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Round 17 review: Rennes hit back, PSG escape unscathed

Round 17 review: Rennes hit back, PSG escape unscathed

Publish on 12/06 at 08:53 - L.DAVEY


Rennes thrashed Saint-Etienne, PSG stole a point at Lens and brilliant Brest brought Marseille back down to earth. Meanwhile, Monaco and LOSC registered much-needed victories on another dramatic weekend. Check out the action from Round 17 of Ligue 1 Uber Eats here!

Pochettino: 'Not our best night'

Gini Wijnaldum’s injury-time header against Lens ensured Paris Saint-Germain escaped the Stade Bollaert-Delelis with a 1-1 draw.

Lens deservedly took the lead through Seko Fofana's shot from range (62') but Les Sang et Or hearts were broken in the dying seconds when Wijnaldum rose highest to head home Kylian Mbappé's cross.

"It was not our best night," said PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino whose introduction of Kylian Mbappé in the 70th minute sparked a stuttering Parisian performance into life. "This game shows how difficult it is to win in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Today was tough but we need to give Lens credit because they are a very good team."

Terrific Terrier lifts Rennes

Rennes bounced back in style from their midweek defeat to LOSC by thrashing basement boys Saint-Etienne 5-0 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Two goals from Martin Terrier (22' & 28') - both assisted by Lovro Majer - got Rennes up and running before an unfortunate Yvann Maçon own goal on the stroke of half time, all but ended the contest.

Majer then completed a hat-trick of assists to ensure Terrier completed a goal scoring hat-trick of his own (48'), before Lesley Ugochukwu added another seven minutes from time, to send Bruno Genesio's men back into second place.

"It is always a pleasure to score goals and this is the first hat-trick of my career." said Rennes forward Martin Terrier. "I am very happy as it helped my team claim three points. It's one of my most complete matches. Today there were a lot of spaces and we took advantage of it."

Brest silence the Vélodrome

Brest made it a sensational sixth-consecutive win, overcoming Marseille 2-1 at the Orange Vélodrome.

Gerson's second goal in a week broke the deadlock for the hosts (29') but Romain Faivre converted his fifth penalty this season and his seventh goal of the campaign overall, to bring the visitors level (52'). Franck Honorat's strike won it for Brest with 20 minutes remaining to lift Michel Der Zakarian's men into tenth on the table. 

"Everything that we did very well in the first half was missing in the second," said a frustrated OM coach Jorge Sampaoli. "After the equaliser, our game deteriorated, Brest gained confidence and performed better than us. I am disappointed by our performance."

Strasbourg rout Nice

Nice suffered their second home defeat in a week after losing 3-0 to Strasbourg at the Allianz Riviera.

Ludovic Ajorque netted his 8th goal of the season (21') to open the scoring for the visitors before second-half strikes from Habib Diallo (82') and Adrien Thomasson (84') condemned Les Aiglons to their fifth reverse of the season. Strasbourg climbed to sixth on the table with the victory. 

LOSC break home hoodoo 

LOSC fought back from a goal down to beat Troyes 2-1 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy - their first home league victory for two months.

Tristan Dingomé put the visitors in front (6') before Jonathan David notched his 11th league goal of the season to put the home side on level terms (48'). An unfortunate own-goal from Troyes defender Jimmy Giroudon sealed the win for the reigning champions five-minutes from time.

Monaco round off impressive week

Monaco made it back to back wins after a convincing 4-0 thrashing of Metz at the Stade Louis II.

Goals from Sofiane Diop (2'), Kevin Volland (44'), Gelson Martins (57') and Wissam Ben Yedder (87') sent the principality side up to seventh on the table.

Bordeaux battle for a point 

Bordeaux twice came from behind to salvage a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Lyon at the Matmut Atlantique.

Jason Denayer headed OL in front (29') before Vladimir Petkovic's men replied via a Malo Gusto own-goal (36').Thiago Mendes put Les Gones back in front with a thunderous finish (41') but in-form Honduran striker Alberth Elis tucked away his fifth goal of the season to claim a point for the hosts. 

Angers edge out Reims

Angelo Fulgini's 75th Minute winner gave Angers all three points against Reims in a close encounter at the Stade Auguste Delaune.

Sofiane Boufal put Gérald Baticle's men ahead from the penalty spot (49') before Hugo Ekitike converted a penalty of his own on the hour, to register his 6th goal of an impressive campaign so far. But Fulgini won it for Angers with 15 minutes to play to keep Angers in eighth position and in contention for a European place.

Narrow win for Montpellier

Elye Wahi's 28th minute curler was enough for Montpellier to overcome struggling Clermont at the Stade de la Mosson.

Montpellier sit in ninth place on the table whilst freefalling Clermont occupy 18th.

Six to forget for Lorient

Wylan Cyprien's goal seven minutes from time ensured Nantes claimed a 1-0 victory at Lorient.

The result means Lorient have lost six-consecutive Ligue 1 Uber Eats games and hover just two points above the drop zone.