AC Ajaccio 1 - 2 Guingamp

Match info: Ligue 1 at Francois-Coty

Date: 15/03/2014 KO: 19:00 Ref: R Buquet Att: 6,018

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

AC Ajaccio

Paul Lasne 8



Mustapha Yatabare 13
Claudio Beauvue 74

FT (ht: 1-1)

  • Last Updated: March 14 2014, 20:14 GMT

Guingamp striker Mustapha Diallo is ready to unleash his "warrior" spirit against rock bottom Ajaccio as his side aim to move another step towards securing their Ligue 1 future.

Mustapha Diallo: Determined to make amends for defeat to Evian
Mustapha Diallo: Determined to make amends for defeat to Evian

The 27-year-old Senegalese forward played down Guingamp's defeat to Evian last Saturday and instead is focusing on the positives.

Guingamp are 14th in the overall standings and seven points clear of the relegation zone, with the defeat by Evian drawing a two-game winning run to an abrupt halt.

"It is the lack of experience," Diallo said of the loss.

"We must remember that this is our first season in Ligue 1. Fortunately, we have the ability to never give up.

"We were able to win in Rennes, we should be able to win against Evian at home. This was not the case but football is like that."

Diallo's drive to succeed comes from his tough upbringing in Dakar.

He added: "You had to be mentally ready to make it. I always kept this warrior soul to save my life and help my family, so I'm not afraid of anything.

"Besides, I play every game the same way - I always give everything."

For Ajaccio, the game will be another chance to win valuable points to try and close the gap on second-bottom Sochaux.

The Corsican club are 15 points adrift of safety, although they ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-2 draw away at Nice last time out.

Midfielders Johan Cavalli and Benoit Pedretti and defender Claude Dielna are all doubtful for the clash due to injury, while defenders Ronald Zubar and Laurent Bonnart are in a race against time to be fit.

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