Lorient continued their great start to the 2022/23 French Ligue 1 season with a 2-1 win at home to Clermont Foot thanks to a brace from Nigerian striker Terem Moffi.

Les Merlus remains unbeaten in the league this season after winning two and drawing once in their opening three French Ligue 1 games so far.

Two Nigerian internationals were involved in the win, midfielder Innocent Bonke was an 81st-minute substitute while Terem Moffi started and made all the difference for Lorient.

Moffi’s first goal came from the penalty spot as the Nigerian striker stepped up to calmly slot the ball down the middle in the 24th minute, displaying bravery having missed a penalty in the previous game which ended 2-2 away at Toulouse.

The Super Eagles striker would score his and Lorient’s second of the game in the 41st minute from a one-on-one situation as he calmly rounded the goalkeeper to finish into an empty net having broken away from the defenders.

The 23-year-old was denied an opportunity to search for his hattrick as he was substituted off in the 73rd minute, replaced by Ibrahima Kone.

Fellow Nigerian international, Innocent Bonke was brought on in the 81st minute to help Lorient protect the lead by providing solidity in central midfield.


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