Ajaccio 0-1 Lorient: The Merlucciidaes do enough at winless Ajaccio

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Ajaccio were defeated at home by FC Lorient at Stade Francois Coty on Sunday. Both Ajaccio and Lorient came from defeats in their previous league games. Ajaccio were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 2-0 to Montpellier, while Lorient had lost their previous match against RC Lens. Ajaccio are now in 20th place on the table and have 1 point while Lorient sit in 6th with 10 points after 6 matches.

After a goalless first half, whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on Lorient who started the second half strongly, when Dango Ouattara found the net, at 51 minutes, seing the match finish 1-0.

Substitutions for Ajaccio included Yoann Touzghar, Cyrille Bayala, Vincent Marchetti, Bevic Moussiti-Oko and Yanis Cimignani for Jean Botue, Riad Nouri, Qazim Laci, Mounaim El Idrissy and Ismael Diallo, respectively. Lorient brought on Stephane Diarra, Bonke Innocent, Sirine Ckene Doucoure and Darline Yongwa, to replace Ibrahima Kone, Theo Le Bris, Dango Ouattara and Terem Moffi.

There were bookings for Riad Nouri, Oumar Gonzalez, Mounaim El Idrissy and Mohamed Youssouf from Ajaccio. For Lorient, Ibrahima Kone saw yellow.

Lorient and Ajaccio will next play at home to Nantes and Nice respectively.

Technical card:
AC Ajaccio:Benjamin Leroy, Ismael Diallo (Yanis Cimignani, min.79), Clement Vidal, Oumar Gonzalez, Mohamed Youssouf, Riad Nouri (Cyrille Bayala, min.58), Qazim Laci (Vincent Marchetti, min.70), Thomas Mangani, Kevin Spadanuda, Jean Botue (Yoann Touzghar, min.58) and Mounaim El Idrissy (Bevic Moussiti-Oko, min.70)
FC Lorient:Yvon Mvogo, Gedeon Kalulu, Julien Laporte, Montassar Talbi, Vincent Le Goff, Enzo Le Fee, Laurent Abergel, Theo Le Bris (Bonke Innocent, min.71), Ibrahima Kone (Stephane Diarra, min.63), Dango Ouattara (Sirine Ckene Doucoure, min.82) and Terem Moffi (Darline Yongwa, min.83)
Stadium:Stade Francois Coty
Goals:Dango Ouattara (0-1, min. 51)