Rennes 3-1 Brest: The Rennais ease past The Pirates

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Rennes banked all three points against the Brest in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday, at the Roazhon Park. Both sides arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Rennes were hoping to get something from this game after losing 2-1 to RC Lens in their last match. Brest lost 7-0 in their against Montpellier. Rennes and Brest currently occupy 6th and 17th spots in the league, with 7 points and 4 points respectively after 5 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Rennes certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, thanks to a goal from Joe Rodon in the 53rd minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Franck Honorat producing an equaliser, 57 minutes in, bringing The Pirates level. However, each side looked hungry to win and The Rennais then found the back of the net, at 89 minutes thanks to Martin Terrier, taking the score to 2-1. Rennes then netted again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Desire Doue just before the full time to give a final score of 3-1.

Substitutions for Rennes included Desire Doue, Matthis Abline, Hamari Traore and Adrien Truffert for Lovro Majer, Kamal-Deen Sulemana, Lorenz Assignon and Birger Meling, respectively. Brest replaced Youcef Belaili for Mahdi Camara.

The referee booked Lorenz Assignon and Flavien Tait for Rennes.

Rennes will next play Troyes away, with Brest facing RC Strasburg at home.

Technical card:
Rennes:Steve Mandanda, Lorenz Assignon (Hamari Traore, min.72), Arthur Theate, Joe Rodon, Birger Meling (Adrien Truffert, min.79), Lovro Majer (Desire Doue, min.60), Baptiste Santamaria, Flavien Tait, Martin Terrier, Benjamin Bourigeaud and Kamal-Deen Sulemana (Matthis Abline, min.60)
Brest:Marco Bizot, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Achraf Dari, Brendan Chardonnet, Lilian Brassier, Hugo Magnetti, Haris Belkebla, Franck Honorat, Youcef Belaili (Mahdi Camara, min.73), Islam Slimani and Mathias Pereira Lage
Stadium:the Roazhon Park
Goals:Joe Rodon (1-0, min. 53), Franck Honorat (1-1, min. 57), Martin Terrier (2-1, min. 89) and Desire Doue (3-1, min. 90)