Caen climb out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Lorient in Ligue 1.
have climbed out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Caen at the Stade Michel-d'Ornano. Lorient
Caen broke the deadlock in just the third minute when
's inviting cross was powerfully headed in by Herve Bazile . Lenny Nangis © Getty Images
Despite the early setback, Lorient looked dangerous going forward and were close to an equaliser when
was forced to push away a Remi Vercoutre header. Mehdi Mostefa 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 Jordan Ayew . Damien Da Silva © 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
, whose mistake allowed Lamine Gassama to restore his side's lead with a calm penalty. Mathieu Duhamel © 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.
Result: Bordeaux held by Caen