Close to relegation last season, Lorient managed perfectly its debut in Ligue 1 with Régis Le Bris. A great start allowed thanks to the high level performances of the duo formed by Dango Ouattara and Terem Moffi.

Unless a catastrophe occurs, Lorient will not be relegated to League 2 at the end of the season. A hasty conclusion, some will say. But after only 6 games, the Breton club already has 13 points, a record in its history. 13 points is already more than a third of the units collected compared to 2021-2022 (36). But beyond the balance sheet, it is the impression left that leads to optimism. With Régis Le Bris, the Merlus are compact defensively and especially very sharp offensively. An offensive sector where two players are making a huge work.

Lyon will remember it…

The identity of these two players? Dango Ouattara (20 years) and Terem Moffi (23 years). Against Olympique Lyonnais (3-1), Wednesday, the two Breton strikers made the Rhone defenders live a real hell. On the left, the Burkinabe reminded Malo Gusto that he remains a player with room for improvement. A festival in the defense to get the free kick beautifully converted by Enzo Le Fée, a decisive pass on a backhand to regain the lead after half an hour of play, the goal of the break in a not very academic way at the return of the locker room… The Stallion did a lot of damage.

And what about the Nigerian? The Super Eagle made short work of Thiago Mendes, Castello Lukeba and Damien Da Silva at the top of the attack. His fine goal with a beautiful dive to give his team the lead after a service from Ouattara is a model of its kind. But where the former Kortrijk player was even more impressive was in his ability to keep the ball and then distribute it with his back to goal. This was evident in his stall and his classy pass to Gédéon Kalulu for the 3-1 win.

Ouattara in constant progress, Moffi has finally digested

In only 6 games, Ouattara has already done better than his first professional season with 2 goals and 2 assists in Ligue 1. In addition to his interesting statistics, the international with 5 goals in 9 appearances for Burkina Faso adds a touch of madness, a speed of execution and speed in transitions that give much more bite to the game of the Breton club, formidable in counter.

For his part, Moffi seems to have digested his first season with FCL, which resulted in a more than honorable record of 14 goals in 32 games. In decline in 2021-2022 with only 8 goals in 37 outings, the hake finally got his head out of the water to show that he remained one of the most formidable strikers in the French league with his 5 pions in 6 games. With Ouattara in constant progress, Moffi finally has the ideal partner to go even higher. And Lorient too



How far will Ouattara and Moffi go? Will Lorient easily maintain itself in Ligue 1 thanks to this duo? Feel free to react and debate in the “Add a comment” area



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