GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR GOLOVINE!
Another great job from Volland faking his pass before subtly hitting Golovin in the box! The Russian shows up against Alemdar but misses the target!
BEN YEEEEEDDER PLOMBE LE ROAZHON PARK!
What a mistake by the Rennes defense that lets a ball bounce and Volland jumps on it! He hits the head deep for Ben Yedder, who shoots Alemdar close! 2-1 for Monaco!
first game changer
Rennes makes a first change with the entry of Truffert! Replaces Meling at left back.
The Bretons surround the Monegasque defenders to discourage them! Ben Yedder and Volland aren’t touching a lot of balls right now.
Bourigeaud misses the target!
In the axis and at 25 metres, Benjamin Bourigeaud tries the free kick directly! He is right above Nubel’s goals accompanying the ball.
Yellow card for Badiashile
At the start of the second half, Benoit Badiashile received a yellow card for a very late tackle on Tait!
HALF TIME AT THE ROAZHON PARK!
It’s half time! Rennes and Monaco go 1-1 at the break! Well launched by an early goal from Tait with a header, the Bretons were equalized by a fine shot from Vanderson. The game started strong before falling during the last twenty minutes of this first half.
Yellow card for Vanderson
First yellow card of the match and it’s for Vanderson who comes to stamp Tait! He warms up with a Rennes player and gets a yellow card!
monaco backs down
New free kick for Benjamin Bourigeaud and he puts it in the area! The Monegasque defense returns it!
there are no more opportunities
Corner for Rennes well taken by Hamari Traoré! He is shot by Bourigeaud but he finds no one in the area.
Monegasque defense put to the test
Rennes chained the crosses and forced Badiashile and Disasi to many clearances in disaster!
Both teams have calmed down
There is suddenly a lot less rhythm in this encounter! Let’s get the ball rolling some more!
Bourigeaud finds no one
Free kick for Rennes at the entrance to the area and Bourigeaud tries to put it in the area but Nubel calmly captures.
Terrier misses his shot!
Disasi fails his intervention against Terrier who takes advantage of a rebound to try a balloon but the attempt fails!
But what a game, two goals in 12 minutes! What an opening from Golovin that sends Vanderson into orbit with a pass of more than 30 meters! The Brazilian closely fools Alemdar!
At the moment, Rennes is 2nd
Thanks to this score, Rennes overtakes Marseille and becomes PSG’s provisional runner-up!
VOLLAND IS MISSING HIS DIVE!
Well thrown by Fofana, Volland will play his duel with Alemdar and choose the little jump! It’s too strong, too bad for the ASM!
Every time Rennes projects forward, it ends with a strike! Hamari Traoré tries very far and is close!
OPEN SCORE! WHAT A START TO THE GAME!
Already a goal from Rennes after 3 minutes of play! Bourigeaud fires Traoré who plays a one-two with Laborde! Lateral cross to the penalty spot for Flavien Tait who nails his head!
First chance for Monaco!
Good job by Vanderson who finds Ben Yedder in the box and the forward deflects for Volland. The German resists three defenders and perfectly displaces Golovin who crosses his shot too much!
DEPARTURE FROM RENNES-MONACO!
And let’s go for this Rennes-Monaco, the first match of matchday 32 of Ligue 1! The Champions League race is still going on tonight!
Rennes is on an impressive winning streak
The Bretons have won 6 of their last 7 Ligue 1 games (1 draw), scoring 24 goals in the period (3.4 per game). Stade Rennais is the best L1 team in the last 7 days with 19 points, 6 more than any other team.
Alemdar – Traoré, Omari, Santamaria, Meling – Bourigeaud, Martin, Majer, Tait – Terrier, Laborde
Cloud; Aguilar, Disasi, Badiashile, Henrique; Vanderson, Tchouameni, Fofana, Golovin; Ben Yedder, Volland
Clement does not sit on the bench
The Monaco coach has just won 3 times in the league, but he knows his unstable position. Monaco is 6th in Ligue 1, far from its goal of a podium finish. However, the Monegasque coach does not feel in danger before the match against Rennes.
Ben Yedder, Terrier, Laborde, clash of scorers
3 of the 4 top scorers in the championship meet tonight: Wissam Ben Yedder (18 goals), Martin Terrier (18) and Gaëtan Laborde (14). These three are hot on the heels of Kylian Mbappé, 20 goals this season in L1.
Monaco does well against the leaders
Monaco have won their last 3 Ligue 1 matches against teams ranked on the podium at the start of the day (3-0 against Paris on March 20, 1-0 against Marseille on March 6 and 2-1 against… Rennes in the first leg on December 22), as many as in their previous 9 matches (2 draws, 4 losses).
start at 9pm
Decisive match this Friday at Roazhon Park. Rennes, 3rd, receives Monaco, 6th. The Bretons can go back to OM in case of victory, waiting for the Clásico on Sunday. Monaco, meanwhile, can temporarily move up to 4th place in the championship. But in case of defeat, the Monegasques will undoubtedly say goodbye to the Champions League.