|Nuno Miguel Pereira de Sousa Briguel (77)|
|David Martins Simao (90)|
|· Squads: Bordeaux | Maritimo|