Lens 2 – Lorient 2: Victory beyond reach for Blood and Gold at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis

RC Lens vs. FC Lorient

Photo Credit: AP

On Sunday, Lens and Lorient were held to a 2-2 draw at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. Lens were looking to continue their run, following a 2-0 victory against AS Mónaco. Lorient, on the other hand, had lost their previous match against Montpellier. As it stands, Lens and Lorient sit 6th and 7th places with 6 points and 5 points respectively.

Lens started the first half well, with Jonathan Clauss giving Blood and Gold the lead in the 24th minute. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Armand Lauriente, 27 minutes in brought Lorient level. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Thomas Monconduit, 35 minutes in, finishing the first half 1-2.

Lens took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Seko Fofana, 70 minutes in. The final result, Lens 2, Lorient 2.

For Lens, Deiver Machado, Simon Banza, David Pereira Da Costa, Corentin Jean and Ismael Boura, came on for Przemyslaw Frankowski, Ignatius Kpene Ganago, Gael Kakuta, Florian Sotoca and Jonathan Clauss. Lorient brought on Enzo Le Fee and Adrian Grbic for Fabien Lemoine and Armand Lauriente.

There were bookings for Kevin Danso and Facundo Medina from Lens. For Lorient, Laurent Abergel, Thomas Fontaine, Igor Silva and Paul Nardi saw yellow.

Lens will play their next game away against Bordeaux, while Lorient will face Lille at home.

Technical card:
RC Lens: Jean-Louis Leca, Jonathan Gradit, Kevin Danso, Facundo Medina, Jonathan Clauss (Ismael Boura, min.89), Seko Fofana, Yannick Cahuzac, Przemyslaw Frankowski (Deiver Machado, min.67), Gael Kakuta (David Pereira Da Costa, min.74), Florian Sotoca (Corentin Jean, min.88) and Ignatius Kpene Ganago (Simon Banza, min.67)
FC Lorient: Paul Nardi, Igor Silva, Julien Laporte, Leo Petrot, Thomas Fontaine, Vincent Le Goff, Thomas Monconduit, Fabien Lemoine (Enzo Le Fee, min.77), Laurent Abergel, Terem Moffi and Armand Lauriente (Adrian Grbic, min.77)
Stadium: the Stade Bollaert-Delelis
Goals: Jonathan Clauss (1-0, min. 24), Armand Lauriente (1-1, min. 27), Thomas Monconduit (1-2, min. 35) and Seko Fofana (2-2, min. 70)