Ligue 1: Rennes prevails over Strasbourg 3-1

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STRASBOURG. Rennes tops Strasbourg 3-1.

STRASBOURG. Rennes beats Strasbourg 3-1. Rennes was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with A. Kalimuendo (38′), M. Terrier (49′) and A. Gouiri (61′). Strasbourg reduced the distance with a penalty (72′) by H. Diallo, but there was not much to do for them. Rennes was vastly superior ball possession (62%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stade de la Meinau stadium in Strasbourg on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Eric Wattellier who was helped by Mikael Berchebru and Julien Haulbert. The 4th official was Antoine Valnet. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 15.5 degrees Celsius or 59.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.​

Match Statistics

Rennes was in firm control of the ball 62% while Strasbourg was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

Rennes was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Rennes won the encounter.​

Strasbourg shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Rennes shot 18 times, 7 on target, 11 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Strasbourg. On the other side, Rennes received 2 yellow cards (H. Traore and L. Majer).

(Strasbourg) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (29′).

After playing this match, Strasbourg will stay with 5 points like Brest to stay in the 18th place. On the other side, Rennes will have 12 points like Montpellier to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 19'

    K. Gameiro (Goal Disallowed)

  • 29'

    G. Nyamsi

  • 38'

    A. Kalimuendo

  • 46'

    H. Diarra

    I. Sissoko

  • 49'

    M. Terrier

    A. Kalimuendo

  • 61'

    A. Gouiri

  • 62'

    L. Majer

    A. Kalimuendo

  • 63'

    K. Fila

    C. Dagba

  • 63'

    L. Perrin

    S. Prcic

  • 64'

    T. Delaine

    D. Lienard

  • 72'

    H. Traore

  • 72'

    H. Diallo (Penalty)

  • 73'

    J. Doku

    B. Bourigeaud

  • 74'

    B. Meling

    A. Truffert

  • 76'

    N. Kandil

    K. Gameiro

  • 82'

    L. Assignon

    M. Terrier

  • 82'

    M. Abline

    A. Gouiri

  • 90'

    L. Majer

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Strasbourg will play away with Angers SCO on the 9th of October with a 3-2 head to head stats in favor of Angers SCO (4 draws).

Rennes will host Nantes on the 9th of October with a 12-4 head to head stats in favor of Rennes (8 draws).

Strasbourg: Formation and Lineups

Strasbourg started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Julien Stéphan chose to play with the following team: Matz Sels (6.6), Alexander Djiku (7.0), Gerzino Nyamsi (5.4), Maxime Le Marchand (7.1), Colin Dagba (7.4), Ibrahima Sissoko (6.0), Sanjin Prcić (6.9), Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (6.4), Dimitri Liénard (6.1), Kévin Gameiro (6.8) and Habib Diallo (7.8).


Strasbourg made 5 changes: I. Sissoko for H. Diarra (46′), C. Dagba for K. Fila (63′), S. Prcic for L. Perrin (63′), D. Lienard for T. Delaine (64′) and K. Gameiro for N. Kandil (76′).

Top player: Habib Diallo

Probably the most impressive player in Strasbourg was Habib Diallo.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 23 passes (69% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 18.

Rennes: Formation and Lineups

Rennes started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Bruno Génésio played with: Steve Mandanda (6.8), Hamari Traore (6.4), Joe Rodon (6.8), Arthur Theate (6.5), Adrien Truffert (7.8), Benjamin Bourigeaud (7.3), Lesley Ugochukwu (6.7), Flavien Tait (8.0), Martin Terrier (7.8), Amine Gouiri (7.2) and Arnaud Kalimuendo (6.8).


Rennes made 5 changes: A. Kalimuendo for L. Majer (62′), A. Truffert for B. Meling (74′), B. Bourigeaud for J. Doku (74′), M. Terrier for L. Assignon (82′) and A. Gouiri for M. Abline (82′).

Top player: Flavien Tait

The player who no doubt impressed Rennes the most was Flavien Tait even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 59 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1



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