Rennes 5-0 Auxerre: Rennes put on a five-star show for big victory

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Rennes eased past Auxerre in a 5-0 victory on Sunday at the Roazhon Park. Rennes were aiming to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against Troyes. Auxerre were beaten 2-0 in their previous match against Olympique de Marseille. Rennes and Auxerre sit 6th, (11 points) and 14th, (7 points), spots respectively, after 7 matches.

The Rennais started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with an early goal from Kamal-Deen Sulemana in the 3rd minute, to take a 1-0 lead into half time.

Rennes continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Amine Gouiri, 60 minutes in. Rennes looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Martin Terrier in the 68th minute to establish a 3-0. The Rennais looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Flavien Tait, at 78 minutes to establish a 4-0. However they weren’t finished yet and Matthis Abline made it 5-0 just before the full time to make it 5-0.

Substitutions for Rennes included Lesley Ugochukwu, Flavien Tait, Lovro Majer, Birger Meling and Matthis Abline for Baptiste Santamaria, Kamal-Deen Sulemana, Desire Doue, Martin Terrier and Adrien Truffert, respectively. Auxerre replaced Gaetan Perrin, Gauthier Hein, Youssouf M’Changama and Remy Dugimont with Mathias Autret, Lassine Sinayoko, Birama Toure and Mbaye Niang.

The referee booked Joe Rodon for Rennes.

Rennes will next play Olympique de Marseille away, with Auxerre facing FC Lorient at home.

Technical card:
Rennes:Steve Mandanda, Hamari Traore, Arthur Theate, Joe Rodon, Adrien Truffert (Matthis Abline, min.83), Benjamin Bourigeaud, Baptiste Santamaria (Lesley Ugochukwu, min.12), Desire Doue (Lovro Majer, min.74), Kamal-Deen Sulemana (Flavien Tait, min.46), Martin Terrier (Birger Meling, min.74) and Amine Gouiri
Auxerre:Benoit Costil, Paul Joly, Jubal, Alexandre Coeff, Gideon Mensah, Lassine Sinayoko (Gauthier Hein, min.69), Rayan Raveloson, Hamza Sakhi, Birama Toure (Youssouf M’Changama, min.75), Mathias Autret (Gaetan Perrin, min.64) and Mbaye Niang (Remy Dugimont, min.75)
Stadium:the Roazhon Park
Goals:Kamal-Deen Sulemana (1-0, min. 3), Amine Gouiri (2-0, min. 60), Martin Terrier (3-0, min. 68), Flavien Tait (4-0, min. 78) and Matthis Abline (5-0, min. 85)