Lorient 1-2 Nice: Visitors secure points with win at the Stade Yves Allainmat

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FC Lorient fell to a home defeat at the hands of Nice at the Stade Yves Allainmat on Sunday. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were each keen to pick up points. Lorient were aiming to improve their league standing following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Troyes in their previous game. Nice had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with Nantes. Lorient and Nice currently occupy 4th and 10th spots in the table, with 27 points and 16 points respectively after 13 matches.

The Merlucciidaes started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with a goal from Dango Ouattara in the 18th minute and saw the first half out 1-0.

Nice continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Youcef Atal on the 61 minute mark. However they weren’t finished yet and Gaetan Laborde made it 2-1 in the 69th minute to give a final score of 2-1.

Substitutions for Lorient included Terem Moffi, Yoann Cathline, Quentin Boisgard, Ibrahima Kone and Adil Aouchiche for Stephane Diarra, Theo Le Bris, Julien Ponceau, Enzo Le Fee and Bonke Innocent, respectively. Nice brought on Gaetan Laborde, Aaron Ramsey, Jordan Lotomba, Joe Bryan and Kephren Thuram-Ulien for Ross Barkley, Mario Lemina, Youcef Atal, Hicham Boudaoui and Jean-Clair Todibo.

The referee booked Mario Lemina for Nice.

Nice and Lorient will next play at home to Brest and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.

Technical card:
FC Lorient:Yvon Mvogo, Gedeon Kalulu, Montassar Talbi, Julien Laporte, Vincent Le Goff, Theo Le Bris (Yoann Cathline, min.71), Julien Ponceau (Quentin Boisgard, min.71), Enzo Le Fee (Ibrahima Kone, min.84), Bonke Innocent (Adil Aouchiche, min.85), Stephane Diarra (Terem Moffi, min.60) and Dango Ouattara
Nice:Kasper Schmeichel, Youcef Atal (Jordan Lotomba, min.62), Jean-Clair Todibo (Kephren Thuram-Ulien, min.90), Dante, Melvin Bard, Hicham Boudaoui (Joe Bryan, min.89), Mario Lemina (Aaron Ramsey, min.62), Pablo Rosario, Billal Brahimi, Nicolas Pepe and Ross Barkley (Gaetan Laborde, min.46)
Stadium:the Stade Yves Allainmat
Goals:Dango Ouattara (1-0, min. 18), Youcef Atal (1-1, min. 61) and Gaetan Laborde (1-2, min. 69)