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Rennais Stadium.  Unhappy, the Rennais bow to a Bordeaux close to maintenance – Stade Rennais


Bordeaux, which had taken only four points since the end of January, resumed this Sunday with victory, capital in the fight for maintenance, at the expense of Rennes (1-0), quickly reduced to ten, which loses big in the race for Europe.

For the Bretons, the weekend could be ideal in terms of accounting, given the sporting crisis smoldering in Gironde, the draw conceded by Marseille against Strasbourg (1-1) and the defeat of Lens in Paris (2-1). It missed. Despite the dynamic of a European in power since Bruno Génésio took office (five wins, one draw and one defeat in L1), the goal became more complicated after 8 minutes and the expulsion of Steven Nzonzi, who upset almost all of their plans.

It is the young Sékou Mara, 18, son of Audrey Crespo-Mara, presenter of the weekend news on TF1, who released in two stages this part of all the dangers for the Bordelais. First by expelling Nzonzi, guilty of a high foot on the hip of the Girondin striker in the 8th minute, which completely changed the scenarios of this match, then by scoring a real center-forward goal. ‘a recovery from the left by turning around three minutes later, after a collective action at four, with Youssouf Sabaly in the center, Mehdi Zerkane for the handing over of the head and Hwang Ui-Jo for the offering of the chest.

Guirassy’s occasions

The Matmut Atlantique is no longer cursed: weaned from victory at home since January 24, the men of Jean-Louis Gasset uttered a great sigh of relief. They who are suffering behind the scenes with the announced departure of their King Street shareholder, who retreated dangerously in the standings over the weeks, to find themselves almost within range – five points – of the Nantes barrage, whom they will visit next week more liberated, and the first relegation Nîmes, have regained their distance a little while waiting for the performances from these two rivals later in the afternoon.

You have to believe that the mobilization of Ultramarines, who escorted the coach of Jean-Louis Gasset’s men before the match when he arrived at the stadium, with this banner “We lead you to victory”, has borne fruit. Audible throughout the match outside the enclosure and congratulated by the players who came to meet them at the end, they vibrated on the highlights of Bordeaux, suffered like their favorites before the initiatives of Bretons worn by a Jérémy Elusive Doku, who hit the post (49 ‘) and led rushes that would have deserved a better fate.

Despite their numerical inferiority, the Rennais had possession and dominated. They created the best situations for themselves – apart from two badly exploited cons on the Girondin side by Oudin and Sabaly at the end of the match.

In an unbearable end of the match, especially for the hearts of Aquitaine, Serhou Guirassy had the opportunity to equalize four times. Twice on admirably placed free kicks but with two strikes touching the wall, then on a header and a shot each time well read by the former Rennais Benoît Costil, happy to renew with a “clean-sheet”.

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