Bastia 0 - 2 Monaco

Match info: Ligue 1 at Stade Armand-Cesari-Furiani

Date: 15/02/2014 KO: 16:00 Ref: R Buquet

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Bastia

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Monaco

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  • Last Updated: February 14 2014, 10:32 GMT

Bastia striker Djibril Cisse is targeting more than just a top 10 finish as his side prepare to "fight like dogs" when they take on title challengers Monaco on Saturday.

Djibril Cisse: We have the quality for Europa League
Djibril Cisse: We have the quality for Europa League

The Corsican club are currently eighth in the Ligue 1 standings, five points adrift of St Etienne in the Europa League qualifying spot.

Bastia bounced back from a 3-0 defeat by fifth-placed Marseille with a 3-1 away win against Toulouse, and Cisse thinks the Blues have the fighting spirit to finish strongly this season.

"After being beaten (3-0) in Marseille, it was a click, a reaction," the 32-year-old told sc-bastia.net.

"We pulled together and the team was really mobilised.

"I think with the quality we have in the group, finishing 10th would be an insult to Ligue 1. We can even aim higher.

"But it happens through games like that (against Toulouse), where even when we are playing badly we get some points.

"By fighting like dogs, anything is possible."

Monaco approach the match on the back of a 1-0 win over Nice in the Coupe de France round of 16 following back-to-back Ligue 1 draws against Lorient and leaders Paris St Germain.

Claudio Ranieri's side are now five points adrift of PSG and Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic expects to be kept busy against Bastia.

"Bastia are a good team with experienced players like (Sebastien) Squillaci, (Francois) Modesto, (Mickael) Landreau and Cisse," Subasic said.

"It will be a very hot game on Saturday."


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