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Gourcuff and Bordeaux Pick Up Where They Left Off
AP, August 24th, 2009 3PM

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Bordeaux carried its momentum from last season over to this one. The team won the final 11 games of last season to clinch the league title on the final day. On Sunday, Bordeaux extended its record winning streak in the French league to 14 games with a 4-0 drubbing of Nice.

Yoann Gourcuff scored twice to give him four goals in three games. "(Gourcuff) has carried on where he left off last season," Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc said. "He is more experienced now, his role is well defined and his teammates understand how he plays. He runs the show. Bordeaux relies on Gourcuff, and that's normal."

Brazilian winger Jussie and midfielder Alou Diarra accounted for the other two goals, all clinical. "We wear our opponents down. Our opponents chase after the ball and it ends up tiring them out," Gourcuff said. "That creates space for us and helps us score more easily."

 

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