Nice 2 - 0 AC Ajaccio

Match info: Ligue 1 at Municipal du Ray

Date: 18/01/2014 KO: 19:00 Ref: L Jaffredo Att: 18,629

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Nice

Christian Bruls 5
Dario Cvitanich 90+2

2
vs
0

AC Ajaccio


FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: January 17 2014, 17:10 GMT

Ajaccio coach Christian Bracconi hinted he might favour a more defensive approach when his side play Nice on Saturday.

Christian Bracconi: Could be more defensive
Christian Bracconi: Could be more defensive

The rock-bottom Corsican club played with five men in defence against Paris St Germain in last weekend's 2-1 defeat, but they tested the Ligue 1 leaders and frustrated Laurent Blanc's side until Blaise Matuidi earned the capital club victory with 16 minutes remaining.

Ajaccio have only one league win to their name so far this season - a 2-1 success over Lyon in September - and are already nine points adrift of safety with only nine points to their name.

"Maybe we'll take our defence to five, as explored against Paris," Bracconi said in a press conference.

"It gave us satisfaction. In the organisation (of the team), it was interesting.

"It also allowed players to be more secure at the back while still attacking."

Bracconi's men will face a Nice side who were knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by Nantes at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday.

Nice are currently 14th in the league standings, 13 points to the good of Ajaccio, and midfielder Didier Digard is keen to get over the disappointment of their cup exit as quickly as possible.

"We are disappointed to be eliminated," Digard told the club's official website, www.ogcnice.com.

"But the following games are coming soon, and we have many positive aspects to remember (from the match against Nantes).

"We must build on our state of mind displayed lately. We have good momentum, a lot of effort is being made and we want to move forward again. "


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