Nice-Rennes live: Delort finds the opening

BENITEZ’S STOP!

Another ball in depth from Laborde for Terrier who will sting his ball in front of Benitez! Stop of the Nice goalkeeper!

NICE SAVED ON HIS LINE!

Corner badly returned by Nice and Omari volleys! It’s saved on the line by Kluivert!

Big confusion between Traoré and Kluivert

Direct yellow cards for Kluivert and Traoré who made a head against head after a big duel!

THE TERRIER EQUALIZATION!

Here is the equalization of Rennes! Perfect free kick from Bourigeaud on the head of Terrier who deceives Benitez! 1 to 1!

reindeer back to the wall

The Bretons will have to whip to equalize in this meeting! They put their foot on the ball but come up against a big defense.

DELORT’S BUUUUUT!

Overflow from Atala who returns to his left foot but crosses from the outside of the right foot! He finds Delort who finishes the action with a header! 1 to 0 for Nice!

Time for changes?

The two coaches will surely have to make changes to try to tip the balance in the right direction.

GOUIRI’S CENTER-SHOT!

Found at the entrance to the surface, Amine Gouiri crosses which turns into a shot! Alemdar must pull out a stop!

THE POST OF LABORDE!

Huge opportunity for Rennes with Laborde found in the area! He hooks and continues with a powerful strike that Benitez deflects on the post!

It’s still disputed

The two teams engage in very intense duels! Delort dribbled in the area and fell after a shoulder shot! No penalty!

HALF-TIME IN NICE!

It’s the break at the Allianz Riviera! Still no goal between Nice and Rennes after 45 minutes of play! The Niçois are well padlocked and were almost led on a free kick from Bourigeaud!

BOURIGEAUD NOT FAR FROM A GREAT GOAL!

Yellow card for Todibo after a big sole on Bourigeaud! Behind Bourigeaud tries a direct free kick but Benitez takes it out with his fingertips!

Defensively it’s strong on both sides

Corner for Nice but it is still returned by the Rennes defense! The players run a lot without having any chances… Tactically, the two teams are on point.

HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR RENNES!

Lovro Majer goes to the limit of offside and tries to cross his shot but Benitez takes it out! Behind Terrier does not conclude, Majer was finally out of the game!

Nice wingers blocked on the ground

The Nice arrows fail to pick up speed and therefore are not dangerous! For the moment, Rennes is in control.

Nice is getting closer

Corner for Kluivert and he tries to find Dante but it is pushed back by the Rennes defense! Behind Dolberg thinks to score but he made a big mistake!

Nice struggles offensively

Since Gouiri’s opportunity, Nice can no longer be dangerous, which annoys Christophe Galtier!

Return from Rennes

Stade Rennais is back in the opposing camp with Terrier coming to get the balls. The block from Nice is moving well!

We slowed down

The pace of the meeting has dropped a notch and we are entering an observation phase. It fights a lot in the middle.

Gouiri and Kluivert forced to defend

In the system put in place by Galtier, Gouiri and Kluivert are forced to make defensive efforts leaving Delort and Dolberg in front.

GOUIRI’S STRIKE!

Already a big opportunity for OGC Nice with Gouiri! He plays with Aguerd and tries a curled shot that grazes Alemdar’s skylight!

Rennes pressure

Stade Rennes is putting a lot of pressure on the Nice camp with two outbursts from Truffert! The pressing is also high!

NICE-RENNES KICK-OFF!

And let’s go for this top-of-the-table shock between Nice-Rennes! In the event of victory, the two teams would put immense pressure on the 2nd, Marseille.

A few stats to know

Nice has won 41 Ligue 1 matches against Rennes (out of 97), and if successful, could establish its record against the same opponent (currently 41 victories also against St Etienne).
Rennes have won each of their last 5 Ligue 1 matches, their longest streak since December 2019 (also 5) and longest ongoing streak.

And the composition of Rennes!

Alemdar – Traoré (c), Omari, Aguerd, Truffert – Majer, Santamaria, Tait – Bourigeaud, Laborde, Terrier

And here is the composition of Nice! Dolberg and Gouiri line up with Kluivert

Benitez – Atal, Todibo, Dante (c), Bard – Kluivert, Rosario, Thuram, Gouiri – Delort, Dolberg

KICK-OFF FROM NICE-RENNES AT 5 PM!

Hello everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow the 30th day of Ligue 1 live and we will witness a clash at the top between Nice and Rennes! The winner would put immense pressure on the dolphin Marseille. Kick off at 5 p.m.!

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