Bordeaux extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to eight points this weekend after hammering Lorient 4-1 at the Stade Chaban Delmas. Les Girondins steamrollered their opponents with a dominant display with a brace from ex-Manchester United player David Bellion and second-half strikes from Fernando Cavenaghi and newly crowned French Player of the Year, Yoann Gourcuff.
The only disappointment for Coach Laurent Blanc was Lorient’s late consolation, which brought to an end Bordeaux’s impressive defensive record of nearly eight matches without conceding. Les Girondins’ current run of form has seen them pull away in the title race and notch up seven consecutive victories in all competitions. The last match-day before Christmas sees Bordeaux in an extremely healthy position and look the most likely to retain their crown, especially in relation to their nearest rivals. Lyon’s poor run continued as they were pegged back by fellow strugglers Monaco at the Stade Louis II late on Sunday night. Michel Bastos opened the scoring with a ferocious free-kick, which flew into the side netting with Monaco keeper St