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Aug 9, 2014 at 8pm UK at Stade de la Mosson
MontpellierMontpellier HSC
0-1
Bordeaux
FT(HT: 0-1)
Diabate (17')

Result: Bordeaux edge past Montpellier

Bordeaux kick off the Ligue 1 season with a 1-0 victory over Montpellier thanks to Cheick Diabate's first-half strike.

Cheick Diabate scored the only goal of the game as Bordeaux started the Ligue 1 season with a 1-0 victory over Montpellier on Saturday evening.

An early chance fell to Diabate when he collected the ball in the corner of the six-yard box, but his strike from a tight angle was beaten away by Geoffrey Jourdren.

The Malian forward took full advantage of his next opportunity in the 17th minute to hand Bordeaux the lead by tapping in Maxime Poundje's cross.

Bordeaux continued to look the more threatening of the two sides throughout the first half until a great chance was wasted by Montpellier, as Hilton headed Siaka Tiene's free kick wide after finding space just a few yards from goal.

Victor Montano created a great chance for the hosts to level the scores in the early stages of the second half with an inch-perfect pass to Anthony Mounier, who failed to find the target under pressure from a couple of defenders.

Emiliano Sala should have edged Bordeaux a step closer to victory just after the hour mark when he latched onto a loose ball inside the box, but the substitute sent his effort into the stands behind the goal.

It was a nervy finish to the match for the Bordeaux supporters as Cedric Carrasso was forced to keep out Kevin Berigaud's header with nine minutes left of normal time.

However, the visitors managed to withstand the late pressure to ensure their campaign started with three points.

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Bordeaux's Henrique celebrates with teammates after scoring against Montpellier in the Ligue 1 match on March 16, 2014
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