Bordeaux win French league

Paris, May 31

Bordeaux clinched their first French league championship title in 10 years after winning 1-0 at Caen on a dramatic final day of the season on Saturday.

Striker Yoan Gouffran scored in the early stages of the second half to earn Laurent Blanc’s side a record 11th consecutive league win and secure a second trophy to go alongside the League Cup they won in April.

Second-placed Marseille knew that only defeat for Bordeaux would allow them to snatch the title and they won 4-0 at home to Rennes. Mamadou Niang netted a brace, while Bakari Kone scored once and also saw his shot hit the post and rebound into the net off Rennes goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez. Lyon, their record-breaking seven-year stint as champions having come to an end, had already secured third place and a berth in the qualifying rounds of Champions League prior to their 0-0 draw at Toulouse.