The game: 1-3
Lorient had 20 points after 23 days last season, here they are at 19 points after 8 days this season. At this rate, he will already be assured of maintenance at the end of the first leg and will be able to review his objectives. Like Rennes, Clermont, Ajaccio, Lyon and Nantes, Auxerre fell on the efficiency of the team of Régis Le Bris, who led 3-0 at the break at Abbé-Deschamps. Initiatives from Lorient have often outpaced AJA.
Confident, technically skilled, Lorient broke away on a movement initiated by Le Fée and concluded by Ouattara on a center back on the right side of Ponceau (15th). The second goal, he arrived from the left side in the second time from a free kick: one-two Ponceau-Le Goff, center, delivery of the head of Talbi for Moffi, scorer from close to the head (36th) . Lorient pushed his opponent just before the break, when Le Fée came to attack the surface. He found Moffi, Costil repelled the strike from the Nigerian and Le Fée had followed well to conclude (44th).
Open to all the winds in the first period, Auxerre did not recover. An error by Mvogo on a strike from Autret exploited by Hein (1-3, 50th) could have revived him but Moffi (56th) and Diarra (70th) also had the fourth goal at the end of their foot and Lorient contained his goal well. opponent to confirm his status as a great surprise of the summer, capable of attacking well and defending well. For Auxerre, it is a fourth setback in a row of the most worrying.
The player: The Fairy with the wand
International midfielder Enzo Le Fée has once again distinguished himself at Abbé-Deschamps. He was a driving force in recovery (9 balls recovered, highest total behind Le Goff), distribution and projection. His vertical pass on Ponceau triggers the first goal, and he went for the third.
The fact: Le Bris at the top
The start of Régis Le Bris in L1 and Lorient is impressive: 19 points amassed for his first eight matches in L1, this is the best total at this stage for a French coach in the 21st century (Source Opta). Never seen.
Dango Ouattara scored his fourth goal this season in Auxerre. He is therefore on four goals and four assists and he is one of the five most decisive players in the five major European Championships this season, along with Neymar (8 goals; 6 assists), Haaland (10; 1), Messi (3; 7) and Lewandowski (6; 2). (Source Opta)