Stade Rennes 3-0 Montpellier HSC
Buts : Terrier (15e), Calimuendo (23e), Gouiri (85e) for the Red and Black
Advice to Martin Terrier: watch the TF1 newscast on November 9.
If there should be a surprise guest on Didier Deschamps’ list for the World Cup, it’s him. Still a scorer – and even a decisive passer – this Sunday against Montpellier on the occasion of the thirteenth day of Ligue 1, the former Lyonnais brought his total of achievements this season to eleven in all competitions. In front of a sick Hérault formation, it took him a quarter of an hour to get going, the time for Lovro Majer to land a free kick on the skull of his number 7, ideally placed at six meters (1-0, 15e).
Then, the winger with 41 goals in 102 games with the Breton club was able to admire the complicity between the former Lensois Arnaud Kalimuendo and Benjamin Bourigeaud. Alone in the centre, the first relied on the second, whose stint allowed the Rennes rookie to adjust Bingourou Kamara with an impeccable flat foot ending in the opposite side netting (2-0, 23e). This time, Stade Rennes did not squander their lead, and contented themselves with securing a victory which allowed them to reach the podium before the FC Lorient match. A success that became a little more consistent when the inevitable Terrier put Amine Gouiri into orbit, who planted in a fifth Ligue 1 match in a row, this time from a delicate curl in Kamara’s airhole (3-0, 85e). Rennes can smile before their final European meeting against Larnaca; the MHSC, he recorded a fifth loss in a row and advanced to fourteenth place.
At the same time, difficult to hope for better against Breizhil.
Rennes (4-4-2) : Mandanda – Traore, Wooh, Theate, Meling (Truffert, 88).e) – Bourigeaud (Abline, 87e), Xeka (Ugochukwu, 74e), Major, Terrier – Gouiri (Doku, 87).e), Kalimuendo (Tait,e). Coach : Bruno Genesio.
Montpellier (5-3-2) : Kamara – Souquet (Tchato, 64e [Sakho, 81e]), Sacko, Jullien, Cozza, Maouassa – Savanier, Ferri, Chotard (Leroy, 72e) – Nordin (Germain, 64e), Khazri. Coach : Romain Pitau.