Quickly reduced to ten, Troyes resists Rennes

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Quickly reduced to ten, Troyes resists Rennes

The European deadlines are approaching at the end of the summer and Stade Rennais still cannot continue in Ligue 1. Visiting Troyes in the wake of their victory against Brest (3-1), the Bretons fell on a bone and let slip two new points (1-1). After two successes in a row, the Burgundians delivered a match of great solidarity to hold out for more than an hour outnumbered. They are in tenth place in the standings.

On the strength of its victories against Angers (3-1) and Monaco (4-2) earlier this week, Estac launched its game perfectly this Sunday afternoon on its lawn. Following a distant free kick, Rony Lopes was quickest on the second ball and allowed Ike Ugbo to deceive Steve Mandanda at close range (14th). Unfortunately, the euphoria was short-lived. About ten minutes later, Yoann Salmier was logically excluded for a high sole on Lovro Majer (26th). A game fact that dictated the course of events.

Cornered in their half of the field, the Trojans had to resist Rennais who initially had great difficulty in gaining speed to take the opposing defense. The equalizer upon returning from the locker room by Baptiste Santamaria (48th) suggested a one-sided second period. But Bruno Irles’ players did not flinch, in particular thanks to a very solid Gauthier Gallon (see below). With 13 shots and more than 70% possession after the break, Rennes tried a lot but suffered too much waste in the last 30 meters.

The player: Gallon held on

The last Trojan rampart has a lot to do with this point heroically torn off by Estac this Sunday. The former best goalkeeper in Ligue 2 has multiplied frank interventions. First on this delivery from Bourigeaud (30th), then on a powerful shot from Hamari Traoré (38th). He also folded quickly on an attempt by Santamaria (44th). But above all he made two XXL parades on two headers from Bourigeaud (63rd) and Arthur Theate at the very end of the game (90 + 3).

The fact: Gouiri, discreet first

Lined up by Genesio, three days after his transfer from Nice, Amine Gouiri played more than an hour for his first outing in his new colors. If he distinguished himself quickly on a good cross that Terrier was very close to taking back (11th), he then disappeared from the radar. Very free, he often found himself in eccentric positions and sometimes deserted the penalty area. He missed his header on a diving cross before the break (45 + 3), then gave an excellent ball to Bourigeaud who stumbled on Gallon (63rd).

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