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Watch Lyon v AC Ajaccio online: Live stream today’s Ligue 1 opener

By Mohamed Moallim

Watch Lyon v AC Ajaccio online: Live stream Friday's Ligue 1 opener

Published: 14:30, 5 August 2022

The first Ligue match of 2022/23 takes place at Groupama Stadium when Lyon and newcomers Ajaccio go head-to-head on Friday at 8pm (UK time).

Peter Bosz’s men endured a frustrating campaign last time out as they finished in eighth, five points off the European places. Meanwhile Ajaccio are back in France’s top division after eight years away, securing automatic qualification by grabbing the runners-up spot in Ligue 2.

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Where to watch Lyon vs AC Ajaccio on TV:

  • UK: BT Sport 1

Lyon team news

Following their lowest finish since the 1995/96 season Lyon have been actively recruiting this summer. Golden children Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso have returned after their respective contracts with Arsenal and Bayern Munich expired. Argentine left-back Nicolás Tagliafico has joined from Ajax while teenage defensive midfielder Johann Lepenant offers Bosz’s team some depth in the middle of the park.

Pre-season has been eventful with Lyon playing eight friendlies to prepare for the new season. Alexandre Lacazette, who should make his second debut, would find himself on the scoresheet against Feyenoord and Inter Milan. Maxence Caqueret, who’s dealing with an ankle knock, is the only player missing from Les Gones opening week matchday squad.

AC Ajaccio team news

It’s been a while since Ajaccio last played in France’s top division. After ending an eight-year Ligue 1 absence they’ve dipped into the market, picking up no fewer than four free agents while centre-back Fernand Mayembo has joined from Le Havre. Head coach Olivier Pantaloni comes into matchday one with a fully available squad to choose from.

Despite their promotion, Ajaccio struggled in front of goal last term, with the fewest goals of those who finished in the top eight (39). Of those strikes, Riad Nouri (9) and Gaëtan Courtet (7) were responsible for a 16 and the former should make his Ligue 1 debut this week. On the flip side, no Ligue 2 team boasted a meaner defence as The Bears only conceded 19 times.

Scoreline prediction: Lyon 3-0 AC Ajaccio

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