Team Review: SC Bastia in the 2013-14 Season

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Updated: July 23, 2014
SC Bastia in the 2013-14 Season

Ligue 1 Finish: 10th

Match Results: W13-D10-L15

(Featured image: Bastia | Source: UEFA )

 

Bastia debuted in their 48th consecutive appearance in the French top-flight league with a goalless defeat from Nantes, followed by a victory against Valenciennes, and then another defeat from Bordeaux. The side were not entirely the online betting favorites by bettors due to their inconsistency, but they still managed to pull off successful accomplishments in some of their fixtures. In fact, they were unbeaten in their last three fixtures last season.

 

Frédéric Hantz’s men started their campaign at the relegation zone but soon picked themselves out of the abyss as the season progressed. They were ranked 10th for the most parts of the competition, which has also been their final ranking at the conclusion of Ligue 1. Their most successful victory was the one against Lorient on 04 October 2013 when they netted four goals and conceded only one. They also nailed a few clean sheets against their rivals, as well as goalless losses from the likes of Monaco, Marseille, and season winners PSG. On-loan player Gianni Bruno was I Turchini’s league top scorer with eight goals, followed by Wahbi Khazri with six, and Florian Raspentino with five.

 

For the season, the team signed a total of 11 new players which included defender Drissa Diakite from Olympiakos, forward Ludovic Genest from Istres, goalkeeper Jean-Louis Leca from Valenciennes, and midfielder Romaric from Real Zaragoza. Among those (13) who transferred (or moved back) to other clubs were Anthony Modeste for Bordeaux, Gael Anguola for Anger, and Landry Bonnefoi for Chateauroux. Meanwhile, Yassin El-Azzouzi has retired.

 

Outside Ligue 1, Bastia were less successful in other competitions. They only reached the Round of 32 in the Coupe de France (eliminated by Lens) and the Round of 16 in the Coupe de la Ligue (defeated by Evian TG).