Hoarau the party pooper
While the public chanted the name of Flavio Roma, in the starting line-up and wearing the captain's armband, AS Monaco carved out the first chance of the match in the fourth minute. Germain launched Berbatov down the left flank, the Bulgarian then crossed to the back post for Raggi whose volley was saved by Carrasso. Game on. In the eighth minute, Hoarau saw his goal rightly ruled out for off-side. But that chance gave Les Girondins some encouragement and they started to put their foot on the ball and play at their own rhythm. In the 14th minute they were rewarded with the opening goal through Hoarau. The Bordeaux attacker sending an unstoppable header past Roma from Kaabouni's cross.
Les Rouge et Blanc not in the game
When Les Rouge et Blanc did reply, they weren't far from equalising when Ferreira Carrasco and Germain found themselves through on Carrasso's goal. The Monégasque attack ran out for a corner that came to nothing (19'). But Bordeaux weren't finished either. Traoré and N'Guémo both had chances. The first was off target (23'), and the second brought a good reflex save from the Italian 'keeper (27'). In between time, Carrasso got down well to deny Ferreira Carrasco (25'). But Les Rouge et Blanc were unable to cause the Bordeaux defence too many problems, while the end of the first half saw Flavio Roma receive his ovation as he was replaced by Sergio Romero in the 43rd minute.
More cutting after the break, AS Monaco took control of the game. After good work from Dirar down the left, Obbadi came charging into the area, but his shot flew high (47'). Carrasso then saw Germain drag his shot wide from a Ferreira Carrasco cross (50'). Carrasso was back in the action in the 64th minute when he turned away Berbatov's effort. But the 'keeper could do nothing in the 70th minute to deny Ocampos. Only moments after coming on, the Argentine equalised with his first touch, a header from Ferreira Carrasco's corner. AS Monaco were back on level terms, but Bordeaux hadn't had their final word.
As the game headed into the final quarter-hour, the visitors put the pressure on the Rouge et Blanc defence, that answered the challenge. Poundjé and Faubert both went close to giving Bordeaux the lead back but neither could hit the target (75' and 77'). Romero then denied Touré (83'), and a Faubert header (85'). For Monaco, Abdennour had a great chance in the 86th minute, but headed wide from Ferreira Carrasco's cross. The Belgian was back in the action in stoppage time with a great volley that came back off the crossbar! There was no winner, but AS Monaco earned the point they needed to break the club record for the number of points in a single Ligue 1 season! Bravo to all our players for an exceptional campaign!