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Moffi bags 5th goal as Lorient thrash Lyon in blistering start

Terem Moffi got back to scoring ways as Lorient beat a Lacazette-led Lyon in their Ligue 1 clash

Terem Moffi has hit the ground running this season for Lorient (Instagram)

Super Eagles striker Terem Moffi has continued his good goalscoring form for French Ligue 1 side Lorient after finding the back of the net again on Wednesday night.

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The Nigerian international was amongst the goals as Lorient picked up all three points with a 3-1 victory in their Matchday 6 clash with Lyon.

Moffi got back to scoring ways against Lyon after a goalless outing against AC Ajaccio last weekend truncated his run of four (4) league goals in two matches.

Lorient were looking to continue their push for the Top 3 spots when they welcomed fourth-placed Lyon to the Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir on Wednesday evening.

Nigerian internationals Terem Moffi and Innocent Bonke were selected in Coach Regis Le Bris' starting XI while Cameroonian forward Karl Toko Ekambi also started for Lyon.

Lorient showed their intent early on by racing into the lead just six minutes into the match through French midfielder Enzo Le Fee, as the 22-year-old made the host's early press count.

Former Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette pulled the visitors' level in the 28th minute through a Tete assist as both sides went head-to-head in attack in the first half-hour.

However, the scores would stay level for only five minutes as Super Eagles striker Moffi got on the end of Dango Ouattara's pass in the 33rd minute to restore Lorient's lead.

Afterwards, Lyon dominated the attacking play while Lorient dug in to maintain their lead. Ouattara completed his excellent performance for the day when he grabbed Lorient's third goal of the night in the 49th minute.

Moffi continues to prove his importance to the Bris-led Lorient side, leading the line well for the Europe hopefuls in the early part of the season.

The Nigerian international scored against Lyon with his only shot on target while he also had one (1) shot off target, and missed one (1) big chance.

Moffi had an all-round attacking performance for Lorient, completing all three (3) of his dribble attempts while laying off eight (8) successful passes with an accuracy rate of 100% and winning eight (8) of the 10 ground duels he contested.

Moffi and Lorient will hope to continue their impressive start to the Ligue 1 season when they host Moses Simon's Nantes on Sunday, September 11.

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