BRANDON WIGGINS - Sunday, March 9, 2014
Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes suffered yet another disappointing result when they were held to a draw at home against AC Ajaccio thanks to a stunning stoppage time goal from Sigamary Diarra.
Bedoya came on in the 24th minute as a substitute for Papy Djilobodji due to injury.
The result makes eight games in a row for Nantes without a win as they continue to slide into the bottom half of the Ligue 1 table. Nantes currently sits seven points ahead of Valenciennes in the relegation zone.
This draw in particular stings as Nantes was playing at home against an Ajaccio club that sits at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table
Ajaccio got on the scoreboard first in the fifth minute of the match when Mehdi Mostefa scored a header off of a set piece.
Nantes answered quickly, however, when in the eight minute Serge Gakpe scored from the six yard box thanks to a cross from Issa Cissokho.
The match would remain scoreless until the 76th minute when Filip Djordjevic, the club's leading scorer playing his first match back after serving a three game suspension, scored from close range off of an assist from Jordan Veretout to put Nantes on top.
But Sigamary Diarra scored from the center of the penalty box, off of a pass from Ricardo Faty, to give Ajaccio the draw and leave Nantes walking off the field without a win for the eighth straight match.
It's been a tough week for a club that just can't seem to catch a break. Recently, Nantes was handed a ban on signing new players until the summer of 2015 due to their signing of Al Nasr forward Ismael Bangoura, which FIFA found to be a violation of Bangoura's contract.
Next Saturday does not look much better for Bedoya and Nantes as they head on the road to third place Lille.