Bordeaux 1-0 Lille
Simon Kjaer’s own goal cruelly denied teammate Vincent Enyeama the Ligue 1 clean sheet record against 10-man Bordeaux at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Sunday.
The Nigeria international had gone more than 1000 minutes without conceding when the Lille defender unwittingly deflected in Landry N’guemo’s strike on 27 minutes.
Maxime Poundje received a 58th-minute straight red card for a tackle on Franck Beria but the win – Bordeaux’s third successive league victory – moves les Girondins into sixth.
Lille, meanwhile, remain in second-placed and trail league leaders Paris Saint-Germain by four points.
The visitors had boasted the best defensive record of any club in the five major European leagues going into the clash, but, Lille were dealt an early scare when Jussiê drove Mariano’s superb cross from the right high on five minutes.
René Girard’s LOSC side quickly responded through Marko Basa, who saw his header hastily cleared by Julien Faubert three minutes later.
With the score still goalless, Enyeama was on course to break former Girondins stopper Gaetan Huard’s 1992/93 clean sheet record of 1,176 minutes.
But, the Lille number one could simply watch when N’guemo’s drive deflected off Kjaer’s foot and into the net on 27 minutes.
Enyeama remained undeterred and the Nigeria international cleared former Lille midfielder, Ludovic Obraniak’s drive 12 minutes later to keep the deficit at 1-0 going into the break.
Bordeaux seemed in control of the match, but, Francis Gillot’s team were soon reduced to 10 men when Poundje was sent off for a tackle on Beria on 58 minutes.
Even with the one-man advantage, the visitors struggled to create any clear-cut chances until the 84th minute when Pape Souare’s overhead kick was headed off the line by N’guemo.
However, it was too little too late for Lille, and Bordeaux held on for the narrow win.