Lorient stay third in Ligue 1 after battling to draw at Troyes

Quentin Boisgard celebrates his goal for Lorient.

Lorient were held to a 2-2 draw at Troyes on Sunday, missing the chance to leapfrog Lens into second place in Ligue 1.

The result leaves Lorient third with 27 points after 12 games, the same as Lens who have a superior goal difference. Paris Saint-Germain are top of the league with 32 points.

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Troyes took the lead when Thierno Balde tried to pass to Mama Balde in the box but his cross went in off Lorient centre back Julien Laporte to go down as an own goal.

Lorient equalised five minutes after the restart when 23-year-old Stephane Diarra weaved past five defenders and scored his first Ligue 1 goal by bending his shot past the goalkeeper into the far corner.

Troyes found some good fortune 11 minutes later when goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo failed to deal with a back pass, allowing Rony Lopes to pounce and tap the ball into an empty net.

With 10 minutes to go, Lorient were rewarded for their patient build-up when substitute Sirine Doucoure teed up Quentin Boisgard and the midfielder curled his effort past the outstretched hand of Mateusz Lis to level the game at 2-2.