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French Ligue 1

Route de Lorient 24th April 2013 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: L Duhamel

Rennes Rennes vs Troyes Troyes

Rennes 1

J Feret (pen 31)


Troyes 2

J Bahebeck (5)
J Brechet (27)

Rare win for Troyes

Last Updated: 24/04/13 8:29pm

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Jeremie Brechet: Scored for Troyes

Jeremie Brechet: Scored for Troyes

Troyes picked up only their fifth win of the Ligue 1 season with a 2-1 victory at Rennes but remain bottom of the overall standings.

Following on from their Coupe de France quarter-final win over Nancy, Troyes took control after Jean-Christophe Bahebeck and Jeremie Brechet both scored ahead of Rennes midfielder Julien Feret's 30th-minute penalty to seal a much-needed win.

The result means Troyes are now six points from safety with five league games remaining, including matches against fellow strugglers Ajaccio and Evian.

It was a perfect start for Troyes at the Stade de la Route de Lorient when Bahebeck put them ahead in the fourth minute.

Rincon started a counter-attack from the heart of defence and combined with Stephane Darbion and Chris Mavinga, who managed to free striker Bahebeck for a low drive into Benoit Costil's net.

Minutes later, the Rennes goalkeeper was forced to make a superb reflex save to deny a confident Troyes side their second from a dangerous Fabien Camus free-kick.

Benjamin Nivet tested the stopper again with a low strike on the 20-minute mark as the visitors dominated the early play, and they did not have to wait long to double their lead as the unmarked Brechet beat Costil with a header six minutes later.

It was Camus again who delivered a testing 30-yard free-kick, finding Brechet at the near post who buried the ball without hesitation.

Feret pulled one back from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark after Rincon handled the ball in the area, and it proved to be Rennes only real sight of goal, bar a Jonathan Pitroipa strike midway through the second half.

Troyes then missed the chance to add a third in stoppage time after Rennes defender Mavinga gave away a penalty for handball, with Camus' spot-kick being saved by Costil.

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French Ligue 1

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