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French Ligue 1

Stade du Moustoir 26th October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Stephane Jochem

Lorient Lorient vs Sochaux Sochaux

Lorient 2

V Aboubakar (17)
Y Jouffre (55)

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Sochaux 1

C Bakambu (90+2)

Lorient back on track

Last Updated: 26/10/13 9:33pm

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Yann Jouffre celebrates.

Yann Jouffre celebrates.

Lorient ended a run of four straight Ligue 1 defeats with a 2-1 win over struggling Sochaux at the Stade du Moustoir.

Vincent Aboubakar opened the scoring in the 17th minute with Yann Jouffre notching what proved to be the winner 10 minutes after the restart.

Cedric Bakambu finally responded for Sochaux on the stroke of full-time but it was too little, too late.

The hosts were the first to attack with intent and some clever play by Aboubakar gifted Mathieu Coutadeur a shooting chance, but he fired just wide of Simon Pouplin's left post.

Bryan Pele soon found space on the left before picking out Aboubakar, who was allowed the freedom of the visitors' area to smash a volley beyond Pouplin from 12 yards.

With the end of the half approaching Sochaux continued to struggle in the final third while Lorient seemed happy to sit on their slender lead.

The visitors emerged from the changing rooms with more intent, however, and Rafael Dias soon tested Fabien Audard with an awkward shot from 30 yards before firing just wide of a post from the edge of the area.

Sochaux were punished for their wastefulness as Lorient doubled their lead with 10 minutes of the second half gone.

The impressive Aboubakar was involved again and, after he was played in behind the visitors' defence, the Cameroon striker pulled the ball back for Jouffre to score.

Lorient continued to test Pouplin and the busy goalkeeper was on hand to keep out Aboubakar yet again after Kevin Monnet-Paquet released him.

The visitors did manage a late reply, Bakambu converting Abdoul Camara's cross on 90 minutes, but Sochaux remain without a win on their travels this season.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 38 83
2 Lyon 38 75
3 Monaco 38 71
4 Marseille 38 69
5 St Etienne 38 69
6 Bordeaux 38 63
7 Montpellier 38 56
8 Lille 38 56
9 Rennes 38 50
10 Guingamp 38 49
11 Nice 38 48
12 Bastia 38 47
13 Caen 38 46
14 Nantes 38 45
15 Reims 38 44
16 Lorient 38 43
17 Toulouse 38 42
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 37
19 Metz 38 30
20 RC Lens 38 29