The Greens return to the locker room with a short advantage following a great goal from Youssouf! The AJA players however dominated this first period but struggled to be lucid in the last gesture. 1-0 for ASSE!
OPPORTUNITY FOR HEIN!
It was very very hot!
After a good recovery of the ball at the entrance to the surface of ASSE, Autret finds Hein, alone at the far post, but his volley does not find the target! Still 1-0 for ASSE!
ASSE CLOSE TO 2-0!
If Nordin doesn’t touch the ball, Crivelli might have seen his shot go into Donovan Leon’s net.
At the start of the action, the AJA goalkeeper had perfectly stopped Bouanga’s shot before the ball arrived at Crivelli’s feet. In short, not far from the KO!
Autret tries to wrap his shot from the left side but with the body too far back, the ball flies completely and Bernardoni will be able to clear.
ASSE keeps the danger away!
Somehow, Nade clears the ball far ahead after this mess in the Saint-Etienne penalty area. A sigh of relief.
New corner for the AJA!
Charbonnier sees his cross blocked by the ASSE defense and AJA gets a corner!
The Auxerrois finally manage to respond to the effective projection of the Greens to recover the ball. Stronger physically and more comfortable in the last gestures, the players of Jean-Marc Furlan now show an interesting face.
Perfectly served by Charbonnier, Autret presented himself against Bernardoni and tried his luck! The doorman of the Ligue 1 club lengthens quickly and takes the ball out of touch! INCREDIBLE PARADE!
Nice parade of Bernardoni!
Mathias Autret tries his luck directly but the doorman of the Greens intervenes! The ball goes for a corner and the visitors will be able to breathe since Sinayoko makes an offensive foul on the corner kick. Still 1-0.
Free kick for AJA!
Interesting free kick to follow for AJA from left to right following this fault by Nordin.
Good pressing from visitors!
Pascal Dupraz’s men prevent the Auxerrois from being in the last meters. The AJA residents continue to exchange passes, even if it means going back.
Corner for nothing
The center of Bouanga ends quietly in the niche of Donovan Leon.
Corner for the Greens!
The green wave goes very quickly when the ball is picked up! This counter-attack ends in a corner after a cross from Youssouf, the scorer of this part.
Auxerre tries to react!
Nice three-man move down the right side but Arcus’ cross is blocked. The Greens launch the counter-attack!
GOAL FOR ASSE!
Big cold snap to Abbé Deschamps! With a superb curl at the end of a counterattack, Zaydou Youssouf takes ASSE to the path of victory!
Here’s what to start the evening. 0-1 for visitors!
More fears than harm for the AJA. Bouanga was ahead of everyone and was flagged for offside as an afterthought.
ASSE CLOSE TO 1-0!
At the end of a great collective movement, Sacko finds Bouanga at the far post! The Gabonese tries his luck without controlling the ball and sees his shot fly away. It was hot !
As throughout this second part of the season, the Greens evolve in counter-attack and leave the ball to their opponents. The Auxerrois take advantage of this tactic and try to be dangerous.
In the wall…
This set piece is stopped by the wall of the Greens! AJA players will be able to build again.
Free kick for Auxerre!
Late intervention by Zaydou Youssouf at the entrance to the surface and AJA obtains a very interesting free kick!
First opportunity for the Greens!
Great center of Trauco for Nordin! Fortunately for AJA, Donovan Leon is the first on the ball!
Let’s go !
This double confrontation between AJA and ASSE starts today and ends next Sunday at Geoffroy Guichard! Who will take advantage tonight? Answer in 90 minutes!
Entrance of the two teams!
The 22 actors enter the lawn of Auxerre! Tifo, songs… what a great atmosphere.
The tension is growing !
The supporters fill the Abbé Deschamps little by little under the beautiful sun of Yonne!
Since 2017, there has only been one Ligue 2 club that has reached the elite via the play-offs: Troyes. AJA fans want to make history and take a big step towards the rise tonight. The atmosphere goes up a notch!
The composition of Saint-Etienne with Crivelli, Khazri on the bench
Bernardoni – Sacko, Moukoudi, Nadé, Trauco – Camara, Youssouf, Aouchiche – Nordin, Crivelli, Bouanga
Khazri and Hamouma are on the bench!
The eleven auxerrois!
The Auxerre squad: Léon – Arcus, Pellenard, Jubal, Bernard – Sakhi, B.Touré, Hein – Sinayoko, Autret – Charbonnier
Many Greens supporters in Auxerre
As expected, several hundred Saint-Etienne supporters (around 1,000), mostly ultras, gathered in the city center of Auxerre. In the middle of the afternoon they stormed the terraces of the bars. No special action for the moment. As a reminder, the Stéphane parking lot is closed this evening, as it has been for many weeks after overflows during a Coupe de France match at the start of the year. The prefecture of Yonne has also published a decree prohibiting, in an area close to the stadium, the presence of ASSE fans. The atmosphere is good at the moment, there are even some jokes between supporters of Saint-Etienne and Auxerre.
End clap for Dupraz
Whatever the outcome of this barrage, the Greens coach should leave Forez at the end of the season.
ASSE finished 18th in Ligue 1 after snatching a draw against Nantes on the 38th and final day (1-1). At the expense of Metz, relegated directly to Ligue 2. For its part, AJA won its pre-shootout on penalties against Sochaux (0-0, 5-4 on pens).
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