Paris FC failed to build on their very good first half of the season (six wins in seven games) against Bordeaux yesterday night (Friday) as they put in a toothless performance at the Stade Charlety.

Patrice Lair’s side started on the front foot and came within inches of opening the scoring two minutes after kickoff. Two minutes later, Canadian Vanessa Gilles connected with a well whipped corner kick from Eve Perisset with a powerful header, to open the scoring for the visitors.

Paris FC coach, Sandrine Soubeyrand was forced to make an early substitution when defender, Celina Hocine picked up an injury in the 12th minute. Swiss Coumba Sow was called upon to replace Celina.

Bordeaux doubled the lead through Melissa Gomes, who was assisted by Katja Snoeijs. The Portuguese international dribbled pass Julie Soyer of Paris FC before beating Chiamaka Nnadozie in a one-on-one situation to put the ball in an empty net.

Just before the break, Sandrine Soubeyrand’s women came close to scoring a goal but the Bordeaux stood tall.

The home side struggled to create any clear cut chances at the beginning of the second half, and then, things went from bad to worse as Oriane Jean-Francois who was on yellow received another yellow in the 51st minutes and was sent off for a foul on Eve Perisset.

Clara Mateo reduced the deficit the 75th minutes after dribbling pass Bordeaux goalkeeper to make it 2-1. Paris FC pushed for a second goal but couldn’t break the Bordeaux defence.

With five minutes additional time left to play, Eve Perisset intercepted Théa Gréboval pass to Chiamaka and easily made it 1-3 for the visitors.

Paris FC miss the opportunity to go top of the log as joint leaders with Paris Saint Germain and Olympique Lyonnais. While Bordeaux, for its part, remains on track for the third place – qualifying for the Champions League since this season – while waiting for the other games of the weekend.