The game: 2-1
Rennes has grown well. With 31 points in fifteen days, club record, the Bretons will spend the six weeks of truce on the podium. A great reward for this team, which beat Toulouse this Saturday evening (2-1).
The show was once again at Roazhon Park, where Rennes scored 21 goals in the last seven league matches. Benjamin Bourigeaud opened the scoring (25th). Arnaud Kalimuendo gave the three points to the Rouge et Noir (58th), who had seen Dallinga equalize (55th). In the goal of the Violets, Maxime Dupé was very much in demand, showing himself inspired against Terrier (27th), Gouiri (36th), Majer (45th, 52nd) or even Truffert (63rd). Without success against the top 10 teams this season (five defeats, four draws), the promoted led by Philippe Montanier never closed the game, soliciting Mandanda by van den Boomen (54th) and Chaibi (60th). But the march was too high against a team that wanted to arrive at the truce on a good note.
Rennes have scored at least 2 goals in 16 of their 17 receptions this year in L1, the best total of the 5 major European championships.
The man: Bourigeaud was everywhere
He is the emblem of Rennes. Scorer in Lille last week (1-1), Benjamin Bourigeaud scored again against Toulouse. At the origin of the action, he found a relay with Gouiri, who spread on Majer. An exterior from the left of the Croat, followed by an exterior control of the right from Bourigeaud to, once arrived from the left wing, strike victoriously: magnificent collective action for the opener of the Rennes score.
Author of his 241st match with the Breton club (10th player in local history), the Calaisien was again hyperactive (71 balls touched), inspired (12 passes in the last third) and combative (5 recoveries just in the first period). He lit the first fuse (11th) and in particular made a superb deflection bringing an opportunity for Majer (52nd). Last summer, he hesitated to leave the club but finally extended until 2026. Every day he writes his story a little more in Rouge et Noir.