In recent weeks, the Girondins de Bordeaux did not really breathe serenity, whether on the pitch or off. During a training session, an altercation had thus opposed Hatem Ben Arfa to Otavio. The former midfielder of OM and PSG would have criticized his partner for not having made the effort after a loss of the ball. The Brazilian midfielder would have told him that he had to stop hiding on the pitch …
For his return to Roazhon Park against Rennes where he played in 2018-2019 and won the Coupe de France, Hatem Ben Arfa (33) provided a masterful response by scoring the winning goal (0-1). A decisive goal and “Ben Arfien”. Well served by Kalu, he let his technique speak to erase the central hinge Da Silva-Aguerd before deceiving Gomis with a nice strike from the left (0-1, 37th).
His 7th goal against Rennes
His former coach Julien Stéphan was right when he predicted “that he would achieve a great match”. Ben Arfa chose his time and place to score his first goal this season and in his new Bordeaux colors. Positioned as a playmaker, he was also very good in collecting the ball.
He also confirmed a statistic: that of executioner of Stade Rennais. It is indeed the 7th goal of his career against the Breton team is at least three times more than against any opponent he has faced in L1.
After a timid start to the championship which had therefore caused some turmoil internally, Bordeaux offered its first big success of the season. On the other hand, Rennes, which will receive Chelsea on Tuesday during the 4th day of the Champions League, confirms its bad patch and loses its place on the podium of the L1.
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