Rennes’ Senegalese ahead Mbaye Niang (R) scores his crew’s second aim previous Nimes’ French goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni (C) through the French L1 Soccer match between Stade Rennais Soccer Membership and Nimes Olympique, on February 23, 2020, on the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, western France. JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP
M’Baye Niang scored a double, together with an 89th-minute winner, as Rennes edged out Nimes 2-1 on Sunday to retake third place from Lille in Ligue 1.
Senegal worldwide Niang helped Julien Stephan’s facet get well from a aim down and finish a three-match winless streak within the league, whereas snapping lowly Nimes’ four-match successful run.
Rennes at the moment are one level away from final season’s runners-up Lille, who beat rock-bottom Toulouse Three-Zero on Saturday, within the race for the third and remaining Champions League spot.
Marseille sit second, eight factors forward of Rennes however 10 factors adrift of runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who host Bordeaux afterward Saturday.
Nimes, whose robust latest run has given them recent hope of avoiding relegation, grabbed the lead inside the primary minute when Nolan Roux picked out the highest nook.
Niang levelled simply six minutes later, diverting in a unfastened ball contained in the field.
Nimes centre-back Anthony Briancon was despatched off early within the second half to go away the guests right down to 10 males, and Rennes finally took benefit.
Niang was left unmarked to nod dwelling his 10th league aim of the marketing campaign.