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Route de Lorient 10th February 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: S Ennjimi

Rennes Rennes vs Toulouse Toulouse

Rennes 2

R Alessandrini (79)
M Erdinc (84)

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Rennes leave it late

Last Updated: 10/02/13 6:53pm

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Mevlut Erding Romain and Alessandrini Rennes celebrate

Mevlut Erding Romain and Alessandrini Rennes celebrate

Two late goals by Romain Alessandrini and Mevlut Erding guided Rennes to their first victory in three games as they beat Toulouse in Ligue 1.

Alessandrini struck 11 minutes from time pouncing on a rare error by Toulouse goalkeeper Ali Ahamada before Erding volleyed home five minutes later to confirm victory and leave the visitors winless in three matches.

It was the hosts who started the better, Ahamada making the first save of the game from Alessandrini's right-footed strike before the keeper denied Sadio Diallo's snap shot from distance.

However, Toulouse almost went ahead midway through the half, Etienne Didot volleying a low shot against the post from Franck Tabanou's pass.

The visitors were then inches from taking the lead just before half-time when Wissam Ben Yedder's curled free-kick went just over the bar.

The second half belonged to Rennes.

Erding's low drive was repelled by Ahamada, Alessandrini's volley on the edge of the box was deflected away by the Toulouse defence before Julien Feret was inches from pouncing on Jean Makoun's deflected volley.

Frederic Antonetti's side went even closer a little over a quarter of an hour from time when Alessandrini headed Kevin Theophile-Catherine's cross on to the far post.

Erding's low shot was then blocked by Ahamada as Rennes laid siege to the Toulouse goal which was eventually breached after 79 minutes.

Costil's long kick was flicked on by Feret in the six-yard box and, after all his heroics, Ahamada made a poor clearance and Alessandrini kicked the ball into the empty net.

The hosts wrapped up victory five minutes later when Abdoulaye Sane's cross to the far post found Erding who volleyed home past a stranded Ahamada.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15