Led 0-2, Lorient manages to crush Saint-Etienne


The game: 6-2

The shocks for the maintenance are often more tense than open, but this Lorient-Saint-Etienne was truly exceptional: open, always spectacular, the meeting started like a dream for the Greens, who did not see the nightmare coming . With a two-goal lead from the 22nd minute, they had moved up to sixteenth place, one point ahead of their opponents of the day. However, they ended the evening remaining eighteenth, four points behind the Hakes who were able to erase a very complicated start to the match.

By overtaking Le Goff too easily, Bouanga quickly opened the scoring (4th) and the way seemed clear when Nordin, replacing Crivelli who was injured in the warm-up, scored twice after an error by Pétrot (22nd) .

It was all the more cruel as the Lorient people had scored just before, but Koné’s equalizer had been refused for a tiny offside. There was enough to collapse but the Bretons did not let go, in the wake of Mendes who first caused a penalty, converted by Moffi (42nd), before offering a beautiful cross to Koné who did not did not spoil (45th + 1). 2-2 at half-time, it was magnificent and deserved for FCL, which had chained the chances thanks to Laurienté (9th, 36th), Moffi (25th, 30th) or Laporte (27th).


Saint-Etienne had not conceded six goals in the First Division for 38 years, in March 1984 (0-7 in Bordeaux). Previously, you had to go back to December 31, 1961 (0-6 in Metz)

This dynamic was not halted by the break and Le Fée, perfectly served in depth by Laurienté, set Bernardoni to score (3-2, 61st). After a new combination between Le Fée and Moffi, Koné then scored twice (65th) and the Hakes could rest easy, especially since Neyou was sent off for two warnings (69th), just seven minutes after entering. At ten against eleven, two goals behind after having scored two ahead, the Greens found themselves powerless and their ordeal was far from over. Moffi also scored a double (86th), before Boisgard gave the score an incredible scale, given the start of the match (6-2, 89th).

The fact: Lorient, awakened attack

Lorient presented the worst attack in L1 before the kick-off of this 31st day, but this is no longer relevant. Thanks to the six goals scored, the Bretons overtake Clermont, Metz, and they owe it in particular to the doubles of their two attackers, Terem Moffi (42nd sp, 86th) and Ibrahima Koné (45th + 1, 65th).


This is the second time in its history that Lorient has scored six goals in L1, after a victory against Guingamp in 2001 (6-2).

They also owe it to the inspirations of Enzo Le Fée, whose magnificent breakthrough had already allowed Koné to score the goal disallowed for offside (20th). The Espoirs international is then involved in two goals (45th + 1, 65th), and scores one (61st) before causing the expulsion of Neyou (69th). As Armand Laurienté also shone, the Lorientais never lacked assets to torment the Greens.



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