ANGERS. Rennes defeated Angers SCO to win 2-1. A penalty from L. Majer was decisive in the 90min. It was Rennes to strike first with a goal of A. Gouiri at the 44′. Then it was a goal in the 53′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, L. Majer gave the win to Rennes in the 90′ minute with a penalty. Rennes was vastly superior ball possession (70%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Stade Raymond Kopa stadium in Angers on Sunday and it started at 1:00 pm local time. The referee was Pierre Gaillouste who had the assistance of Gwenaël Pasqualotti and Thomas Luczynski. The 4th official was Mehdi Mokhtari. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 23.2 degrees Celsius or 73.8 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 55%.
Rennes was in firm control of the ball 70% while Angers SCO was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Rennes was more aggressive with 33 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Rennes won the match.
Angers SCO shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Rennes shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target.
Angers SCO received 2 yellow cards (Y. Valery and I. Amadou). On the other side, Rennes received 2 yellow cards (F. Tait and A. Theate).
After this match, Angers SCO will stay with 8 points like Strasbourg and Ajaccio to stay in the 19th place. On the opposite side, Rennes will have 21 points like Monaco to stay in the 5th place.
F. El Melali
L. Majer (Penalty)
Rennes will host Montpellier on the 30th of October with a 11-8 head to head statistic in favor of Rennes (7 draws).
Angers SCO: Formation and Lineups
Angers SCO started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
The manager Gérald Baticle chose to play with the following team: Paul Bernardoni , Yan Valery , Cédric Hountondji , Ibrahim Amadou , Batista Mendy , Pierrick Capelle , Adrien Hunou , Nabil Bentaleb , Azzedine Ounahi , Amine Salama and Sofiane Boufal .
Angers SCO made 3 changes: A. Salama for A. Sima (69′), Y. Valery for S. Thioub (86′) and S. Boufal for F. El Melali (86′).
Top player: Amine Salama
The player who no doubt impressed Angers SCO the most was Amine Salama.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 10 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8.
Rennes: Formation and Lineups
Rennes started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the other side, Bruno Génésio played with: Steve Mandanda , Hamari Traore , Christopher Wooh , Arthur Theate , Adrien Truffert , Benjamin Bourigeaud , Xeka , Flavien Tait , Martin Terrier , Amine Gouiri and Arnaud Kalimuendo .
Rennes made 5 changes: A. Gouiri for D. Doue (69′), B. Bourigeaud for L. Majer (69′), A. Truffert for B. Meling (77′), M. Terrier for K. Sulemana (77′) and A. Kalimuendo for M. Abline (86′).
Top player: Benjamin Bourigeaud
Probably the most impressive player in Rennes was Benjamin Bourigeaud even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 47 passes (76% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 2. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1