Ligue 1: Super Eagles star nets again, takes tally to five goals
Super Eagles forward Terem Moffi was on target for Lorient during their matchday six 3-1 win against Lyon on Wednesday, taking his tally to five goals out of four outings.
The Nigerian international scored Les Merlus' second goal after Enzo Le Fée had opened the scoring after six minutes. The french midfielder's exquisite freekick was sent into the top corner to put his side ahead.
Lorient looked stronger for much of the opening half-hour but ended that period level as Tete drew in defenders before teeing up Alexandre Lacazette, who clinically scored his fourth goal of the season - already equalling his Premier League tally for Arsenal last term.
Undeterred, Les Merlus kept pushing forward and regained their lead within five minutes. Thiago Mendes was unable to deal with Yvan Mvogo's long ball up the pitch and was dispossessed by Dango Ouattara, who sent a backheel towards Terem Moffi, allowing the Nigerian to dink the ball past Anthony Lopes for his fifth goal in four games.
Lyon's deficit was doubled as another swift Lorient move forward resulted in Ouattara latching onto Gédéon Kalulu's cross and applying a first-time finish to score in back-to-back games.
The visitors' frustrations continued when Damien Da Silva bundled the ball into the net, as it transpired that he'd done so with his arm. A slick move then found Moussa Dembélé through on goal only for the frontman to send a tame effort into Mvogo's clutches.
With their only defeat of this campaign coming RC Lens, Lorient have moved up on the table to the fifth position with thirteen points - same with Lyon but short of goal difference.