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Ligue 1: Amine Gouiri, a timely awakening for Stade Rennes


Author of a double against Strasbourg on Wednesday, the Breton striker found the net at the best time for the Red and Black who host LOSC this Saturday (9 p.m.).


After seven Ligue 1 games without scoring, Amine Gouiri found the net this Wednesday at Roazhon Park against RC Strasbourg Alsace (3-0).

The Breton striker even offered himself a double, thus allowing Stade Rennes to bounce back in the best possible way after their loss against FC Lorient (2-1) a few days earlier.

In a season, there are always ups and downs, and this month of January was difficult.

We were keen to restart the machine

, ”he explained after the match.

A rebound that will have to be confirmed this Saturday evening (9 p.m.) against LOSC.

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Promising beginnings then...

Snatched from OGC Nice at the very end of the summer transfer window for a substantial sum - €28 million -, the player trained at Olympique Lyonnais arrived in Brittany with the heavy task of replacing Gaëtan Laborde who made the opposite journey.

And from his first matches, he proves to be up to the expectations that weigh on him.

Before the truce relating to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he scored six goals, including five consecutively during the month of October.

He is then clearly one of the strong men of the rise in the classification of Stade Rennais.

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However, at the start of the season, the French international hopeful was not at his best.

I had arrived at the end of the transfer window and I was not very well physically.

Afterwards I was able to continue

, ”he recently confided on

RTL Foot


But his good momentum did not last.

From November, he experienced a period of scarcity.

And these weeks without having shaken the nets correspond to the slack of the Breton club (3 defeats since the end of the 2022 World Cup), even if it has, in this period of time, won a prestigious victory against Paris SG ( 1-0).



The best moments of Amine Gouiri at the Olympique Lyonnais training center

The need to replace Martin Terrier

In this sense, the awakening of Amine Gouiri last Wednesday is timely for Stade Rennes (5th) which is fighting for Europe or even for the podium.

It is all the more so since it is essential for the Rouge et Noir to compensate for the loss of Martin Terrier, seriously injured in the knee and unavailable for many months.

The influence of the ex-Lillois, in the game and in the finish, is considerable, as evidenced by his nine goals scored and his four assists delivered in just sixteen league matches.

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Facing RC Strasbourg Alsace, the 22-year-old striker has largely made up for the absence of his partner with whom he quickly created a technical bond on the pitch.

By scoring a double of course, but also in the other compartments of the game. Bruno Genesio also wanted to salute his "

big job of moving

" when the Breton club had the ball and his "


" work when he didn't. didn't have.

Will he be able to repeat this great performance this Saturday evening (9 p.m.) against LOSC, a direct competitor for Europe?

In any case, he will have to if he wants to achieve his goal of “

knowing the Champions League

” with the Rouge et Noir, as he announced on

RTL Foot


Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-02-03

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