Rennes 3-0 Montpellier: The Rennais blaze 3 past La Paillade at the Roazhon Park

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Rennes banked all three points against the Montpellier in a 3-0 victory on Sunday, at the Roazhon Park. Rennes were looking to continue their good run after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Angers SCO away (2-1), the other to Lyon at home (3-2). Montpellier had lost their previous match against Lyon. Rennes are now in 3rd place, with 27 points from 13 matches, while Montpellier sit in 14th, with 12 points from 13.

It was an impressive opening from The Rennais, when Martin Terrier opened the rout on the 15 minute mark. Rennes then netted once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Arnaud Kalimuendo, at 23 minutes to see out the first half 2-0.

Rennes continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Amine Gouiri just before the final whistle, seing the match finish 3-0.

Substitutions for Rennes included Lesley Ugochukwu, Flavien Tait, Jeremy Doku, Matthis Abline and Adrien Truffert for Xeka, Arnaud Kalimuendo, Amine Gouiri, Benjamin Bourigeaud and Birger Meling, respectively. Montpellier brought on Valere Germain, Enzo Tchato, Leo Leroy and Mamadou Sakho, to replace Arnaud Nordin, Arnaud Souquet, Joris Chotard and Enzo Tchato.

There were bookings for Lovro Majer from Rennes. For Montpellier, Nicolas Cozza and Joris Chotard saw yellow.

Rennes next face Lille while Montpellier are away to Clermont Foot.

Technical card:
Rennes:Steve Mandanda, Hamari Traore, Arthur Theate, Christopher Wooh, Birger Meling (Adrien Truffert, min.88), Benjamin Bourigeaud (Matthis Abline, min.87), Xeka (Lesley Ugochukwu, min.74), Lovro Majer, Martin Terrier, Arnaud Kalimuendo (Flavien Tait, min.74) and Amine Gouiri (Jeremy Doku, min.87)
Montpellier:Bingourou Kamara, Arnaud Souquet (Enzo Tchato, min.64), Nicolas Cozza, Falaye Sacko, Christopher Jullien, Faitout Maouassa, Joris Chotard (Leo Leroy, min.72), Teji Savanier, Jordan Ferri, Arnaud Nordin (Valere Germain, min.64) and Wahbi Khazri
Stadium:the Roazhon Park
Goals:Martin Terrier (1-0, min. 15), Arnaud Kalimuendo (2-0, min. 23) and Amine Gouiri (3-0, min. 85)