ASSE 0 – Rennes 5: the Stade Geoffroy Guichard stunned as visitors seal victory

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Rennes ease to a comfortable 5-0 win at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league games. ASSE were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Brest. Rennes, on the other hand, lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Lille. As things stand, ASSE are in 20th place, with 12 points from 17 matches, while Rennes sit in 2nd, with 31 points from 17.

Rennes started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with Martin Terrier opening the rout in the 22nd minute. The Rennais looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a effort from Martin Terrier, 28 minutes in to establish a 2-0. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a calamitous own goal from Yvann Macon just before half-time, finishing the first half 0-3.

Rennes started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with an early hat trick effort from Martin Terrier in the 48th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Lesley Ugochukwu, at 83 minutes to make it 5-0.

For ASSE, Saidou Sow, Denis Bouanga, Yanis Lhery, Zaydou Youssouf and Lucas Gourna-Douath, came on for Harold Moukoudi, Adil Aouchiche, Jean-Philippe Krasso, Arnaud Nordin and Ryad Boudebouz. Rennes brought on Kamal-Deen Sulemana, Sehrou Guirassy, Loum Tchaouna, Lesley Ugochukwu and Loic Bade, to replace Martin Terrier, Jonas Martin, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Lovro Majer and Nayef Aguerd.

The referee booked Mahdi Camara for ASSE.

ASSE will next travel to Reims, while Rennes will face Nice at home.

Technical card:
Saint-Étienne: Etienne Green, Yvann Macon, Mickael Nade, Harold Moukoudi (Saidou Sow, min.21), Kolo, Arnaud Nordin (Zaydou Youssouf, min.62), Ryad Boudebouz (Lucas Gourna-Douath, min.78), Adil Aouchiche (Denis Bouanga, min.46), Mahdi Camara, Jean-Philippe Krasso (Yanis Lhery, min.62) and Wahbi Khazri
Rennes: Alfred Gomis, Lorenz Assignon, Warmed Omari, Nayef Aguerd (Loic Bade, min.82), Adrien Truffert, Benjamin Bourigeaud (Loum Tchaouna, min.81), Jonas Martin (Sehrou Guirassy, min.75), Baptiste Santamaria, Lovro Majer (Lesley Ugochukwu, min.81), Gaetan Laborde and Martin Terrier (Kamal-Deen Sulemana, min.63)
Stadium: the Stade Geoffroy Guichard
Goals: Martin Terrier (0-1, min. 22), Martin Terrier (0-2, min. 28), Yvann Macon (0-3, min. 45), Martin Terrier (0-4, min. 48) and Lesley Ugochukwu (0-5, min. 83)

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