Bordeaux edge Lyon in French curtain-raiser
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French league runners-up Bordeaux on Saturday ousted champions Lyon to win the Champions Trophy traditional curtain-raiser 5-4 on penalties after a goalless draw over 90 minutes.

Souleymane Diawara converted the winning spotkick at Bordeaux's own Stade Chaban-Delmas venue to thrill a 30,000 home crowd after Brazilian Cris had missed for Lyon, who this season will target an eighth straight league title.

Normally, the champions and French Cup winners compete for the Trophy, but the French league invited Bordeaux, coached by FIFA World Cup™ winner Laurent Blanc, to face Lyon as the latter won both the championship and the Cup last season in once again dominating the domestic scene.