MX23RW : Tuesday, November 13 01:07:18
May 17, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
St EtienneSaint-Etienne
3-1
Ajaccio
FT

Result: Saint-Etienne miss out on Champions League despite final-day win

Saint-Etienne miss out on a place in the Champions League despite beating Ajaccio on the final day of the Ligue 1 season.

Saint-Etienne missed out on a place in the Champions League as they finished in fourth place in Ligue 1 despite a 3-1 win over Ajaccio on the final day.

St Etienne's French defender Loic Perrin celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne vs Ajaccio at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France, on May 17, 2014© Getty Images

The home side started the game well and could have gone ahead through Mevlut Erding as he latched onto a cross into the area, but his shot was well saved by Guillermo Ochoa.

Saint-Etienne did take the lead in the 19th minute through Loic Perrin as he rose highest in the area to head Max Gradel's corner past Ochoa.

Minutes later, Erding almost added a second but he was denied by Ochoa who made a good save to stop the striker's header after he latched onto Benjamin Corgnet's cross into the box.

However, Erding was not to be denied and he got his side's second just before the break with Gradel again the provider and the striker made no mistake slotting the ball home.

After the break, Erding could have added a third for his side as he lauched a shot from outside the box which was saved again by Ochoa.

The home side continued to press and eventually they got their third goal when Perrin managed to turn the ball from inside the box after Ajaccio had failed to clear their lines from a corner.

Ajaccio did get a consolation goal in stoppage time when Issa Baradji collected Cedric Hengbart's pass inside the box and fired a low shot into the corner.

Saint-Etienne held out for the three points and secured their place in the Europa League for next season.

Share this article now:
St Etienne's French midfielder Benjamin Corgnet (C) shoots and scores a goal during the French L1 football match between Evian (ETGFC) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) on April 26, 2014
Read Next:
Result: St Etienne win at Evian
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG1313004573839
2Lille1382321101126
3Montpellier HSCMontpellier137422081225
4Lyon137332316724
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne136521917223
6Marseille137152421322
7Nice136251014-420
8StrasbourgStrasbourg134632016418
9Reims13454812-417
10NantesNantes134452018216
11Bordeaux134451415-116
12Rennes134451619-316
13Angers134361719-215
14Nimes133551820-214
15Toulouse133551121-1014
16AmiensAmiens134181321-813
17Caen132651116-512
18Dijon133281223-1111
19MonacoMonaco131481222-107
20GuingampGuingamp13148928-197

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account