Girondins de Bordeaux relegated to Ligue 2

Girondins de Bordeaux relegated to Ligue 2

This Saturday marks a strong page in the 2021/2022 Ligue 1 season. Sentenced to the feat against Stade Brestois 29, while crossing his fingers that his direct competitors for the maintenance sink during the multiplex of the 38th day of the League 1, FC Girondins de Bordeaux will therefore not have seen a miracle happen. David Guion’s band could not do anything and logically descended to Ligue 2 for the 2022/2023 financial year. In Ligue 1 without interruption since 1992 (only PSG and OL are doing better), Bordeaux is experiencing its first descent since the 1990-1991 season (administrative relegation) and the first sporting relegation since the 1959-1960 season. A real shock for a historic club which has the second most seasons in the top flight (68, only OM with 71 do better).

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Too fragile a defense

Red lantern in Ligue 1 before the last outing of the season, the Girondins de Bordeaux have been catastrophic throughout the season. Never exceeding 15th place and finding themselves in the red zone continuously since the 23rd day, the club with the scapular has paid for its complicated management for a few seasons but also for the weakening of its workforce over the seasons. The drama is especially felt on the defensive level with 91 goals conceded in 38 matches (1 clean sheet), which makes it the worst defense of the 5 biggest European championships.

The Gironde rearguard once again showed enormous excitement in Brittany. The FCGB indeed led twice, after goals from Ricardo Mangas (14th) and Sékou Mara (32nd), however being volleyed in stride each time, by Steve Mounié (16th) then Youcef Belaïli ( 34th). An annoying habit which will have partly cost Bordeaux its place in the elite this year. Even if, to save their honour, the club with 6 French championship titles left Francis-le-Blé with the three points of victory thanks to a double from Mara (73rd) and an achievement by Javairô Dilrosun in the stride (75th).

Bordeaux, the expiatory victim of Ligue 1

Capable of completely taking on water, Bordeaux notably experienced stinging setbacks against Nice (4-0), Monaco (3-0), Strasbourg (5-2), Rennes (6-0), Reims (5-0) , Paris Saint-Germain (3-0), Olympique Lyonnais (6-1) and recently Angers (4-1). This last setback sounded the death knell for Girondine hopes since it put an end to any hope of direct maintenance. Only the hope of recovering the play-off place held by Metz resided.

Unable to win between April 10 and the last day of L1, therefore, the Marine et Blanc never seemed able to win the precious points long awaited by their supporters. However, despite a chaotic season, the club with the scapular kept a chance of holding on until the final day. Proof that competitors have often arranged the affairs of Bordeaux. An additional frustration for the supporters who may regret not having seen their team grab one or two additional points. But now it is the whole future of the club that has just changed and we will have to quickly bounce back in Ligue 2.

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