Lille bounce back with victory at Ajaccio


Lille's Turkish midfielder Yusuf Yazici (C)celebrates with teammates after scoring a first goal for his team during the French L1 football match between AC Ajaccio and Lille at Stade Francois Coty in Ajaccio on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica on August 26, 2022. 

Lille have bounced back from a humiliating home thumping by Paris St Germain to win 3-1 at newly promoted Ajaccio for their second win of the Ligue 1 season.

Yusuf Yazici's breathtaking volley gave the visitors a 17th-minute lead on Friday and was followed by strikes from Jonathan Bamba near half-time and defender Tiago Djalo midway through the second period.

Jonathan David's late penalty hit the post to deny Lille a fourth goal after they had been handed a 7-1 home drubbing by champions PSG last Sunday.

Cyrille Bayala had pulled one back for Ajaccio as Lille failed to clear a corner six minutes from time.

Lille, who won the league title in 2021, are fourth with seven points, two behind leaders PSG who host AS Monaco on Sunday, while Ajaccio are third-bottom on one point and still looking for a first victory since their top-flight return after relegation in 2014.


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