Rennes 1 – Nice 2: The Eagles travel to the Roazhon Park and seal win

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Nice beat Rennes with a thumping 2-1 victory on Sunday at the Roazhon Park. Rennes were looking to pick up points, following a 5-0 victory against Saint-Étienne. Nice lost 3-0 in the last match they played against RC Strasburg. After today’s result, Rennes are in 2nd place, with 31 points from 18 matches, while Nice sit in 3rd, with 30 points from 18.

It was an impressive opening from Nice, thanks to Kasper Dolberg giving Nice the lead, 19 minutes in. The first half ended 0-1.

The Eagles started the second half with renewed vigour, with Youcef Atal finding the net, at 51 minutes. In the end though, The Rennais in the 59th minute hit back though following a Benjamin Bourigeaud goal. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 2-1 to Nice.

For Rennes, Kamal-Deen Sulemana, Sehrou Guirassy, Lorenz Assignon, Lesley Ugochukwu and Loum Tchaouna, came on for Martin Terrier, Baptiste Santamaria, Hamari Traore, Benjamin Bourigeaud and Jonas Martin. Nice brought on Flavius Daniliuc, Calvin Stengs, Evann Guessand, Kephren Thuram-Ulien and Morgan Schneiderlin, to replace Kasper Dolberg, Justin Kluivert, Amine Gouiri, Hicham Boudaoui and Pablo Rosario.

There were bookings for Baptiste Santamaria from Rennes, and Walter Benitez, Pablo Rosario, Amine Gouiri and Hicham Boudaoui, for Nice.

Rennes will next travel to AS Mónaco, while Nice will face RC Lens at home.

Technical card:
Rennes: Alfred Gomis, Hamari Traore (Lorenz Assignon, min.79), Warmed Omari, Nayef Aguerd, Adrien Truffert, Benjamin Bourigeaud (Lesley Ugochukwu, min.83), Baptiste Santamaria (Sehrou Guirassy, min.46), Lovro Majer, Jonas Martin (Loum Tchaouna, min.83), Gaetan Laborde and Martin Terrier (Kamal-Deen Sulemana, min.32)
Nice: Walter Benitez, Youcef Atal, Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante, Jordan Lotomba, Hicham Boudaoui (Kephren Thuram-Ulien, min.90), Pablo Rosario (Morgan Schneiderlin, min.90), Mario Lemina, Justin Kluivert (Calvin Stengs, min.83), Kasper Dolberg (Flavius Daniliuc, min.75) and Amine Gouiri (Evann Guessand, min.84)
Stadium: the Roazhon Park
Goals: Kasper Dolberg (0-1, min. 19), Youcef Atal (0-2, min. 51) and Benjamin Bourigeaud (1-2, min. 59)

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