The shock promised to be tantalizing between the Lyon favorite and the Rennes challenger, in a crisis of results and sounded by the surprise departure on Monday of his trainer Julien Stéphan. However, the show took a long time to start, despite the good intentions displayed by the Bretons at Parc OL.
Late goalscorer (74th), a quarter of an hour after coming into play, Houssem Aouar gave OL three precious points in the title race, three days after being hooked by Marseille (1-1).
The young French international midfielder, left on the bench at kickoff for the benefit of the disappointing Bruno Guimaraes, unblocked the situation after a great job from captain Memphis Depay, impeccable in the engagement and the revolt.
Side of Rennes, the soup with the grimace continues. Two days after Stéphan’s resignation, his former assistant Philippe Bizeul could not prevent a fourth consecutive defeat in Ligue 1, the Rouge et Noir slipping to tenth place.
OL have the same number of points as Lille, host of Marseille in the evening, and two more than Paris SG who challenge Bordeaux in Gironde.