Rolan and Bordeaux roll on

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Diego Rolan took advantage of a glaring error to set Girondins de Bordeaux en route to an emphatic 4-0 win at SM Caen on Tuesday and ease his side into the thick of the battle for fourth place.

 SM Caen 0-4 Girondins de Bordeaux 

Caen, victors at En Avant Guingamp last weekend, would have been confident of making former EAG coach Jocelyn Gourvennec's evening a difficult one as they came into the match unbeaten in five home games.

Olympique Lyonnais had been beaten 3-2 in Caen's previous home match, and OL will be asking themselves why the Normandy club could not have chosen to have such an off-day against them, rather than Les Girondins.

It would almost certainly have been different had Yann Karamoh, who got Caen's late winner in Guingamp, headed home a great chance early on (5'), but the promising teenager did not even test Cédric Carrasso, setting the tone for the hosts' miserable evening.

When Jérémy Toulalan headed clear a free-kick, Jordan Leborgne attempted to play the ball back to his goalkeeper, Rémy Vercoutre, from the halfway line. He badly mistimed his kick, though, allowing Diego Rolan to race clear, round Vercoutre and fire home (11') his fifth L1 goal of the season.

If that was generous from the hosts, Vercoutre was hospitality itself when he allowed François Kamano's shot to squirm away from him and into the net on 22 minutes to leave Bordeaux sitting pretty and Caen red-faced.

Plasil claims fourth

Kamano shot wide just before the break (39'), but did eventually claim Bordeaux's third, cutting inside to fire low across Vercoutre and into the far corner (63') to wrap up the points shortly after the hour mark.

Gaëtan Laborde, teed up by January signing Younousse Sankharé, missed badly (80') before Jaroslav Plasil produced an accurate low drive with a minute to play, crisply finding the bottom corner for his first league goal of the season (89').

Caen's first shot on target came in the 91st-minute when Hervé Bazile stung the hands of Carrasso as Caen proved to be far more adept at shooting themselves in the foot.

Bordeaux are now a point off fourth-placed Olympique Lyonnais, who host AS Nancy Lorraine on Wednesday, while Caen are left two points above the relegation zone.

THE PLAYER: François Kamano
Two goals from the summer signing from SC Bastia (albeit with more than a little help).

Bordeaux are now unbeaten in six league games - this was their third win in that series, and their biggest victory away from home this campaign.

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