Rennes 2-1 Tolouse: Home fans rewarded with victory at Roazhon Park

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Rennes enjoyed a home victory against Tolouse FC at Roazhon Park on Saturday. Rennes were aiming to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against Lille. Tolouse were beaten 2-0 in their previous match against AS Mónaco. Rennes are now in 3rd place on the table and have 31 points while Tolouse sit in 12th with 16 points after 15 matches.

The Rennais started the first half well, thanks to a goal from Benjamin Bourigeaud, 25 minutes in, ending the first half 1-0.

Tolouse started the second half with renewed vigour, when Thijs Dallinga found the net in the 55th minute. Rennes in turn, then responded in the 58th minute, grabbing the lead with an effort from Arnaud Kalimuendo. When the final whistle blew, the result was 2-1 to Rennes.

Substitutions for Rennes included Xeka, Flavien Tait and Jeremy Doku for Lovro Majer, Arnaud Kalimuendo and Lesley Ugochukwu, respectively. Tolouse brought on Moussa Diarra, Brecht Dejaegere, Ado Onaiwu and Veljko Birmancevic, to replace Kevin Keben Biakolo, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Rafael Ratao and Thijs Dallinga.

Tolouse and Rennes will next play away to Olympique de Marseille and Reims respectively.

Technical card:
Rennes:Steve Mandanda, Hamari Traore, Arthur Theate, Christopher Wooh, Adrien Truffert, Amine Gouiri, Lovro Majer (Xeka, min.74), Lesley Ugochukwu (Jeremy Doku, min.80), Martin Terrier, Arnaud Kalimuendo (Flavien Tait, min.74) and Benjamin Bourigeaud
Tolouse FC:Maxime Dupe, Kevin Keben Biakolo (Moussa Diarra, min.36), Anthony Rouault, Rasmus Nicolaisen, Issiaga Sylla, Branco Van den Boomen, Stijn Spierings, Fares Chaibi, Zakaria Aboukhlal (Brecht Dejaegere, min.46), Rafael Ratao (Ado Onaiwu, min.60) and Thijs Dallinga (Veljko Birmancevic, min.75)
Stadium:Roazhon Park
Goals:Benjamin Bourigeaud (1-0, min. 25), Thijs Dallinga (1-1, min. 55) and Arnaud Kalimuendo (2-1, min. 58)