Oct 25, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Michel d'Ornano
Caen
2-1
Lorient
Nangis (3'), Duhamel (53' pen.)
Da Silva (24')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ayew (24' pen.)
Guerreiro (26'), Mostefa (28'), Gassama (84')

Result: Caen edge past Lorient

Caen climb out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Lorient in Ligue 1.

Caen have climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Lorient at the Stade Michel-d'Ornano.

Caen broke the deadlock in just the third minute when Herve Bazile's inviting cross was powerfully headed in by Lenny Nangis.

Caen's French forward Lenny Nangis celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and Lorient (FCL) at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, northwestern France on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

Despite the early setback, Lorient looked dangerous going forward and were close to an equaliser when Remi Vercoutre was forced to push away a Mehdi Mostefa header.

Jordan Ayew was responsible for getting Lorient back on level terms as the French forward fired home from the penalty spot after being chopped down inside the box by Damien Da Silva.

Lorient's Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and Lorient (FCL) at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, northwestern France on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

Lorient finished the first half strongly, but were unable to turn their pressure into more goals before the interval.

The advantage was gifted to Caen once again after the break when the referee spotted a handball from Lamine Gassama, whose mistake allowed Mathieu Duhamel to restore his side's lead with a calm penalty.

Caen's French forward Mathieu Duhamel scores a penalty in the nets of Lorient's goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte during the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and Lorient (FCL) at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, northwestern France on October 25,© Getty Images

Caen continued to remain positive, with Nangis forcing Benjamin Leconte into a reflex save as he looked poised to head home at the near post.

Lorient survived the long spells of Caen pressure without conceding again, but were unable to find a late goal themselves as the hosts secured all three points.

Bordeaux' Malian forward Cheick Diabate celebrates scoring a penalty during the French L1 footbal match between Bordeaux and Caen at the Chaban-Delmas stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on October 19, 2014
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