Second in Ligue 1 behind PSG, FC Lorient can temporarily take first place if they win against Stade de Reims this Saturday. The stadium will be full, nearly 16,000 hopeful supporters are expected.
The start of the season begins with a bang for Les Merlus, the players from Lorient. They face the Reims team at 5 p.m. this Saturday and if they win, they will climb to first place in the championship. The supporters are behind the Merlus: “if you win 1-0, it will be perfect!”, Fabienne addresses the players of Lorient at the microphone of Europe 1.
“I am blown away”
This is a historic opportunity for the Hakes to win first place. For the more than 16,000 supporters expected at Moustoir, this first place in Ligue 1 is far from insignificant: “It’s magic. It’s a great first in the history of the club and it would be great!”, Declares a support at the microphone of Europe 2. “I am blown away”, adds another.
“The shop has not been empty”
The possible victory of Lorient brings people to the souvenir shops. “Since we’ve been among the first, the shop hasn’t been empty,” explains a saleswoman. The enthusiasm is now such that the seller even begins to ship orders, sometimes very far to the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland or Canada.
And so the Hakes have become a global brand. The Moustoir stadium will be the center of the world this Saturday evening from 5 p.m.