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Route de Lorient 12th January 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: T Chapron

Rennes Rennes vs Bordeaux Bordeaux

Rennes 0

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Bordeaux 2

Y Gouffran (57)
H Saivet (66)

Bordeaux halt Rennes run

Last Updated: 12/01/13 10:03pm

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Yoan Gouffran: Gave Bordeaux the lead

Yoan Gouffran: Gave Bordeaux the lead

Yoan Gouffran and Henri Saivet scored the goals as Bordeaux stopped Rennes making it three Ligue 1 wins on the trot and drew level with their opponents in the table.

Rennes went into the game in fourth place and looking to close the gap on the top three but Bordeaux had other ideas and recorded their first win since mid-November after previously scoring just three goals in six league games.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp was in the crowd to reportedly watch Rennes' Yann M'Vila but he did not have the best of nights, making the mistake which led to the opening goal.

In the first minute Rennes' Mevlut Erding was picked out by Julien Feret but his shot on the turn was blocked by Henrique and Romain Alessandrini shot wide of the left post from the rebound.

M'Vila set up Romain Danze after 17 minutes but his shot from 25 yards was not held by Cedric Carrasso, with Henrique putting the ball out for a corner.

Rennes continued to dominate the first half and Feret whipped in a free-kick from the left but Erding's shot was into the side netting.

But despite dominating possession Rennes could not make any of their chances tell.

Bordeaux made them pay after 57 minutes when M'Vila gave the ball away and Fahid Ben Khalfallah released Gouffran, who beat the advancing Benoit Costil to open the scoring.

The visitors doubled their lead nine minutes later when Mariano put Saivet through, the half-time substitute holding off Onyekachi Apam before firing a right-footed shot in off the underside off the crossbar.

Bordeaux nearly added to their total with six minutes to go as Henrique rose above Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik and powered in a header which Costil saved at the expense of another corner.

But Bordeaux had already done enough to take all three points as Rennes paid the price for failing to find the target in the first half.

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Table

French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 14 30
2 Marseille 13 28
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Bordeaux 13 24
5 Nantes 13 23
6 Rennes 14 22
7 St Etienne 13 22
8 Monaco 14 20
9 Reims 14 19
10 Nice 14 18
11 Metz 14 18
12 Toulouse 13 17
13 Montpellier 13 17
14 Lille 13 16
15 Bastia 14 14
16 Caen 14 13
17 Lorient 14 13
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 13 13
19 Guingamp 14 12
20 RC Lens 14 11