Posted on October 28, 2012
In what should have been a romp turned into a nightmare and a 4-4 away draw for A.C. Ajaccio and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa on Sunday.
Ajaccio cruised to a 4-1 halftime advantage, but could not hold on to the three-goal bulge in the second half against Lorient in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Alain Traore connected on the equalizer four minutes into stoppage time against the Mexican international.
Chahir Belghazouani (first minute) and Adrian Mutu (11th minute) gave the visitors a 2-0 led before Wesley Lautoa replied in the 33rd minute.
Brazilian Ribeiro Eduardo struck twice within a five-minute span, in the 40th and 45th minutes, to expand the lead to 4-1 at the interval.
But Ajaccio could not hold on to it.
A minute into the second half, Maxime Barthelme got a hold of a poor Ajaccio clearnace and set up Jeremie Aliadiere to cut the lead in half.
After Traore had a goal disallowed for offside in the 54th minute, Aliadiere pulled the hosts within a goal in the 79th minute.
As time was running out deep into added time, Traore scored the dramatic equalizer.
Guillermo Ochoa had every right to be yelling at his defense during Ajaccio’s second-half collapse. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Mexico, North America
Tags: AC Ajaccio, French League 1, Guillermo Ochoa, Ligue 1, Lorient