Niang, Hwang score as Bordeaux beats Metz in French league

Sun, Apr 10, 2022
Soccer News (AP)

Niang, Hwang score as Bordeaux beats Metz in French league

BORDEAUX, France (AP) - Bordeaux snapped a four-game goal drought to beat Metz 3-1 in the French league and move to within two points of safety and within a point of the relegation playoff spot on Sunday.

Bordeaux put Metz under pressure in the opening minutes but failed to convert two big chances. Cameroon international Jean Onana headed a cross over the bar in the fifth minute and then Metz goalkeeper Marc-Aurele Caillard saved a close-range effort from Josuha Guilavogui in the eighth.

Metz proved more clinical as Didier Lamkel Ze nodded a cross from Nicolas de Preville into the bottom corner in the 21st.

Bordeaux supporters booed their players at halftime and the hosts reacted by equalizing in the 52nd with a deflected shot from Portuguese wingback Ricardo Mangas.

Senegal international M'Baye Niang gave Bordeaux the lead by pouncing on a pass from Gideon Mensah to stab home in the 68th.

South Korea striker Hwang Ui-jo notched his 11th league goal to seal the win by heading home a corner in the 88th.

It was a third straight loss for Metz, who dropped to last place.

The 31st round ends later Sunday with Marseille vs. Montpellier, Angers vs. Lille, Brest vs. Nantes, Monaco vs. Troyes, Lens vs. Nice, and Strasbourg vs. Lyon.

On Saturday, Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Clermont 6-1 to extend its lead atop the league to 15 points while Rennes climbed to second place by edging Reims 3-2.

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