Auxerre at the Halfway Point
AJ Auxerre will be half way through the Ligue 1 season after Wednesday's matchup with Lyon. It has been a tough first half of the campaign for AJA as they have only managed to to win four league games. Despite being in the lower half of the tables, Auxerre have remained afloat in large part to the 10 draws they have earned through the first 18 games. With 22 league points, AJA is 9 back of league leading Lille (31 points) but are seven points clear of the relegation zone.
At the halfway point, AJA is led by Benoit Pedretti with five goals and four assists in league followed by Valter Birsa with four goals.
AJA have also concluded their run in the UEFA Champions League. Having been drawn into the 'Group of Death' with Real Madrid, AC Milan and Ajax Amsterdam, Auxerre were able to win once over Ajax but could not manage a result against two of the best teams in the world in Real Madrid and AC Milan.
Auxerre look for a stronger second half as they aim to keep the distinction of being the only club in Ligue 1 to have never been relegated to the second division.
Good luck in the second half Auxerre!