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French Ligue 1

Stade du Moustoir (ATT 13,061) 30th August 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Sebastien Desiage

Lorient Lorient vs Guingamp Guingamp

Lorient 4

B Jeannot (58)
V Lavigne (80, 90+4)
J Ayew (83)

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No trouble for Lorient

Last Updated: 30/08/14 9:57pm

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Lorient's forward Jordan Ayew vies with Guingamp's Reynald Lemaitre

Lorient's forward Jordan Ayew vies with Guingamp's Reynald Lemaitre

Lorient condemned Guingamp to their third Ligue 1 defeat and secured local bragging rights with a second-half blitz as they won 4-0 at the Stade du Moustoir.

Sylvain Ripoll's side turned the screw after a goalless first half, with Benjamin Jeannot tapping them in front after 58 minutes.

Substitute Valentin Lavigne (twice) and Jordan Ayew then added gloss to the scoreline with a flurry of three goals in the last 10 minutes.

Defeat leaves Las Costarmoricains in 17th place, while Lorient climb to sixth - two points off the summit.

The visitors gave as good as they got early on, with midfielder Claudio Beauvue forcing a good save from Benjamin Lecomte in the first few minutes.

The 26-year-old had another chance five minutes before the interval but he could not find the target with his header at the far post after Thibault Giresse did well to get a cross in from the left.

Moments later Lorient gave notice of their forthcoming dominance as Gilles Sunu forced Mamadou Samassa into a desperate save and then Rafidine Abdullah struck the crossbar from the edge of the area a minute later.

Nifty footwork on the left from Lamine Kone crafted the opener as Lionel Mathis was turned inside and out before Kone rolled it to Jeannot, who made no mistake from close range to notch his first Ligue 1 goal.

Sunu was heavily involved in Lorient's second as the hosts found more joy down the left flank, with Lavigne latching on to Sunu's ball into the box to beat Samassa with 10 minutes to go.

Things then got worse for Guingamp as Lavigne pounced pounced on a soft clearance from Christophe Kerbrat to put Ayew in for a cool finish from close range.

Lorient rounded off the victory with another surging counter-attack down the left, with Raphael Guerreiro this time making progress before finding Lavigne in acres of space at the far post to ram home in the final minute.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 22 48
2 Marseille 22 44
3 Paris St Germain 22 44
4 St Etienne 22 40
5 Monaco 22 39
6 Montpellier 22 35
7 Bordeaux 22 33
8 Nice 22 31
9 Nantes 22 31
10 Rennes 22 30
11 Reims 22 29
12 Guingamp 22 28
13 Lille 22 27
14 Bastia 22 23
15 Lorient 22 23
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 22 23
17 Toulouse 22 22
18 Caen 22 21
19 RC Lens 22 20
20 Metz 22 20

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