Top 14: Bordeaux’s path to the semi-finals

Top 14: Bordeaux's path to the semi-finals

On Saturday from 15.40 live on ESPN 3, Bordeaux will play the second semifinal of the Top 14 as a visitor against Toulouse for a place in the definition of the main tournament in France.

In playoffs, the cast of Argentines Guido Petti, Santiago Cordero and Bautista Delguy they beat Clermont 25-16 and qualified for the semi-finals of the French Top 14 for the first time in their history.

On the first date, he could not play because of the covid, but then he beat Brive 25-20, and fell heavily with Lyon 27-10. In the fourth, he again suffered a one-game suspension. and in the fifth he again stumbled against Pau 29-24 as a visitor. Nor could he raise his head as a visitor to La Rochelle with a 20-6 against.

But that string of defeats, he reversed with a 71-5 win against Agen and hit hard the next day with a 43-19 against Bayonne. The consolidation came on date 9, by beating Castres 30-29 as a visitor.

The following week he had to face a pending duel that ended in defeat against Stade Francais 26-16, then recovered with an agonizing 23-22 victory against Montpellier. But what followed was another loss to the other Paris team: Racing 92 beat them 17-12 at their own home.

Nor was his production good a week later against the European champion, Toulouse who clearly beat him: 45-23, who will also be the rival in the semifinals. Date 13 found the recovery of the border, with 31-18 over Toulon, and happiness continued with a 31-9 over Lyon. The clean and jerk was stopped with a draw at 16 against Clermont, a match that was due for suspension dates. On date 19, in a great match, he took revenge with Racing 92 by 33-32.

What followed was another bulky 37-36 win against Clermont on the road, and a 44-6 win over Stade Francais, a winning streak that was interrupted by a 25-23 loss to Brive. He recovered with a 29-23 over Pau, and confirmed that recovery with 47-22.

Toulon put a new brake on him with a 25-19, and Toulouse beat him again, as in the first round, this time with a 21-10, which left him in fourth place in the general table, which served him well. to face the playoffs.

Thus, Bordeaux returns to the 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.

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