Lorient 1 – Nice 0: The Merlucciidaes prevail in home win

FC Lorient vs. Nice

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Nice on away loss to Lorient at the Stade Yves Allainmat on Wednesday. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Lorient were looking for a victory following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Reims in their previous game. Nice had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with AS Mónaco. As the table looks today, Lorient are in 5th place, with 12 points from 7 matches, while Nice sit in 7th, with 10 points from 7.

The Merlucciidaes found the net first, with a goal from Thomas Monconduit, 23 minutes in to see out the first half 1-0. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 1-0.

For Lorient, Armand Lauriente, Stephane Diarra and Igor Silva, came on for Adrian Grbic, Enzo Le Fee and Terem Moffi. Nice brought on Calvin Stengs, Evann Guessand, Flavius Daniliuc, Jordan Lotomba and Morgan Schneiderlin, to replace Justin Kluivert, Hicham Boudaoui, Jean-Clair Todibo, Youcef Atal and Kephren Thuram-Ulien.

The referee booked Moritz Jenz from Lorient and Moritz Jenz (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while Nice’s Justin Kluivert, Pablo Rosario, Andy Delort and Youcef Atal also received a yellow.

Next up, Lorient are away to Lyon, whilst Nice will travel to face Saint-Étienne.

Technical card:
FC Lorient: Paul Nardi, Jerome Hergault, Julien Laporte, Moritz Jenz, Houboulang Mendes, Vincent Le Goff, Laurent Abergel, Enzo Le Fee (Stephane Diarra, min.76), Thomas Monconduit, Terem Moffi (Igor Silva, min.88) and Adrian Grbic (Armand Lauriente, min.64)
Nice: Walter Benitez, Youcef Atal (Jordan Lotomba, min.81), Jean-Clair Todibo (Flavius Daniliuc, min.64), Dante, Melvin Bard, Hicham Boudaoui (Evann Guessand, min.46), Pablo Rosario, Kephren Thuram-Ulien (Morgan Schneiderlin, min.82), Justin Kluivert (Calvin Stengs, min.25), Amine Gouiri and Andy Delort
Stadium: the Stade Yves Allainmat
Goals: Thomas Monconduit (1-0, min. 23)