A small Lorient lost to Auxerre (1-0) this afternoon at Moustoir during the 25th day of Ligue 1. With this defeat, the Hakes are under threat from Nice who challenge Monaco at the end of the day.
Hakes without ideas
Under the Morbihan sun, the first 45 minutes of this Lorient-Auxerre did not deliver a spectacle that we will still remember in 10 years, far from it. Régis Le Bris’ men showed little inspiration in the creation of the game and had to wait until the end of the first act to create their first real opportunities.
Launched in depth, Romain Faivre saw his shot diverted by the Auxerre goalkeeper (42nd), before completely harvesting his face-to-face 3 minutes later against Ionut Radu. These situations were also the only 2 shots on target for the Hakes in the first period. Defensively, the Bretons were only worried once in recovery, at the start of the match, when Siriki Dembélé found Vito Mannone’s post.
FC Lorient surprised against
Upon returning from the locker room, the Lorientais did not confirm their offensive inclinations that appeared at the end of the first act. Usually at ease on the counterattack, it was in this exercise that the Morbihannais were surprised shortly before the hour mark. On a Burgundian offensive transition, Bamo Méité voluntarily stopped the action with his arm, leaving a free kick at 20 meters for the AJA. Rayan Raveloson did not miss this great opportunity and propelled the ball into the back of the net despite his slip (0-1, 58th).
Like their match, the Bretons were out of inspiration to come back to score against the well-established Auxerrois. At the end of the match, Sirine Doucouré came close to saving a generous point, but her attempt was stopped by Ionut Radu.
Lorient does not continue at home
With this defeat, it is perhaps the hopes of a European place at the end of the season that have just evaporated. The teammates of Enzo Le Fée, discreet this afternoon, could lose their 7th place if Nice were to win against Monaco later in the day. Harmless and uninspired against Auxerre, the FCL is struggling to regain its shimmering game seen at the start of the season. Next week, the Bretons will challenge Lyon and try to end their series of 3 consecutive defeats away in Ligue 1.