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    St Etienne


    AC Ajaccio


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Geoffroy-Guichard, France

Attendance: 25084

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St Etienne

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 23'
  • Mathieu Bodmer 47'
  • Renaud Cohade 50'
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 88'

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AC Ajaccio

  • Adrian Mutu 15'
  • Adrian Mutu 76' PEN

St Etienne v AC Ajaccio: Preview

Ajaccio are hoping to bring St Etienne back down to earth with a bump when the relegation battlers travel to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard tomorrow night.

ASSE ended a 32-year wait for silverware at the weekend with victory over Rennes in the Coupe de la Ligue final.

Christophe Galtier's side return to Ligue 1 action tomorrow looking to build on their success as they chase a top-four finish and a place in next season's Champions League.

However, Ajaccio coach Albert Emon is determined to halt their opponents' unbeaten run in the league in 2013 and give their own survival hopes a much-needed lift, with the team just two points above the drop zone.

``I can see in training that each and every player is motivated and determined to see the club remain in Ligue 1,'' Emon said on ligue1.com.

``We are still masters of our own destiny and that is crucial. We need to give the absolute maximum to bring back some points on Wednesday and extinguish some of the euphoria that will be engulfing the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

``St Etienne are on a cloud so we will have to show all our courage, desire, energy and determination to get the win.''

Ajaccio will have to do without suspended striker Chahir Belghazouani for the trip as well as Ricardo Faty (Achilles) and David Oberhauser (knee), although Paul Lasne and Fabrice Begeorgi are available after bans.

A win tomorrow night would lift St Etienne above Lille and into fourth in the table, with Galtier hoping their cup triumph can signal the start of a new era for ASSE.

``This club is built on the history and achievements of the past,'' he said.

``It is magnificent and the French public holds a very special place in its heart for this club.

``I hope that this is only the beginning because as of this Wednesday we have new goals and objectives to achieve.''

Jeremie Clement (broken leg) and Max-Alain Gradel (knee) are sidelined for the hosts.

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