Montpellier 2-1 Rennes: Rennes are beaten 2-1 away to Montpellier

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Technical card:
Montpellier: Jonas Omlin, Junior Sambia, Daniel Congre, Vitorino Hilton, Nicolas Cozza, Gaetan Laborde, Teji Savanier (Joris Chotard, min.56), Jordan Ferri, Florent Mollet, Stephy Mavididi (Petar Skuletic, min.86) and Sepe Elye Wahi (Arnaud Souquet, min.75)
Rennes: Alfred Gomis, Hamari Traore, Damien Da Silva (Gerzino Nyamsi, min.65), Nayef Aguerd, Adrien Truffert (Faitout Maouassa, min.62), Steven Nzonzi, Benjamin Bourigeaud (Clement Grenier, min.62), Jonas Martin (Eduardo Camavinga, min.62), Jeremy Doku, Sehrou Guirassy and Martin Terrier (Romain Del Castillo, min.81)
Stadium: the Stade de la Mosson
Goals: Stephy Mavididi (1-0, min. 17), Stephy Mavididi (2-0, min. 27) and Sehrou Guirassy (2-1, min. 78)

Montpellier’s 2-1 win over Rennes on Sunday, was hard fought at the Stade de la Mosson. Montpellier were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Lyon away (2-1), the other to Dijon at home (4-2). Rennes were beaten 2-0 in the previous match against St Etienne. After today’s result, both teams are on 38 points and occupy 7th and 6th places respectively after 26 matches.

Montpellier started strongly in the first half, following Stephy Mavididi opening the scoring, 17 minutes in. Later, Montpellier scored again and increased their lead thanks to a new goal from Stephy Mavididi, scoring his second goal, 27 minutes in, which saw the first half end 2-0.

Rennes took the lead in the second half, beginning with a goal from Sehrou Guirassy, 78 minutes in, ending the game 2-1.

For Montpellier Joris Chotard, Arnaud Souquet and Petar Skuletic came on for Teji Savanier, Sepe Elye Wahi and Stephy Mavididi, while Rennes replaced Clement Grenier, Eduardo Camavinga, Faitout Maouassa, Gerzino Nyamsi and Romain Del Castillo with Benjamin Bourigeaud, Jonas Martin, Adrien Truffert, Damien Da Silva and Martin Terrier.

There were bookings for Teji Savanier from Montpellier and Damien Da Silva and Faitout Maouassa for Rennes.

Montpellier will next play Reims away, with Rennes facing Nice at home.

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