Lorient had the upper hand in Match Day 27 of Ligue 1, as they secured a 2-0 victory over Estac Troyes. B._Dieng opened the scoring for Lorient early on, with a goal at the 8th minute to make it 1-0. The second and decisive goal came from S._Diarra in the 90th minute to seal the win for Lorient. It was an impressive performance from them and an important result that keeps them firmly in contention for a top-four finish this season.
Vito Mannone (rating 7.7)
Gauthier Gallon (rating 6.7)
I. Kone (B. Dieng, 46)
M. Balde (W. Odobert, 63)
The match between Lorient and Estac Troyes was a close one, with the former barely edging out the latter in terms of ball possession with 52% to 48%. Lorient attempted 16 shots on target, 6 of which were on goal. Enzo Le Fée was the most active player in terms of number of shots. Estac Troyes had 9 shots on target, 2 of which were on goal. Renaud Ripart made the most hits on goal for Estac Troyes.
Laurent Abergel of Lorient had an impressive pass accuracy of 89%, completing 66 passes during the game. Adil Rami from Estac Troyes was not far behind with a pass accuracy of 90% and 62 total passes. Théo Le Bris from Lorient made 4 key passes, while Rominigue Kouamé from Estac Troyes made 2. Both teams showed great passing skills, but it was Laurent Abergel who stole the show with his impressive passing accuracy.
In the French Ligue 1, Lorient and Estac Troyes are leading the way in interceptions. Lorient’s leader in this category is Igor Silva, who has made 2 interceptions. Estac Troyes’ Yoann Salmier also has 2 interceptions and is their leader in this category. In terms of defensive clearances, Bamo Meïté from Lorient leads with two clearances while Adil Rami from Estac Troyes also has two defensive clearances to his name. Both teams have proven their worth on defense and are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Igor Silva and Renaud Ripart are the top players in their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fighting for the ball. Igor Silva, from Lorient, has won 7 duels so far this season while Renaud Ripart from Estac Troyes has won 10. Both players have proven themselves to be aggressive and determined on the field, giving their teams an edge in competition. With such impressive numbers, these two will surely be key figures as the season continues.
- E. Palmer-Brown (Estac Troyes) at 76 minute
- R. Kouame (Estac Troyes) at 79 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Lorient – WDLWL
- Estac Troyes – LDLLL
Top 5 Ligue 1 scorers:
- Jonathan David (19, Lille)
- K. Mbappe (18, Paris Saint Germain)
- Alexandre Lacazette (16, Lyon)
- Wissam Ben Yedder (16, Monaco)
- Folarin Balogun (15, Reims)
- Lorient will play with Nice. March 19 at 14:00 (UTC), on Allianz Riviera.
- Estac Troyes will play with Stade Brestois 29. March 19 at 14:00 (UTC), on Stade de lAube.