For its return to competition, FC Lorient logically lost this Thursday evening against Montpellier (2-0). Here is what to remember from this defeat.
Cold-picked hake by Montpellier
It was not necessary to be late in the stands of Moustoir to attend the first goal of the meeting. Indeed, after only three short minutes, Téji Savanier inherited a well-placed free kick which he himself transformed with a magnificent shot in the skylight (0-1, 3rd). Dominated in all areas of the game, FC Lorient then encountered great difficulties in the midfield. Often at the wrong time, the Morbihannais made many mistakes and failed to keep the ball. And nothing worked out since following a misunderstanding between Vito Mannone and Julien Laporte, Elye Wahi went to double the lead (0-2, 22nd).
A light awakening before the break
With their backs to the wall and unrecognizable in the game during the first half hour, the FC Lorient players pulled themselves together as half-time approached. Régis Le Bris notably made strong choices by replacing Julien Ponceau and Stéphane Diarra respectively with Ibrahima Koné and Bonke Innocent. With newfound precision and a lot of movement, the locals created opportunities to endanger the Montpellier goalkeeper. When they returned to the locker room, they were still racing after the score (0-2).
FC Lorient remains silent
But in the second period, Montassar Talbi’s partners lacked the desire to hope to catch up. Beaten aggressively, they lost many balls without ever showing any form of revolt. In terms of play, the Merlus contented themselves in vain with long balls towards Terem Moffi and Ibrahima Koné. And even if the Héraultais delivered a less interesting second act, they still did not go far from worsening the score several times.
Bad streaks continue
FC Lorient finally logically lost against Montpellier (2-0), its pet peeve for several seasons. The last success of the Bretons against the Pailladins even dates back to October 2015, that is to say 9 consecutive meetings without the slightest victory. The most worrying however remains the current poor form of Enzo Le Fée’s teammates who have not won for six games. After an almost perfect start to the season, they are gradually falling in the standings and now occupy 7th place in Ligue 1. A reaction will inevitably be expected in a few days against Angers, the bottom of the championship.