Nimes 1-0 Lorient – Visitors leave with nothing, as Nimes secure 1-0 home win against Lorient

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Technical card:
Nimes: Baptiste Reynet, Patrick Burner, Florian Miguel, Kelyan Guessoum, Birger Meling, Yassine Benrahou, Haris Duljevic (Sami Ben Amar, min.84), Renaud Ripart, Lamine Fomba, Niclas Eliasson and Moussa Kone (Matteo Ahlinvi, min.75)
Lorient: Matthieu Dreyer, Houboulang Mendes, Andrew Gravillon, Vincent Le Goff, Julien Laporte, Yoane Wissa (Enzo Le Fee, min.79), Armand Lauriente, Thomas Monconduit, Laurent Abergel (Pierre-Yves Hamel, min.90), Quentin Boisgard (Stephane Diarra, min.90) and Terem Moffi (Adrian Grbic, min.66)
Stadium: Stade Des Costieres
Goals: Renaud Ripart (1-0, min. 88)

Nimes eased past Lorient in a 1-0 victory on Wednesday at Stade Des Costieres. Nimes were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Bordeaux at home (2-0), the other to Dijon away (2-0). Lorient were beaten 4-1 in the previous match against Lille. After today’s result, Nimes are currently 17th with 24 points from 21 matches, while Lorient sit in 19th, with 23 points from 21.

After an uneventful first half, Nimes continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Renaud Ripart just before the final whistle. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for Nimes.

Both managers used all available substitutions. For Nimes, Matteo Ahlinvi and Sami Ben Amar came on for Moussa Kone and Haris Duljevic, while Lorient brought on Adrian Grbic, Enzo Le Fee, Pierre-Yves Hamel and Stephane Diarra to replace Terem Moffi, Yoane Wissa, Laurent Abergel and Quentin Boisgard.

There were bookings for Kelyan Guessoum and Baptiste Reynet from Nimes and Terem Moffi, Quentin Boisgard, Adrian Grbic and Julien Laporte for Lorient.

Lorient and Nimes will next play at home to St Etienne and Nantes respectively.

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