The former Kortrijk striker grabbed his seventh and eighth goal of the league campaign to lift Lorient out of the relegation zone for the first time this year
Struggling Lorient have risen to 17th on the Ligue 1 table after Nigerian striker Terem Moffi netted a brace to earn a valuable 2-2 draw for his side at high-flying Monaco.
Moffi has been turning heads since scoring a brilliant winner in Lorient’s 2-1 win over champions PSG a couple of weeks ago, including grabbing the attention of Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr.
And the Lukaku-like forward, with a man-of-the-match performance, showed he is no flash in the pan with another excellent display at the Stade Louis II Stadium on Valentine’s Day.
Moffi’s first came from the penalty spot in the seventh minute, converting beautifully from 12-yards out – his seventh goal in Ligue 1 – after Monaco’s Benjamin Lecomte tripped Yoane Wissa in the host’s danger area.
Wissam Ben Yedder equalised for the home side also from the penalty spot shortly after the break but the spectacular Moffi show was far from being over.
The ex-Kortrijk ace has been leading the visitors’ charge up the French league table from the relegation zone, and he was at it yet again on the hour-mark to bag his eighth goal in his last nine appearances in all competitions.
A Djibril Sidibe defensive blunder allowed Moffi to advance on goal and he punished the Frenchman’s error to place Lorient back in the driving seat.
But Yedder equalised with a magnificent volley deep in injury time to deny Moffi and Lorient all the three points at stake.
Moffi, who joined Lorient for €8 million, has been the French side’s most remarkable player this term, keeping them within a touching distance of safety in the league.