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Auxerre's matches at Stade de France

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About the Auxerre football team

Founded in 1905, the Association de la jeunesse auxerroise (AJA) is the football club of the city of Auxerre, in France. With Olympique lyonnais, Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio and AC Ajaccio, it is one of four professional clubs in France to have its own stadium.

The club is also known for its training centre. The adjective derived from AJA is "ajaïste", which is used to refer to both the players and the fans. Since April 2013, the Burgundian club has been chaired by Guy Cotret.

AJ Auxerre is generally associated with the iconic figure of Guy Roux, who was its coach for over forty years. The club played at the highest level (Ligue 1) since the 1980-1981 season, before being relegated to Ligue 2 during the 2011-2012 season. The club has won four French Cups (1994, 1996, 2003, 2005) and one French championship (1996). In international competitions, AJA played in the semi-final of the UEFA Cup in 1993, in the quarter-final of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1995, and finally in the quarter-final of the Champions League in 1997.

AJA's iconic players include, among others, Andrzej Szarmach, Éric Cantona, Laurent Blanc, Philippe Mexès or Djibril Cissé.

Auxerre's previous matches at Stade de France

May 2015AJ Auxerre/Paris Saint Germain PSG

Auxerre's last match at Stade de France was against Paris Saint Germain (PSG). It was during the French Cup final on May 30 2015. In the end, it was the Parisians who were triumphant, by a score of 1-0, achieving, at the same time, an unprecedented treble in France by winning the French Cup, the French championship and the League Cup.

Faced by an AJ Auxerre team that has no longer played at the top level since the 2011-2012 season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his team-mates were heavily favoured on paper. The task was not, however, easy for the Parisians, who had to work their guts out to tackle a Burgundian team who believed in themselves right until the end. It was finally Cavani who broke the deadlock in the 65th minute, thanks to a thumping header under Léon's crossbar.

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