LIVE – AC Ajaccio-Lille: the Mastiffs pull themselves together after the debacle against PSG

Lille reacts after its Parisian slap!

Second success of the season for Lille, which won 1-3 on the lawn of promoted Ajaccio and did good after its rout against Paris. Thanks to the jewel of Yusuf Yazici and the goals of Jonathan Bamba and Tiago Djalo, LOSC made a big leap forward and placed themselves at the foot of the podium before the other matches of the weekend.

The lack of Nouri in the box

We would probably have had a completely different end to the match if Nouri had not completely unscrewed his half-volley in the Lille area. It’s probably over for the Corsicans who will not return.

Additional time

Four minutes minimum. François-Coty continues to push!

Penalty missed by David!!! (1-3)

David rushed to transform the penalty obtained but the Lille striker opened his right foot a little too much. His powerful strike crashes into Leroy’s post!!

Penalty for LOSC!! (1-3)

Gomez had come to set fire to the Corsican area and Laci is surprised by his double contact. The Lille is hooked and falls, the penalty spot is designated by the referee!

Yellow card for striker Bayala

Very, too generous in his two consecutive tackles, Bayala is sanctioned with a yellow card.

What if, what if?

Is the ACA able to do it and overthrow the Mastiffs in these last minutes? It seems a little late but the whole stadium believes in it again!


The Corsicans finally score, courage!! On a new corner for the ACA, the ball navigates dangerously in the Lille area. Nobody wants to take him out and it is finally Bayala who emerges to place a furious whim which lodges in a small net, Ajaccio comes back to 1-3!!!


Lille had scored exactly 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches at Ajaccio in Ligue 1, including the 4 most recent.

Djalo comes out injured

The third scorer of the match is apparently touched on the lawn and asks for the change. He is replaced by young Yoro.

Botué hits wide! (0-3)

There was a lot of spontaneity in this attack from the young ACA entrant. Botué takes advantage of a ball in the back of the defense to accelerate and hit hard without asking questions. The ball misses, but that’s what the Corsicans have been missing so far!

Change for LOSC

Exit of Ismaily, replaced by Zedadka. The usual right side takes this time the left corridor of the defense.

The people of Lille are serene

All in control, LOSC is quietly heading towards the second success of its season. The Corsicans are playing their all-out but they have been far too little dangerous so far to hope to score 3 goals against Lille.

Double attacking change for the ACA

Pantaloni plays his last cards: Laci and Moussiti-Oko enter the arena, Marchetti and Hamouma leave their place.

Yellow card for Mangani

The Corsican spirits are heated and Mangani, for a protest of mood, is warned of a yellow.

Double change for the Mastiffs

Out of Yazici and Zhergova, Martin and Gudmundsson enter the field.


Terrible scenario for the ACA!! While they had just touched the bar, the Corsicans are surprised on the action which follows. An eccentric center is badly pushed back into the area and Djalo, full axis, does not ask questions. The Lille defender takes over with a half-volley which pierces the opposing goalkeeper!!! It’s 0-3 for the Mastiffs.

The bar for the ACA!! (0-2)

Huge opportunity for the Corsicans on this Marchetti corner! In the pack, Mayembo jumps higher than everyone else and picks up… from the shoulder a ball that bounces off Jardim’s bar!!

Triple change for the ACA

Youssouf replaces Alphonse, Nouri seconds Spadanuda, and Botué enters in place of El Idrissy.

LOSC often passes by the right

Lille has space and tilts the game to the right, as often. Zhergova is shifted by Yazici but her cross to David is too deep. Leroy seizes it without concern.

Yellow card for Zhergova

Mr. Leonard pulls out yellow for Zhergova, in protest.


Ajaccio have taken just one point after three Ligue 1 games this season, their lowest total at this stage of the competition since 2004-05 (0 points).

The Corsican threat is getting closer

The Corsicans are playing higher up the field and have been offering better streaks since returning from the locker room. But the many crosses to the surface of Jardim are always returned by a Lille player.

Yellow card for Diakite

The versatile Diakité is sanctioned with the first yellow card of this match, for a fault in the opposing half of the field.

Jardim has found colors

We expect the Corsicans to be a little more precise in the second act to come and titillate an attentive Lille rearguard. After taking 7 against PSG, Jardim is reassuring in his ball catches, like here on this high cross from Alphonse.

It’s back to François-Coty! (0-2)

No change to note at the break, we leave with the same on both sides.

It’s time for François-Coty! (0-2)

Lille show good things on the lawn of AC Ajaccio and return to the locker room with a deserved advantage of two goals. Yusuf Yazici, author of a pure gem (0-1, 17th), then Jonathan Bamba before half-time (0-2, 43rd), came to reward the intentions of the Mastiffs. The ACA is a player opposite but lacks accuracy to really come to worry Léo Jardim.

Additional time

An additional minute is announced by the fourth referee.

Bamba still decisive

This is Bamba’s second goal this season in Ligue 1, he who scored his team’s only goal on Sunday against Paris.


Lille stand out thanks to Bamba!! Ismaily is unstoppable in the left lane and manages with some success to the edge of the surface. He serves Bamba who controls, turns around and concludes with a perfect flat foot towards the small net, 0-2 for LOSC!!!

The good return of Djalo

Hamouma is found on the left side and launches into a solo offensive. The former Stéphanois will rush into the Lille defense but rubs shoulders with the good return of Djalo, solid.


Ajaccio have won only one of their 9 home games against Lille in Ligue 1 (3 draws, 5 losses), it was the very first in December 1967 (2-1).

The attentive referee in front of David

Mr. Leonard intervenes in this duel in the Corsican area between David and his defender. The referee judges the attacker at fault by coming to unbalance his opponent, after this cross from Zhergova.

The ACA is getting closer

Super cross from Alphonse, shifted in the right tempo to the right. His ball is dangerous towards Idrissy, who only grazes the ball with his head, which then bounces on Fonte.

Gomes a little clumsy

Bad move from Gomes in midfield on Spadanuda. The referee intervenes but is lenient with the Lille.

The ACA wants the penalty

All François-Coty demands a penalty after this cross from Alphonse countered in his area by Ismaily. The action is reviewed on video, but it is a corner that will follow, sanctioned the side would have been very severe.

Marchetti could have made another choice

Symbol of this first Ajacian half-hour, Marchetti shows good things in the middle and does not lack momentum, as here on this full axis breakthrough. But the ACA lacks this technical accuracy to take the actions to the end.

Mastiffs have wings

Lille’s game is rather balanced spatially, and the attacks come from both sides. Zhergova and Bamba are very often sought after.

Yazici treats and rewards Mastiffs

This is the first goal this season for Yazici in Ligue 1, and what a goal! The Turk comes to concretize the good intentions of Lille.


What a goal scored by Yazici to launch the Mastiffs!! After a candle pushed back by the Corsican defense in the axis, the Turk connects a sombrero in front of Mayembo to turn around then a straight and overpowering half-volley which pierces Leroy, 0-1 for LOSC !!!

David did not apply! (0-0)

Superb Lille action and delivery of Yazici’s perfect chest on this cross from Bamba. The ball is ideal for David who arrives launched but the Canadian misses accuracy in the surface, and sends a missile in the air!


This is the first meeting between Ajaccio and Lille in Ligue 1 since March 2, 2014 and a 3-2 success for the Dogues at François-Coty. ACA have lost their last 7 games in the top flight against LOSC, conceding 20 goals in this series.

Goal denied to David! (0-0)

The Lille people thought they opened the scoring, but David, after scoring alone against the goalkeeper, was flagged offside! The Canadian was indeed in an illegal position at the start of the counter strike from Zhergova.

Ajaccio presses a little

The ACA has been very pressing for a few minutes, and is causing problems for the Lille rearguard. The hinge manages to push away a dangerous cross from the left.

Marchetti’s strike! (0-0)

First wick lit in this meeting from outside the area by Marchetti. Yet at a standstill, the Corsican midfielder manages to unleash a dry shot from the right that Jardim comes out of a nice dive!

The ACA does not hide

The Corsicans seem willing to go annoy the Mastiffs, but lack accuracy in their transmissions for the moment.

First Lille imbalance

Launched in the back of Diallo, Zhergova places a first acceleration and manages to center towards the surface. It’s a little too strong for David, who can’t take it off balance.

Let’s go to François-Coty! (0-0)

It was Lille, in black, who kicked off this opening match of the 4th day of Ligue 1! The lawn is in a rather catastrophic state, attacked by a fungus.

Kick-off is imminent!

The players are on the lawn of the François-Coty stadium, accompanied by the referee of the meeting Thomas Leonard.

Absences on both sides

As against PSG on Sunday, LOSC must do without Rémy Cabella, injured, and Mohamed Bayo, still sidelined after his night out. New ACA recruit Yoann Touzghar is not yet available.

The 4-2-3-1 of the Mastiffs with two changes

The defeat against Paris inevitably left its mark. It is therefore logical that Paulo Fonseca made choices: the coach leaves his eleven Alexsandro, in great difficulty against PSG, to replace him in the hinge by Tiago Djalo. Edon Zhegrova occupies the right wing in place of Gabriel Gudmundsson.

Olivier Pantaloni has only made one change from the team beaten in Rennes on Sunday: in this 4-4-2, Yanis Cimignani gives up his starting place to Kevin Spadanuda as a left midfielder.

A new big piece for the promoted Corsican

Promoted to the top flight, AC Ajaccio had a difficult start in the Championship. Two defeats against big guns (Lyon and Rennes), a draw against Lens… and the Corsicans are still struggling a lot tonight. Against upset Mastiffs, it’s not easy for Olivier Pantaloni’s men to consider starting the season.

Lille has to be forgiven

Five days after the 1-7 humiliation suffered at home against an overexcited PSG, LOSC returned to Ligue 1 with the desire to erase this bad memory. With a win, a draw and a defeat, Paulo Fonseca’s Mastiffs are blowing hot and cold at the start of the season.

The composition of LOSC

Jardim – Diakité, Fonte (cap.), Djalo, Ismaily – André, A. Gomes – Zhegrova, Yazici, Bamba – David.

The composition of AC Ajaccio

Leroy – Alphonse, Gonzalez, Mayembo, Diallo – Bayala, Marchetti (cap.), Mangani, Spadanuda – El Idrissy, Hamouma.

Goodnight all !

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