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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 30 59
2 Lyon 30 58
3 Marseille 30 57
4 Monaco 29 53
5 St Etienne 30 52
6 Bordeaux 30 48
7 Montpellier 29 45
8 Lille 30 41
9 Nantes 30 40
10 Guingamp 30 39
11 Rennes 30 39
12 Nice 30 37
13 Bastia 30 37
14 Caen 30 35
15 Reims 30 35
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 30 35
17 Lorient 30 34
18 Toulouse 30 32
19 RC Lens 30 25
20 Metz 30 23