Lorient managed to trap Rennes in this Breton derby (0-1). The rigor of the Hakes surpassed the clumsiness of Rennes.
Rennes misses its entry into Ligue 1 and concedes (already) its first defeat against rival Lorient (0-1). Despite their 21 shots and 63% ball possession, Rennes could never shake Mvogo’s nets. The Hakes have achieved a feat that has not been seen for 10 years.
Enzo Le Fée, the nugget
22 years old and all his teeth. The Lorient midfielder carried his partners to success this Sunday afternoon. Serious, involved and technically very fair, the Hake impressed. A formidable passer, Le Fée also tried things in front of goal (with a 50-meter lob on Mandanda in the 68th minute, just above …), while thinking of defending. Big game from number 10 Lorient.
Mvogo, the last bastion
The Merlus goalkeeper had a great game, notably with an extraordinary save on Doku in the very last seconds. He could not have dreamed better for his debut with Rennes in Ligue 1, he who has always been an understudy in his career… Until now.
Régis Le Bris, the master tactician
The Lorient coach has implemented the perfect tactic to overcome his Rennes rival. For his debut in Ligue 1 with Lorient, Le Bis achieved the feat of stopping the fourth in the last championship, on his lawn please.
Theate couldn’t do worse
For his debut in Ligue 1 with Stade Rennais, the Belgian defender scored against his camp and gave the victory to the Breton rival. And beyond this gross error (unlucky it must be said on the center of Kalulu), the Rennes rookie had difficulty in his reminders and was warned for a big foul on Laurienté who went on goal in the 87th minute. Game to quickly forget…
The Rennes attack and its skeet shots
21 shots and only 6 on target… The Laborde-Bourigeaud-Terrier trio was not good, and that’s the least we can say. Two of these three players also gave up their place during the match (Laborde and Bourigeaud in the 74th minute). Stade Rennais was one of the best attacks in the championship last year, but that clearly did not show this Sunday afternoon. In glaring lack of efficiency, the Rennes offensive triplet will have to redeem themselves next weekend against Monaco.