Bordeaux beat Clermont 25-16 and qualified for the semi-finals of the French Top 14 for the first time in its history. The cast of Argentines Guido Petti, Santiago Cordero and Bautista Delguy It will be measured against Toulouse, on Saturday, June 19 at 3:45 p.m., as a visitor.
It was a spicy duel between two teams that always tried to play, beyond the very nervous characteristic of a decisive instance such as a playoff. Clermont hit first, with a nice try from Damian Penaud after seven minutes of play, which Morgan Parra was in charge of converting.
Bordeaux was always in the game thanks to two penalties from his opening, Matthieu Jalibert, and had his prize before the close of the first half, with un try of the hooker, Clément Maynaidier, who took advantage of a poor pitch in extreme defense by Clermont.
With the result 13-7 in Bordeaux’s favor, the second half was played more like a chess match. Both teams tried to reduce errors and the kickers changed blow for blow, causing the distance on the scoreboard to remain unchanged during much of the development of the complement. In the absence of five minutes for the closing, a new penalty for Jalibert sentenced the story in favor of the local.
Bordeaux returns to a semifinal of a contest, and the duel has the flavor of revenge. Toulouse awaits him, who eliminated him in the same instance for the Champions Cup this year.