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Stade Armand-Cesari-Furiani 4th October 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: R Buquet

Bastia Bastia vs Lorient Lorient

Bastia 4

R Boudebouz (6)
W Khazri (pen 23)
M Krasic (59)
Romaric (79)

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Lorient 1

M Coutadeur (33)
L Azouni (S/O 84)

Lorient thrashed at Bastia

Last Updated: 04/10/13 11:03pm

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Milos Krasic celebrates his goal

Milos Krasic celebrates his goal

Lorient's worst start to a Ligue 1 season took another forgettable turn as they were hammered by Bastia in Corsica.

The struggling visitors just about held a grip in the game at half-time when Mathieu Coutadeur pulled a goal back after Ryad Boudebouz and Wahbi Khazri's penalty rewarded Bastia's dominance.

But the hosts took charge after the break with Milos Krasic and Romaric on target before Larry Azouni saw red for a sliding studs-up tackle on Julian Palmieri.

Victory ensured Bastia remained unbeaten at home the the league this season.

The home side were ahead after just six minutes when a quickly taken free-kick caught Lorient's defence back-tracking.

Palmieri's cross top the top of the area was cleverly flicked on by Gianni Bruno for Boudebouz to crash home his first goal for Bastia.

Bastia continued to attack and, when Boudebouz's stunning 30-yarder crashed off the crossbar, Khazri was first to the ball only to be felled by Lamine Gassama.

Khazri took the spot-kick and expertly sent a dinked chip down the middle as Fabien Audard obligingly dived out of the way to his right.

Lorient were being outplayed but went into half-time just a goal behind thanks to a stroke of luck as Coutadeur's long-range shot deflected off Francois Modesto and over goalkeeper Mickael Landreau.

Bastia quickly re-established their two-goal advantage after half-time, although Audard initially made a fine double stop to deny Khazri, before his third effort was cleared off the line by Ecuele Manga.

It mattered little as Krasic made it 3-1 on 59 minutes.

Audard was beaten by a subtle touch again, Krasic chipping over him after Bruno's backheel had sent him clear into the area.

Romaric grabbed a fourth for his side 10 minutes from the end when he met Boudebouz's corner at the near post and Lorient's night got even worse when Azouni was given his marching orders for a challenge that left Palmieri with stud marks down his left shin.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 32 65
2 Lyon 32 64
3 Monaco 33 59
4 Marseille 33 57
5 St Etienne 32 56
6 Bordeaux 33 54
7 Lille 33 50
8 Montpellier 32 49
9 Rennes 33 46
10 Nantes 33 43
11 Nice 33 41
12 Guingamp 33 40
13 Caen 32 38
14 Reims 33 38
15 Toulouse 33 38
16 Bastia 33 37
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 37
18 Lorient 33 35
19 Metz 32 29
20 RC Lens 33 26