Josh Maja got Bordeaux’s only goal in their 3-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille in Saturday’s French elite division fixture. After replacing Hatem Ben Arfa in the 66th minute, the Nigeria international found the net for Jean Louis Gasset’s men - who suffered their second defeat of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 campaign. The game got to a great start for Marseille as they got a fifth minute lead through Florian Thauvin.
The vicious tackle seemed to have awoken Rafinha, who began to take advantage of the creative freedom given to him due to Neymar’s absence, playing an excellent through ball from his own half to forward Kylian Mbappé, who was able to round the keeper and put it into the back of the net to make it 1-0 Paris. Mbappé dedicated this goal to a young French PSG supporter named Lucas, who is currently battling cancer.
Olympique de Marseille ended a four-match winless streak when they beat Girondins de Bordeaux 3-1 to move up to fifth in Ligue 1 with their first home win of the season on Saturday. Florian Thauvin, Jordan Amavi and a Pablo own goal won the points and put OM on 12 from seven games, three off pacesetters Paris St Germain who won 4-0 at 10-man Nimes on Friday.
|Champions League (League Winners): Lille|
|Champions League (League Position): Paris Saint Germain|
|Champions League Qualifying (League Position): Rennes|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Nice, Lens|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): Strasbourg|
|Relegation (League Position): Reims, Dijon|