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Ligue 1: Rennes outplayed Lyon

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Ligue 1: Rennes outplayed Lyon

Ligue 1: Rennes outplayed Lyon

To extend their unbeaten run to seven Ligue 1 matches Stade Rennais blew a despondent Olympique Lyonnais away. Rennes secured a memorable 4-1 triumph at Roazhon Park as they outplayed Lyon.

Lyon had recovered well in recent weeks after a lull in form to start the campaign, yet they found themselves behind on the stroke of the halftime break. Ghost-like defending from Jason Denayer gave Gaetan Laborde the freedom of the visitors’ penalty area, where the 27-year-old forward nodded his ninth goal of an already fruitful campaign to make it 1-0.

There would be no answer to Laborde’s well-placed header, meaning the visitors were left with it all to do in the second half. Just 6 minutes after the restart of the football match, Hamari Traore doubled Rennes’ lead when the ‘Rouge et Noir’ captain fired beyond the visitors’ goalie from inside the box. 

the hosts began to sit back and presented Lyon with an opportunity to re-establish themselves having spent an hour snapping at the heels of their opponents. Their efforts would be left redundant as Genesio’s men added a third and a fourth goals late on.

Adrien Truffert prodded past an on-rushing Lopes, before thundering his second of the match into the top-left corner to secure Rennes’ first home win over Lyon since February 2014. As for Lyon, a late Lucas Paqueta penalty offered little consolation, with Les Gones falling behind their tonight’s rivals by 3 points, now placing 7th in the league standings. Watch football highlights of Rennes win over Lyon in Ligue 1.

Rennes – Lyon 4:1

Goals: Laborde 45’, Traore 51’, Truffert 76’, 83’ – Paqueta 90+3’ (p.)

Marseille – Metz 0:0

Lorient – Brest 1:2

Goals: Grbic 5’ – Faivre 58’ (p.), Mounie 80’

Nantes – Strasbourg 2:2

Goals: Coulibaly 20’, Kolo Muani 48’ – Diallo 44’, Thomasson 68’

Reims – AS Monaco 0:0

St Etienne – Clermont 3:2

Goals: Nordin 78’, Krasso 90+1’, Sow 90+3’ – Bayo 59’, Berthomier 64’

Nice – Montpellier 0:1

Goals: Mollet 80’

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