Monday 23 September 2019

Bordeaux claim point to end PSG's perfect run

Bordeaux's Andreas Cornelius celebrates scoring their second goal with Jimmy Briand and team mates. Photo: Regis Duvignau/Reuters
Bordeaux's Andreas Cornelius celebrates scoring their second goal with Jimmy Briand and team mates. Photo: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Jamie Holland

The runaway train that is Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 has finally hit a bump, albeit a small one.

The French league leaders dropped their first points of the season last night when a late goal from Danish striker Andreas Cornelius drew parity for Bordeaux.

And Montpellier now lead the chasing pack behind the leaders in Ligue 1 thanks to two goals in the last ten minutes at Monaco's Stade Louis II. Last season's runners-up Monaco find themselves second from bottom with just two wins in their opening 15 games.

In Italy, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri hailed his players as "men of character" following their 0-3 victory over Fiorentina that opened an 11-point gap with second placed Napoli.

"This is a team made up of champions and men of character," Allegri said, possibly with European competition in mind.

Squeeze AC Milan's 2-1 win over Parma saw them squeeze into the Champions league spots at Lazio's expense.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich picked up their first win in four league games seeing off Werder Bremen 2-1.

A brace from former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry either side of Yuya Osako's equaliser clinched the points for the Bavarians. Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 2-0 to remain in pole position, nine points clear of Bayern.

The ever-changing face of the La Liga table had a rare weekend without shocks.

Sevilla's 1-1 draw with high-flying Deportivo Alaves last night saw them relinquish top spot to Barcelona who enjoyed a routine 2-0 win over Villarreal.

Real bounced back from last weekend's horror defeat to Eibar by beating Valencia 2-0, the opener coming courtesy of a Daniel Wass own goal.

Atletico also needed an own goal to get off the mark against Girona but it was only able to rescue a point.

Full-back Lucas Hernandez stated after the game that his team believed that despite the result they are reaching peak performance levels.

"We dominated the game from beginning to end. We knew they were dangerous on the break and in their only first-half chance they were awarded the penalty. We created many chances," the Frenchman said.

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