Paris vs Bordeaux

FC Girondins de Bordeaux in short

FC Girondins de Bordeaux was founded in 1881, and as such is one of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats’ oldest clubs. Prior to Frédéric Longuépée taking over the chairmanship on December 2018, FCGB had been run by the emblematic Jean-Louis Triaud for 21 years. Bordeaux are one of France’s most successful teams, with 6 Ligue 1 Uber Eats trophies, 4 French Cup titles and 3 League Cup. Their European record is also commendable: they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2010 and the final of the UEFA Cup in 1996, losing to Lyon and Bayern Munich respectively.

In the summer of 1992, France legend Zinédine Zidane joined the club, which was coached by the wily Rolland Courbis at the time – it was in Gironde that, alongside other future FIFA World Cup-winners like Christophe Dugarry and Bixente Lizarazu, Zidane would reveal the full extent of his talent, and pick up the now famous nickname “Zizou” along the way.

The Garonne derby pits Bordeaux against Toulouse, in a rivalry that has often given rise to memorable matches. For example, on December 2nd, 2007 at Stade Chalban-Delmas, the derby finished 4-3 in Bordeaux’s favour, with Pierre Ducasse scoring the winning goal in the 87th minute. After the departure of Paulo Sousa, the club made official the appointment of Jean-Louis Gasset as the new coach of the Girondins on August 10th, 2020. Assistant to Laurent Blanc at Paris Saint-Germain, he wasthen on the bench of AS Saint-Etienne between 2017 and 2019.

At the end of the 2019-20 Ligue 1 Uber Eats, the club finished 12th in the ranking, behind Angers and Strasbourg.

One of the oldest clubs in French football

The encounters

49 matchs joués

18
Won
14
Drawn
17
Lost
D12 - L1 20/21
November 28th, 2020
2-2
D26 - L1 19/20
February 23rd, 2020
4-3
D8 - L1 19/20
September 28th, 2019
0-1

The Parisians against Bordeaux

On September 30th, 2017, Paris Saint-Germain recorded a resounding 6-2 victory in the fixture, in a match that featured an incredible free-kick goal by Neymar.

The Bordelais were welcoming the Red and Blue at Matmut Atlantique on  September 28th, 2019, with a 1 - 0 victory for Paris and a goal from Neymar Jr. The Parisians won again at the Parc des Princes on February 23rd, 2020, after a spectacular match. Although the final score was 4-3 for Thomas Tuchel's men, the match was marked by Edinson Cavani's 200th goal for Paris Saint-Germain.

On November 28th, 2020, at Parc des Princes, their first encounter of the season ended up with a 2 - 2 draw. Despite the goals from Neymar and Kean, this is Adli, a young player trained at Paris Saint-Germain, who scored the last goal. The club payed tribute to Diego Maradona, who passed away 3 days before.

The last time the Parisians lost to the Girondins de Bordeaux was on March 15th, 2015

Players to follow

Duel

Idrissa Gueye

Midfielder 26/09/1989
Born in Dakar, Senegal, Idrissa Gueye is a player playing in midfield. Trained at LOSC, the tireless midfielder also played for Aston Villa and Everton FC between 2016 and 2019. On May 14th, 2011, he was a starter in Lille's victory over Paris in the French Cup final. In the national team with the Lions of Teranga, he reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019, only defeated by Algeria. In the 2019-20 season of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, he was a starter in both matches against the Girondins de Bordeaux, helping the Parisians winning twice.
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Laurent Koscielny

Defender 10/09/1985
Born on September 10th, 1985 in Tuile, Laurent Koscielny began his professional career in 2003 after a stint at the EA Guingamp training centre. In 2010, Laurent signed with the Arsenal Gunners. After 9 seasons with the London club, with whom he won numerous trophies such as the Coupe d'Angleterre in 2014, 2015 and 2017, the Community Shield in 2014, 2015 and 2017, or a Europa League final in 2019, he joined the Girondins de Bordeaux in summer 2019. Selected among the 23 players for Euro 2012 and Euro 2016, he was one on the main element of the defense alongside Adil Rami and Samuel Umtiti from the quarter-finals. Deprived of the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to an injury, he announced his international retirement in October 2018.

Matmut Atlantique

The Matmut Atlantique was opened on May 18th, 2015. With a capacity of 41,458 seats, it is the sixth largest stadium in France. The multifunctional arena previously staged five matches at UEFA Euro 2016, several Union Bordeaux-Bègles rugby matches and a variety of other sporting and cultural events. The arena also hosted the 2018 League Cup final between Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco, from which the Parisians emerged victorious (3-0).

The Matmut Atlantique is distinguishable from other sporting complexes due to its unique design, which blends refined and modern architectural styles.

Cours Jules-Ladoumègue
33 300 Bordeaux
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Practical information
The stadium is accessible via public transport (tram lines B and C – fans should get off at the Matmut Atlantique stop – and bus line 25), and boasts a 7,000-capacity car park.