Ligue 1: Lille snatches a 2-1 win against Rennes 2-1

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RENNES. Lille overcome Rennes to win 2-1. A goal from B. Bourigeaud was decisive in the 85min.

RENNES. Lille overcome Rennes to win 2-1. A goal from B. Bourigeaud was decisive in the 85min. It was Lille to strike first with a goal of Xeka at the 32′. Then R. Sanches scored again for Lille in the 45′ minute with a goal. Eventually, B. Bourigeaud reduced the distance for Rennes with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Rennes was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (64%).​

The match was played at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes on Wednesday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Stéphanie Frappart who was helped by Mikael Berchebru and Hicham Zakrani. The 4th official was Pierre Legat. The weather was rainy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.7 degrees Celsius or 42.3 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 87%.​

Match Statistics

Rennes was in firm control of the ball 64% while Lille was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Rennes was more aggressive with 69 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 2 were on target. Notwithstanding, Lille was capable to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Rennes shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Lille shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target.


Rennes received 4 yellow cards (J. Martin, B. Genesio, B. Genesio and B. Meling). On the other side, Lille received 1 yellow card (R. Mandava).

After playing this match, Rennes will stay with 28 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Lille will have 18 points like Brest to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 32'


  • 45'

    R. Sanches

  • 46'

    L. Majer

    M. Terrier

  • 60'

    Birger Meling

    Adrien Truffert

  • 60'

    Serhou Guirassy

    Baptiste Santamaria

  • 61'

    J. Doku

    K. D. Sulemana

  • 65'

    J. Martin

  • 71'

    L. Assignon

    H. Traore

  • 71'

    Amadou Onana

    Renato Sanches

  • 71'

    Jonathan Ikoné

    Jonathan David

  • 80'

    B. Yilmaz

    T. Weah

  • 85'

    Benjamin Bourigeaud

  • 82'

    B. Genesio

  • 89'

    Reinildo Mandava

  • 90'

    Domagoj Bradaric

    Jonathan Bamba

  • 90'

    B. Meling

  • 90'

    Birger Meling

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Rennes will play away against Saint-Étienne on the 5th of December with a 11-6 head to head record in favor of Rennes (14 draws).

Lille will host Troyes on the 4th of December with a 4-1 head to head in favor of Troyes (5 draws).

Rennes: Formation and Lineups

Rennes adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Bruno Génésio chose to play with the following team: Alfred Gomis (5.9), Loum Tchaouna, Hamari Traore (6.1), Warmed Omari (7.3), Nayef Aguerd (6.9), Adrien Truffert (7.1), Benjamin Bourigeaud (7.3), Baptiste Santamaria (6.6), Jonas Martin (6.9), Kamaldeen Sulemana (6.6), Martin Terrier (6.8) and Gaëtan Laborde (6.5).


Rennes made 5 changes: M. Terrier for L. Majer (46′), B. Santamaria for S. Guirassy (61′), A. Truffert for B. Meling (61′), K. D. Sulemana for J. Doku (61′) and H. Traore for L. Assignon (71′).

Top player: Benjamin Bourigeaud

Probably the most impressive player in Rennes was Benjamin Bourigeaud.

His rating is (7.3) with 1 goal, 40 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 4. He performed 7 crosses.

Lille: Formation and Lineups

Also Lille adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Jocelyn Gourvennec played with: Ivo Grbić (6.4), Tiago Djaló (6.3), José Fonte (7.3), Sven Botman (6.5), Reinildo Isnard Mandava (6.8), Timothy Weah (7.3), Benjamin André (7.9), Xeka (6.9), Jonathan Bamba (6.1), Jonathan David (6.3), Renato Sanches (7.4).


Lille made 4 changes: J. David for J. Ikone (71′), R. Sanches for A. Onana (72′), T. Weah for B. Yilmaz (80′) and J. Bamba for D. Bradaric (90′).

Top player: Benjamin André

Probably the most impressive player in Lille was Benjamin André even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.9) with 38 passes (71% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 16 duels out of 22.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1



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