Vladimir Petkovic relieved, Claude Puel who grimaces.
The duel of the dunces of L1, between two historic strongholds of French football, was won this Saturday by Bordeaux who won (2-1) in Saint-Etienne in apocalyptic playing conditions (downpours ... ).
Petkovic, the former Swiss national team coach, takes his first victory of the season.
In the process, Bordeaux leaves its place of red lantern.
What you must remember
On a beautiful opening from Onana, Adli, makes an offering to Hwang (0-1, 7th). Unbalanced by Gregersen (1st tenure), Hamouma claims a penalty. But after consulting the VAR, Mr. Gautier does not grant it (17th). In the second half, the rain redoubled in intensity, the conditions became almost unplayable. Some areas are transformed into a swimming pool and the ball no longer bounces. But Mr. Gautier decides to continue playing. After losing a first duel with Costil (67th), Khazri manages to equalize. The Tunisian international presses Mexer well who loses the ball in the area and deceives the Bordeaux goalkeeper in a tight angle (1-1, 73rd). Khazri scored his third goal of the season, half of his team's achievements. But it's Hwang who steals the show.Well launched by Oudin who takes advantage of the poor recovery of Moukoudi, the South Korean international, offers himself a double despite the closed angle (1-2, 80th). In the 90th minute, Pembelé, on loan from PSG, made a decisive rescue by clearing Moukoudi's ball on the line which had been slowed down by… a puddle of water.
The number: 3
This is the third defeat in a row for Saint-Etienne who has still not won an L1 match in six days this season.
The player: Ui-jo Hwang
If Bordeaux has had major offensive problems since the start of the season and has still not been able to sign an additional center-forward - the M'Baye Niang (Rennes) case is dragging on - he was able to count on Ui-jo Hwang .
The 29-year-old South Korean who almost left the transfer window - he was coveted by OM and foreign clubs - scored a brace.
These are his first two goals of the season.
Information: Saint-Etienne soon under the Cambodian flag?
If sportingly, Saint-Etienne is still bogged down with this defeat, he may have found a breakthrough from Asia behind the scenes.
Officially on sale since April 13, the club could finally find a buyer for the Caïazzo-Romeyer tandem.
It would be the Crown Prince of Cambodia, Norodom Ravichak, who, according to our information, made an offer of 100 million euros Friday to the bank KPMG for the takeover of the Forézien club.
If for the moment, the Saint-Etienne board has not yet reacted, discussions could begin in the coming days, as the offer, especially in the current economic context, seems unexpected.
" I am too cold. It was really special football… There are a lot of things going through my head and I don't want to add more. But we take an unfair goal because we had cleared the ball in touch for an injured player and Saint-Etienne played… Fortunately, there was justice. I hope this victory will be foundational. The mood is good, we showed good things with the ball. »
Benoit Costil, Bordeaux goalkeeper.