Majer delivers his own
For a long time, Stade Rennais during this first period, before finally winning 2-0 against Saint-Etienne.
After three shots, all off target, Lovro Majer is the first to adjust.
And it sucks.
After a long ball from Bourigeaud in the area, Mangala returns the ball in the axis, which bounces on Terrier.
Majer recovers, chest control, and quickly unleashes the strike.
A low and powerful shot from the left, which leaves Bernardoni flabbergasted on his line (42nd).
The Croatian midfielder is still omnipresent in the game at Stade Rennais this Saturday evening, with in particular five balls recovered and 68% of duels won (15/22).
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Santamaria, it's serious a notch lower
The Rennes defense was never worried during this meeting, as the Stéphanois struggled in front.
Again placed in central defense after Aguerd's withdrawal, Baptiste Santamaria has always been calm in the Rennes axis.
A good copy for the usual 27-year-old midfielder who exudes tranquility and serenity in this central defense.
147 balls played in total during the match for Santamaria, match record.
Impressive statistics during these 90 minutes against Saint-Etienne with in particular 92% of successful passes (124/135), 100% of duels won (7/7) and seven scraped balls.
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Mangala is outdated
When Kolodziejczak is absent, Mangala takes over.
Captain of the Greens, the French defender is guilty of the two goals from Rennes.
In the 42nd, the 31-year-old returned full axis after a cross from Bourigeaud and Majer scored the first goal of the game.
At the end of the game, he was guilty of an error of judgment on Guirassy's pass and allowed the Croatian to afford a double (84th).
16 possessions lost, in 38 disputed balls, for the Frenchman.
Saint-Etienne too limited
In ball possession, but also in attack, ASSE was too poor at Roazhon Park.
Evidenced by the 52 successful passes only in the first 45 minutes.
Deprived of Boudebouz, Khazri, Hamouma and Crivelli in front, the Greens struggled in attack.
Only six shots attempted during this meeting, and only three shots on target.
Too little to worry the people of Rennes, serene throughout this clash of extremes.
The Laborde of bad evenings
In difficulty in recent weeks, Gaétan Laborde was once again too discreet this Saturday evening at Roazhon Park.
Only 26 balls hit and two shots, off target.
In the first period, the striker did not adjust his head when he was alone at the penalty spot (20th).
After the hour of play, the former Montpellier player is too short to take over the very good cross from Traoré.
Only 10 successful passes (out of 17 attempted) and 29% of duels won.
Three faults committed by the French striker, replaced by Guirassy in the 75th.