Rennes 1 – Lille 2- Home defeat for The Rennais as Les Dogues take points

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Lille eased past Rennes in a 2-1 victory on Wednesday at the Roazhon Park. Rennes were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches against FC Lorient away and Montpellier at home, by 2-0 and 2-0 respectively whilst Lille secured a point against Nantes in their previous match. As the table looks today, Rennes are in 3rd place on the table and has 28 points while Lille sit in 12th with 21 points after 16 matches.

Lille started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to Xeka giving Les Dogues the lead, 31 minutes in. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Renato Sanches just before half-time, finishing the first half 0-2.

The Rennais took the initiative in the second half, with Benjamin Bourigeaud finding the net just before the final whistle, sealing a 2-1 victory for the home side.

For Rennes, Lovro Majer, Sehrou Guirassy, Birger Meling, Jeremy Doku and Lorenz Assignon, came on for Martin Terrier, Baptiste Santamaria, Adrien Truffert, Kamal-Deen Sulemana and Hamari Traore. Lille brought on Jonathan Ikone, Amadou Mvom Onana, Burak Yilmaz and Domagoj Bradaric, to replace Jonathan David, Renato Sanches, Tim Weah and Jonathan Bamba.

There were bookings for Jonas Martin and Birger Meling from Rennes. For Lille, Reinildo Mandava saw yellow.

Rennes will play their next fixture away against Saint-Étienne, while Lille will face Troyes at home.

Technical card:
Rennes: Alfred Gomis, Hamari Traore (Lorenz Assignon, min.72), Nayef Aguerd, Warmed Omari, Adrien Truffert (Birger Meling, min.61), Benjamin Bourigeaud, Baptiste Santamaria (Sehrou Guirassy, min.61), Jonas Martin, Kamal-Deen Sulemana (Jeremy Doku, min.61), Martin Terrier (Lovro Majer, min.46) and Gaetan Laborde
Lille: Ivo Grbic, Reinildo Mandava, Tiago Djalo, Jose Fonte, Botman Sven, Xeka, Renato Sanches (Amadou Mvom Onana, min.72), Benjamin Andre, Jonathan Bamba (Domagoj Bradaric, min.90), Tim Weah (Burak Yilmaz, min.80) and Jonathan David (Jonathan Ikone, min.71)
Stadium: the Roazhon Park
Goals: Xeka (0-1, min. 31), Renato Sanches (0-2, min. 45) and Benjamin Bourigeaud (1-2, min. 85)

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