Ajaccio 0-1 Nice: The Eagles do enough for three points at Ajaccio

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Nice’s 1-0 win over AC Ajaccio on Sunday, was hard fought at Stade Francois Coty. Both Ajaccio and Nice came from defeats in their previous league games. Ajaccio were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 1-0 to FC Lorient, while Nice had lost their previous match against AS Mónaco. Ajaccio are currently 20th with 1 point from 7 matches, while Nice sit in 12th, with 8 points from 7.

Following a goalless first half, Nice continued to pile on the pressure in the second period, when Andy Delort gave them the lead, 65 minutes in, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Ajaccio included Mounaim El Idrissy, Mickael Barreto, Bevic Moussiti-Oko, Mickael Alphonse and Qazim Laci for Kevin Spadanuda, Romain Hamouma, Yoann Touzghar, Ismael Diallo and Mathieu Coutadeur, respectively. Nice brought on Ross Barkley, Hicham Boudaoui and Rares Ilie, to replace Andy Delort, Alexis Beka Beka and Sofiane Diop.

There were bookings for Vincent Marchetti from Ajaccio. For Nice, Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante, Jordan Lotomba, Melvin Bard and Ross Barkley saw yellow.

Ajaccio will play away against Brest, while Nice will face Angers SCO at home.

Technical card:
AC Ajaccio:Benjamin Leroy, Mohamed Youssouf, Cedric Avinel, Clement Vidal, Ismael Diallo (Mickael Alphonse, min.81), Cyrille Bayala, Kevin Spadanuda (Mounaim El Idrissy, min.31), Mathieu Coutadeur (Qazim Laci, min.81), Vincent Marchetti, Romain Hamouma (Mickael Barreto, min.74) and Yoann Touzghar (Bevic Moussiti-Oko, min.74)
Nice:Kasper Schmeichel, Jordan Lotomba, Dante, Jean-Clair Todibo, Melvin Bard, Nicolas Pepe, Kephren Thuram-Ulien, Alexis Beka Beka (Hicham Boudaoui, min.71), Sofiane Diop (Rares Ilie, min.90), Andy Delort (Ross Barkley, min.71) and Gaetan Laborde
Stadium:Stade Francois Coty
Goals:Andy Delort (0-1, min. 65)