AJACCIO. Nice beats Ajaccio 1-0 after A. Delort scored just 1 goal (66′). Nice took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the Stade François Coty stadium in Ajaccio on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Eric Wattellier who had the assistance of Thomas Luczynski and Aurélien Drouet. The 4th official was Azzedine Souifi. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 25 degrees Celsius or 76.98 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 51%.
Nice was in firm control of the ball 57% while Ajaccio was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Ajaccio was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. Anyhow, Nice was capable to find the solution to win this encounter.
Ajaccio shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Nice shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.
Ajaccio received 1 yellow card (V. Marchetti). On the other side, Nice received 5 yellow cards (J. Todibo, Dante, J. Lotomba, M. Bard and R. Barkley).
After playing this match, Ajaccio will stay with 1 points to stay in the 20th place. On the opposite side, Nice will have 5 points like Toulouse and Brest to move up in the 17th place.
M. El Idrissy
A. Beka Beka
Nice will host Angers SCO on the 18th of September with a 7-2 head to head statistic in favor of Nice (5 draws).
Ajaccio: Formation and Lineups
Ajaccio adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Olivier Pantaloni chose to play with the following team: Benjamin Leroy , Mohamed Youssouf , Cedric Avinel , Clement Vidal , Ismaël Diallo , Cyrille Bayala , Vincent Marchetti , Mathieu Coutadeur , Kevin Spadanuda , Yoann Touzghar and Romain Hamouma .
Ajaccio made 5 changes: K. Spadanuda for M. El Idrissy (31′), R. Hamouma for M. Barreto (74′), Y. Touzghar for B. Moussiti-Oko (74′), M. Coutadeur for Q. Laci (81′) and I. Diallo for M. Alphonse (81′).
Top player: Mohamed Youssouf
The player who no doubt impressed Ajaccio the most was Mohamed Youssouf.
His rating iswith 36 passes (72% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 3 crosses.
Nice: Formation and Lineups
Also Nice adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the other side, Lucien Favre played with: Kasper Schmeichel , Jordan Lotomba , Jean-Clair Todibo , Dante , Melvin Bard , Nicolas Pépé , Alexis Beka Beka , Khépren Thuram , Sofiane Diop , Gaëtan Laborde and Andy Delort .
Nice made 3 changes: A. Delort for R. Barkley (71′), A. Beka Beka for H. Boudaoui (72′) and S. Diop for R. Ilie (90′).
Top player: Gaëtan Laborde
The player who no doubt impressed Nice the most was Gaëtan Laborde even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 22 passes (68% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 11.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1