Josh Maja Fails to Score in Bordeaux’s Win over Laval
Girondins Bordeaux continued their push for promotion to Ligue 1 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Laval at the Stade Matmut-Atlantique in a matchday 36 encounter. However, top scorer Josh Maja failed to find the back of the net despite being presented with two penalty kicks.
Maja, who has been in impressive form for Bordeaux this season, was looking to increase his tally of 16 league goals. However, luck was not on his side as he missed both penalty kicks in the first half.
Bordeaux got off to a flying start, taking the lead in the third minute through Yoann Barbet. Zurab Davitashvili doubled the home team’s advantage in the 33rd minute, and it appeared to be Maja’s turn to shine when the referee awarded Bordeaux a penalty kick in the 44th minute.
Maja stepped up to take the penalty kick but saw his effort saved by Laval goalkeeper Alexis Sauvage. Incredibly, Maja won another penalty for Bordeaux a couple of minutes later after taking the ball on an incredible dribble in the opponent’s danger area. However, he sent the resulting shot wide of the goalposts.
Stian Gregersen scored Bordeaux’s third early in the second half to seal the win, but Maja will be disappointed with his missed chances.
Despite this, Maja remains Bordeaux’s leading goalscorer with 16 league goals – 11 more than any of his teammates. With the win, Bordeaux remain in second position and are guaranteed a spot in Ligue 1 next season if they win their remaining two league matches.
In conclusion, while Josh Maja may have failed to score in Bordeaux’s win over Laval, his contributions throughout the season have been essential to the team’s success. With two more matches remaining, Maja will be hoping to add to his goal tally as Bordeaux push for promotion to Ligue 1.