Lorient 0 – Nantes 1: Home defeat for The Merlucciidaes as The Yellow House take points

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Nantes defeat FC Lorient 1-0 on Sunday at the Stade Yves Allainmat. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league games. Lorient were looking to get back their winning ways after losing 2-0 to Troyes in their previous fixture. Nantes were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Olympique de Marseille. After today’s result, Lorient and Nantes currently occupy 16th and 13th spots in the table, with 15 points and 22 points respectively after 17 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Nantes continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Wylan Cyprien, at 83 minutes. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for the visitors.

For Lorient, Armand Lauriente, Adrian Grbic and Quentin Boisgard, came on for Stephane Diarra, Terem Moffi and Leo Petrot. Nantes replaced Wylan Cyprien, Fabio, Osman Bukari and Charles Traore with Kalifa Coulibaly, Ludovic Blas, Moses Simon and Quentin Merlin.

There were bookings for Dango Ouattara from Lorient. For Nantes, Kalifa Coulibaly, Samuel Moutoussamy and Andrei saw yellow.

Lorient will next travel to FC Metz, while Nantes will face RC Lens at home.

Technical card:
FC Lorient: Paul Nardi, Leo Petrot (Quentin Boisgard, min.88), Houboulang Mendes, Julien Laporte, Igor Silva, Laurent Abergel, Enzo Le Fee, Stephane Diarra (Armand Lauriente, min.67), Vincent Le Goff, Terem Moffi (Adrian Grbic, min.82) and Dango Ouattara
Nantes: Alban Lafont, Dennis Appiah, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Andrei, Quentin Merlin (Charles Traore, min.90), Samuel Moutoussamy, Ludovic Blas (Fabio, min.81), Pedro Chirivella, Moses Simon (Osman Bukari, min.81), Randal Kolo Muani and Kalifa Coulibaly (Wylan Cyprien, min.64)
Stadium: the Stade Yves Allainmat
Goals: Wylan Cyprien (0-1, min. 83)

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