Ligue 1 round-up: Moffi strike not enough as Lorient suffer defeat against Reims-ZellaNews


Nigeria worldwide Terem Moffi was heading in the right direction however his aim may not assist Lorient as they suffered a 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat against Reims at Stade du Moustoir on Sunday.

It was the away workforce who took a deserved lead within the seventeenth minute by way of Arber Zeneli earlier than the 22-year-old Super Eagle levelled issues for Lorient within the thirty second minute. However, Mali worldwide El Bilal Toure drilled dwelling what turned out to be the winner within the 59th minute.

After a bunch of missed possibilities, Lorient have been made to pay when Reims took the lead, Toure organising Zeneli, who scored with a easy end from shut vary previous goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer.

Moffi then put his aspect stage, beating the offside lure earlier than working down on aim and sneaking the ball with a easy end previous goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic. Reims regained their lead when Toure obtained a cross from one other Mali worldwide Kamory Doumbia earlier than sliding his effort previous the advancing Dreyer.

Moffi has now scored eight Ligue 1 targets this season and has been proven one yellow card. He opened his account for the top-flight against Monaco on August 13, scoring throughout a 1-0 victory.

Up subsequent up for Lorient – who’re in sixteenth place on 34 factors – is Ligue 1 motion is a house match against Olympique Marseille on May 8. Meanwhile, Mali left-back Youssouf Kone and Issa Kabore of Burkina Faso featured for Troyes as they registered a 3-0 victory against LOSC Lille at Stade de l’Aube.

Ironically, all of the Troyes targets got here from the penalty spot, Florian Tardieu changing within the forty third and 86th minutes whereas Iko Ugbo scored within the fifty fifth minute. Lille’s defeat was compounded additional as two of their gamers – Renato Sanches and Burak Yılmaz – have been despatched off within the fiftieth and 68th minutes, respectively.

Elsewhere, Ivory Coast defender Abdoulaye Bamba scored into his personal internet as Monaco cruised to a 2-0 victory against Angers at Stade Louis II. Bamba’s personal aim got here within the forty second minute earlier than Wissam Ben Yedder sealed the sport within the 61st minute.

The Angers line-up additionally featured Souleyman Doumbia from Ivory Coast, who was yellow-carded alongside his compatriot Ismael Traore. In one other fixture, the Democratic Republic of Congo defender Vital N’Simba was yellow carded as Clermont Foot suffered a 2-0 defeat against Brest at Stade Francis-Le Ble.

It was Lilian Brassier who scored the opener for Brest within the sixtieth minute and two minutes later they doubled their lead when Benin worldwide Steve Mounie discovered the again of the online.

Meanwhile, Cameroon worldwide Ambroise Oyongo was additionally booked as Metz secured a 2-2 draw against Montpellier at Mosson Stadium. It was Arnaud Souquet and Elye Wahi, who scored for Montpellier within the sport that noticed Metz parade Senegal’s duo of Pape Matar Sarr, Boubakar Kouyate alongside Mali defender Boubacar Traore.

The Metz targets got here by way of Thomas Delaine and Louis Mafouta of the Central African Republic.


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