January 26, 2013
Evian Thonon Gaillard 1-1 AC Ajaccio
Evian and Ajaccio were both frustrated in their bid to pull clear of the Ligue 1 relegation zone after sharing the spoils in tonight's encounter at Parc des Sports.
Dennis Oliech fired Ajaccio into a first-half lead in Annecy but Daniel Wass' header after the break ensured the contest ended all square as both teams saw their winless runs extend to five matches.
Evian remain one point and one place above the drop zone, while Ajaccio are just a point better off.
The hosts created a couple of half chances before the break but neither Milos Ninkovic nor Wass could get the better of Guillermo Ochoa.
Instead the only goal of the opening period went the way of the visitors after 36 minutes when Ebert Betao was caught in possession at the back by Johan Cavalli, who picked out Oliech to apply a simple finish.
Cavalli and Oliech combined again a minute into the second half to tee up Benjamin Andre on the left of the penalty area but his low shot was saved by Bertrand Laquait.
Evian equalised in the 53rd minute as Olivier Sorin advanced down the wing and crossed for Wass, who just beat Ochoa to the ball to guide a header into the net.
Ninkovic attempted an overhead kick in the 64th minute but Ochoa was in the right place to make a comfortable save, while Ajaccio carved out the game's final opening with 16 minutes remaining as Adrian Mutu's first-time shot was kept at bay by Laquait.
|Evian Thonon Gaillard||AC Ajaccio|
|16 Bertrand Laquait||1 Guillermo Ochoa|
|17 Aldo Angoula||17 Yoann Poulard|
|3 Betao||28 Felipe Saad|
|18 Daniel Wass||26 Samuel Bouhours|
|5 Iheb Mbarki||2 Mathieu Chalmé|
|24 Olivier Sorlin||18 Johan Cavalli|
|23 Milos Ninkovic||19 Paul-Bastien Lasne|
|4 Eric Tié Bi||8 Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi|
|14 Cedric Barbosa||12 Adrian Mutu|
|9 Kévin Berigaud||7 Benjamin Andre|
|20 Yannick Sagbo||29 Dennis Oliech|
|8 Sidney Govou||Ricardo Faty 4|
|28 Fabrice Ehret||Fabrice Begeorgi 13|
|27 Youssef Adnane||Oumar Sissoko 16|
|19 Guillaume Lacour||Anthony Lippini 20|
|30 Stephan Andersen||Frederic Sammaritano 21|
|22 Cédric Cambon||Andy Delorte 9|
|33 Clarck Nsikulu||Wilfried Zahibo 33|
|Youssef Adnane for Eric Tié Bi (77)||Frederic Sammaritano for Benjamin Andre (69)|
|Sidney Govou for Yannick Sagbo (87)||Ricardo Faty for Johan Cavalli (77)|
|Cédric Cambon for Milos Ninkovic (88)||Andy Delorte for Adrian Mutu (88)|
|Iheb Mbarki (71)||Felipe Saad (25)|
|Paul-Bastien Lasne (50)|
|· Squads: Evian Thonon Gaillard | AC Ajaccio|