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Bordeaux beats Porto 2-1, wins Paris Tournament


Bordeaux won the pre-season Paris Tournament on Sunday after defender Michael Ciani headed a late goal for a 2-1 win over FC Porto and Paris Saint-Germain drew with AS Roma 1-1.

“I’m happy with how the team played, I got the chance to see several young players who I hadn’t seen play before,” Bordeaux coach Jean Tigana said. “It’s good to get in the winning habit, to start the week with a win.”

PSG striker Guillaume Hoarau scored with a powerful close-range header in injury time as PSG scraped a draw after midfielder Leandro Greco gave Roma the lead in the 46th minute.

PSG’s goal angered Roma’s players who surrounded French referee Stephane Lannoy. Roma coach Claudio Ranieri also walked onto the field to complain that too much injury time had been played when Hoarau scored.

“I’m very happy because six minutes [of injury time] is good for us, for our stamina,” Ranieri said. “I’m very happy with the work from my players. It’s important — 22 players have 90 minutes now.”

Earlier on Sunday, Ciani scored off a free kick in the 83rd as Bordeaux came from behind to win the tournament with four points — the same total as PSG but Bordeaux scored more goals.

Porto went ahead in the 30th when Brazilian striker Walter beat goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa with a shot inside the near post. Bordeaux equalized in the 58th when Floyd Ayite headed home after Porto failed to properly clear a free kick.

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