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Bordeaux defeat Lorient 3-2 to stay in European race

AP, BORDEAUX, France

Girondin de Bordeaux midfielder Landry N’guemo, left, vies for the ball with Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar during their Ligue 1 match on Tuesday in Bordeaux, France.

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Girondins de Bordeaux stayed in the race for a European spot by defeating Lorient 3-2 in the French league on Tuesday.

Henri Saivet put the hosts ahead with a downward header in the 22nd minute, before Lorient forward Sadio Diallo beat goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso to level in the 26th.

Bordeaux restored their lead in the 36th, when forward Cheick Diabate volleyed into the top corner. Substitute Guillaume Hoarau made it 3-1 with a low strike in the 72nd — his first goal in the league since November 2012, when he was then playing for Paris Saint-Germain.

Lorient centerback Lamine Kone pulled a goal back by flicking home a corner in the 84th.

Bordeaux moved into seventh place, five points behind AS Saint-Etienne in fourth place.

“We put ourselves in danger today,” Carrasso said. “We gifted two goals, but the most important thing is that we won.”

The game was initially scheduled on Feb. 9, but heavy rain flooded the pitch and forced the postponement of the match.

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