Nimes 2-0 Bordeaux – Mission accomplished for Nimes as they secure a 2-0 home win against Bordeaux

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Technical card:
Nimes: Benoit Costil, Enock Kwateng, Laurent Koscielny, Edson Mexer, Loris Benito, Samuel Kalu, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jean Seri, Yacine Adli, Remi Oudin and Hwang Ui-Jo
Bordeaux: Baptiste Reynet, Sofiane Alakouch, Anthony Briancon, Florian Miguel, Birger Meling, Yassine Benrahou, Kelyan Guessoum, Renaud Ripart, Lamine Fomba, Zinedine Ferhat and Moussa Kone
Stadium: Stade Des Costieres
Goals: Birger Meling (1-0, min. 14) and Renaud Ripart (2-0, min. 71)

Nimes snatched all three points from Bordeaux in a 2-0 victory on Sunday, at Stade Des Costieres. Nimes were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run, following a 2-0 victory against Dijon. Bordeaux secured a point against Marseille in their previous match. At the moment, Nimes and Bordeaux currently occupy 19th and 11th spots in the table, with 21 points and 33 points respectively after 26 matches.

Nimes started strongly in the first half, beginning with a goal from Birger Meling, 14 minutes in, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-0.

Nimes continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Renaud Ripart, 71 minutes in. The game ended with a 2-0 victory for Nimes.

For Nimes Niclas Eliasson, Karim Aribi, Patrick Burner, Haris Duljevic and Matteo Ahlinvi came on for Anthony Briancon, Moussa Kone, Sofiane Alakouch, Karim Aribi and Yassine Benrahou, while Bordeaux brought on Nicolas De Preville, Amadou Traore, Mehdi Zerkane, Jimmy Briand and Maxime Poundje to replace Samuel Kalu, Enock Kwateng, Hatem Ben Arfa, Hwang Ui-Jo and Yacine Adli.

Bordeaux and Nimes will next play at home to Metz and Nantes respectively.

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