The Girondins came racing out of the blocks, putting their visitors under pressure from the off. Raggi conceded an early corner with a wayward back pass intended for Subasic, who had to be fully alert to punch clear from the resulting set piece. Despite the scare, Monaco came into the game and went close to an opener in the 7th minute through Germain's effort from a cross by Berbatov, but Pallois responded sharply to divert the ball behind. Although Diabaté headed wide in the 10th minute, it was AS Monaco who dominated the first half, with Ocampos firing in a shot that Carrasso got down to well (20 mins). Khazri tried his luck moments later, but was unable to keep his effort on target.
Berbatov heads Monaco in front
After another off-target attempt by Ocampos (27 mins), Bordeaux won a free kick in a promising central position just outside the visitors' penalty area. Kazhri managed to beat the wall with his strike, but Subasic was equal to it. It was the only occasion Bordeaux truly threatened to make the breakthrough in the first period. Monaco, on the other hand, continued to look dangerous and Berbatov went for goal again, only to see his shot deflected behind for a corner (41 mins). The Bulgarian had better luck just before the break, taking advantage of some slack marking to plant a far post header past Carrasso following good work from Germain. Advantage Monaco. It was almost the last action of the half, and seconds later referee Mr Chapron blew up for half-time. The away side looked well worth their lead as they returned to the dressing room. /span>
Bordeaux hit back
Unfortunately, their slender advantage evaporated within three minutes of the restart, following a well-worked Bordeaux move down the right wing. Faubert outpaced Ocampos and crossed to the far post, where the waiting Contento was in the right place to head the ball into the path of Rolan. The Uruguayan striker had the simplest of finishes (48 mins) and suddenly the Stade Chaban-Delmas was rocking. So were Monaco, who almost conceded a second on 54 minutes when Plasil found Kazhri unmarked in the area. Subasic watched in relief as the Bordeaux playmaker's shot rolled past the far post. There was to be no let-up, however. The Girondins - a transformed side in this second half - got a little help from Mr Chapron on the hour mark. As he tussled with Abdennour in the Monaco area, Kazhri went to ground and was awarded the most generous of penalties. Sala stepped up to drill the spot kick low into the net and give Bordeaux the lead.
From bad to worse
Leonardo Jardim introduced Falcao to proceedings in place of Germain, but before he'd had a chance to make his presence felt, Bordeaux earned another free kick out on the right. Sané's header found its way to Rolan - clearly in an offside position - who diverted the ball into the net. The assistant referee kept his flag down though, and Bordeaux extended their lead thanks to another questionable decision by the officials. Things went from bad to worse for Monaco in the 75th minute, as Subasic came charging out of his goal and brought down Kazhri to concede another penalty. There were no arguments about this one, though. The Bordeaux n°24 took the penalty himself, sending Subasic the wrong way. That more or less ended the match as a spectacle, as the visitors passed the ball around to little effect while the home supporters celebrated. The defeat is another disappointing result for AS Monaco in the second game of the season, while the Girondins go top of the table. The team will look to take the positives from the first half performance, as they look ahead to the tricky trip to Nantes in a week's time.