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Lens defeats Rennes and climbs to second place in the French Championship

Lens defeats Rennes and climbs to second place in the French Championship

For the 29th round of the French ChampionshipLens visited Rennes at Roazhon Park and won 1-0. Openda was responsible for the only goal of this Saturday’s clash.

With the result, the visitors jumped to second place in the competition. At around 60 points, Lens is only six behind PSG, who will still play in the round. The next duel of the vice-leaders will be against Strasbourg, on Friday (7).

Despite the defeat, Rennes continues to fight for a place in European competitions. In fifth place, with 50 points, coach Bruno Genésio’s team can be overtaken by sixth-placed Lille. The team’s next match will be next Sunday (9), against Lyon.

The game

Superior in the first stage, Lens opened the scoring in the 31st minute of the first stage. Sotoca crossed and left Openda in the face of the goal, who did not forgive and left his head mark. The Belgian striker had the chance to score his second in the 41st minute, but his header went over the crossbar.

On the way back from the break, Rennes prevailed and had more game volume. At 25 minutes, Kalimuendo had the chance to equalize with a cross kick, but goalkeeper Samba intervened and made an important save. Omari reached the net at 42, but was offside in the move.

Auxerre 1 x 0 Troyes

Earlier, Auxerre hosted Troyes and won 1-0, Niang’s goal. With the triumph, the home team took an important step away from the relegation zone, rising to 16th place with 26 points. The defeated continued in 18th place, with 21.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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