Lens 1-0 Rennes: defeats 1-0 with a late goal scored by W. Said


LENS. Lens snatched a late win Rennes 1-0 after W. Said scored just 1 goal (89').

LENS. Lens snatched a late win Rennes 1-0 after W. Said scored just 1 goal (89′). Lens took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Benoît Bastien who had the assistance of Aurélien Berthomieu and Mathieu Grosbost. The 4th official was Frank Schneider. The weather was rainy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.1 degrees Celsius or 42.89 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 85%.​

Match Statistics

Lens was in firm control of the ball 59% while Rennes was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Rennes was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 1 were on target. Nevertheless, Lens succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Lens shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Rennes shot 6 times, 1 on target, 5 off target.


Lens received 1 yellow card (F. Medina). On the other side, Rennes received 1 yellow card (B. Bourigeaud).

After playing this match, Lens will have 27 points to stay in the 9th place. On the other side, Rennes will stay with 31 points like Montpellier to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 16'

    F. Medina

    Facundo Medina - Lens - receive yellow card for a foul. Warmed Omari - Rennes - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Facundo Medina - Lens
  • 56'

    F. Tait

    L. Majer

  • 56'

    J. Doku

    M. Terrier

  • 70'

    P. Berg

    D. Costa

  • 70'

    C. Jean

    P. Frankowski

  • 70'

    W. Said

    G. Kakuta

  • 76'

    L. Tchaouna

    B. Bourigeaud

  • 84'

    B. Bourigeaud

    Benjamin Bourigeaud - Rennes - receive yellow card. Jonathan Clauss - Lens - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Adrien Truffert - Rennes
  • 85'

    F. Sotoca

    S. Fofana

  • 89'

    W. Said

    J. Clauss

    Goal! Lens 1, Rennes 0. Wesley Saïd - Lens - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assist - Jonathan Clauss with a cross.
  • 90'

    S. Guirassy

    J. Martin

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Lens will play away with Saint-Étienne on the 15th of January with a 7-5 head to head record in favor of Lens (3 draws).

Rennes will host Bordeaux on the 16th of January with a 12-7 head to head record in favor of Bordeaux (13 draws).

Lens: Formation and Lineups

Lens started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Franck Haise chose to play with the following team: Jean-Louis Leca (6.7), Jonathan Gradit (7.6), Kevin Danso (7.1), Facundo Medina (7.6), Jonathan Clauss (7.4), Cheick Doucouré (7.2), Seko Fofana (6.3), Przemysław Frankowski (6.8), Gaël Kakuta (7.1), David Da Costa (6.5) and Arnaud Kalimuendo (7.2).


Lens made 4 changes: D. Costa for P. Berg (70′), P. Frankowski for C. Jean (70′), G. Kakuta for W. Said (70′) and S. Fofana for F. Sotoca (85′).

Top player: Facundo Medina

The player who no doubt impressed Lens the most was Facundo Medina even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 121 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7.

Rennes: Formation and Lineups

Rennes started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Bruno Génésio played with: Doğan Alemdar (6.7), Lorenz Assignon (6.5), Warmed Omari (7.1), Loïc Badé (7.1), Adrien Truffert (6.8), Baptiste Santamaria (6.4), Jonas Martin (6.9), Lovro Majer (7.3), Benjamin Bourigeaud (7.0), Gaëtan Laborde (6.4) and Martin Terrier (7.0).


Rennes made 4 changes: L. Majer for F. Tait (56′), M. Terrier for J. Doku (56′), B. Bourigeaud for L. Tchaouna (76′) and J. Martin for S. Guirassy (90′).

Top player: Lovro Majer

The player who no doubt impressed Rennes the most was Lovro Majer.

His rating is (7.3) with 31 passes (74% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 2 crosses.

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