Olympique Lyon were held to a 0-0 draw in their Ligue 1 season opener against FC Lorient. The score could have been different if not for the heroics of Lorient goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte.
Aston Villa have once again raided France's Ligue 1 to complete the signing of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew from Lorient.
TheHardTackle's guest author Chaitanya Lakkapragada takes a look at FC Lorient's fight to remain in Ligue 1. Also known as the Arsenal of France, can they fight off relegation?