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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
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