PSG has a new runner-up – solid this one: Stade Rennais, scorer this Sunday from Lorient (0-2) and thus credited with a 13th match in a row without defeat. On the other hand, at the antipodes of the classification, Bordeaux is sinking.
We don’t stop the Rennais Stadium by Bruno Genesio! Already remarkable on the European scene, in the new Conference League, the Breton club is making sparks within the French elite, with a series of 13 matches without the slightest setback in these two competitions combined. This Sunday, it was at the expense of Lorient that Rennes made the difference, at the end of the match, by Laborde (76e) and Doku (78e), back to back.
A victory synonymous with second place in the standings, 12 lengths of a PSG which earlier in the day won at Saint-Etienne, and with two and three more units on the clock than Nice and Lens. LOON, fifth at five points, can still catch up on the condition of negotiating its two upcoming parts. A little lower in the hierarchy, Monaco and Strasbourg had the opportunity to get closer to Europe but the two clubs neutralized each other at Louis-II (1-1) – a penalty from Ajorque (47e) having responded to a penalty from Ben Yedder (45e+1).
Brest and Reims breathe
At the bottom of the table, the correct operation is to be credited to Brest, which signs a fourth victory in a row after 11 initial days without. This pass of four of the SB29 is achieved at the expense of Bordeaux (1-2), which sinks a little more in the standings despite the opening score of Gregersen (43e); The Douaron having gone there with its double (60e, 66e) to turn things around at Matmut Atlantique. Reims also moved away from the red at the expense of Clermont thanks to a goal from Konan in added time (1-0).