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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 14 31
2 Paris St Germain 14 30
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Nantes 14 24
5 Bordeaux 14 24
6 St Etienne 14 23
7 Rennes 14 22
8 Monaco 14 20
9 Montpellier 14 20
10 Reims 14 19
11 Nice 14 18
12 Metz 14 18
13 Toulouse 14 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