• FT

    Evian Thonon

    2

    Lyon

    1

  • FT

    PSG

    2

    Guingamp

    0

  • FT

    Bastia

    2

    Toulouse

    1

  • FT

    Lorient

    1

    Valenciennes

    0

  • FT

    Sochaux

    0

    AC Ajaccio

    0

  • FT

    Rennes

    0

    Lille

    0

  • FT

    Reims

    0

    Nantes

    0

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Stade du Moustoir, France

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Lorient

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Lorient coach Christian Gourcuff has demanded a major improvement from his players ahead of Saturday's Ligue 1 clash with Valenciennes at the Stade Yves Allainmat.

Gourcuff will not tolerate a repeat of his side's dismal 2-0 defeat at Guingamp last weekend which took their testing start this season to one win and two defeats from three games played.

Gourcuff's frustration was evident when he snapped: ``A lot of players had a very worrying level (against Guingamp). How do I fix it? I don't have a degree in psychology.''

Cameroon international striker Vincent Aboubakar is set to start against his former club, from whom he moved on a free transfer this summer.

Aboubakar said: ``It was difficult for me at Valenciennes and I wanted a change. The choice of Lorient was quickly justified and it is a very different philosophy which will help me develop my game.''

Valenciennes beat Toulouse 3-0 on the opening day but go to Lorient on the back of successive defeats against Bastia and Marseille in which late goals cost them dear.

Coach Daniel Sanchez said: ``We conceded in the 75th minute at Bastia and in the 85th minute against Marseille.

``I hope we will not make such big mistakes as we have in our last two matches. But it is a fact that it doesn't matter if these errors are made in the fifth minute - you have to focus right through.''

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