Head to head: OL – ACAjaccio
The two sides have met 11 times in Ligue 1 at the Stade Gerland with Lyon winning ten times and drawing just once. That draw came last season when Lisandro equalised after Sammaritano had opened the scoring for Ajaccio. OL hit the crossbar and incredible four times (!) as well as the post... and that's without all the saves Ochoa made! Otherwise, OL is well and truly the mater of the house!
The first meetings between the two clubs came in the late 60s and early 70s with Sansonetti scoring for ACAjaccio… while the likes of M’Pelé, Dortomb… Courbis, Trésor, Baratelli… Di Nallo, Guy, Lacombe… were sporting OL's colours. Ajaccio went back down to L2 at the end of the 1972-73 season.
The islanders were back in the top flight between 2002 and 2006 (Bagayoko, Dioméde, Demont, Loko, Porato, Edson…). Back down again, before promotion in 2011. Courbis has coached this club along with the likes of Louis Hon, Muro, Bijotat, Pantaloni, Pasqualetti…
Sébastien Squillaci is one of the players to have played for both clubs: 2000 to 2002 with ACA and 2006 to 2008 with OL. Loko is another (OL in 2001 and ACA in 2004).
Ajaccio's best ever Ligue 1 finish? 6th in 1970-71, ahead of OL on goal-difference.
Head to Head at the Stade Gerland
1967-68: OL 2-1 ACA Di Nallo, og
1968-69: OL 3-2 ACA Maison, Lekkak, Prost
1969-70: OL 2-1 ACA Lhomme, Prost
1970-71: OL 3-0 ACA Coluna, Guy, Di Nallo
1971-72: OL 2-1 ACA Lhomme, Prost
1972-73: OL 1-0 ACA Baeza
2002-03: OL 3-1 ACA Juninho 2, Anderson
2003-04: OL 4-0 ACA Elber, Luyindula, og x2
2004-05: OL 2-1 ACA Govou, Cacapa
2005-06: OL 3-2 ACA Fred, Juninho, Wiltord
2011-12: OL 1-1 ACA Lisandro