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French Ligue 1

Parc des Sports 24th August 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Stephane Jochem

Evian Evian Thonon Gaillar vs Rennes Rennes

Evian 1

K Berigaud (49)


Rennes 2

N Oliveira (pen 11, 34)

Evian slip to bottom

Last Updated: 24/08/13 9:49pm

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Celebrations for Rennes.

Celebrations for Rennes.

Evian slipped to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table as a Nelson Oliveira brace sealed a 2-1 win for Rennes.

The Portuguese netted from the penalty spot after 11 minutes and doubled the visitors' lead 11 minutes before the break.

Kevin Berigaud got a goal back for Evian four minutes into the second half but they could not get the equaliser that would have kept them off the foot of the table.

Oliveira had his first after Youssouf Sabaly fouled Jonathan Pitroipa in the penalty area and the Benfica loanee sent Bertrand Laquait the wrong way with his spot kick.

Evian could have been level just four minutes later as Berigaud surged down the left and found Marco Ruben but his shot from the edge of the box was well saved by Benoit Costil.

Jean Makoun then found Mevlut Erding and he should have grabbed a second for Rennes but he fired his shot wide.

Rennes were well on top and just before the half time Julien Feret's free-kick picked out Kevin Theophile-Catherine who hit a sweet volley but saw it come back off the crossbar.

In the 34th minute the visitors had the second goal their dominance deserved as Feret set off on a mazy run and found Oliveira who drilled home from the edge of the penalty area with the help of a small deflection.

But the deficit was reduced shortly after the break as Modou Sougou crossed the ball to Berigaud who fired home an unstoppable volley.

And just four minutes later the home side were almost level with Sougou finding space in the box but Costil was equal to his effort.

The Senegalese was causing all sorts of trouble for Rennes and brought a brilliant save from Costil as he got his head on a Cedric Barbosa cross but the equaliser was not to come.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 10 25
2 Paris St Germain 10 18
3 Bordeaux 10 18
4 Lyon 10 17
5 St Etienne 10 17
6 Nantes 10 16
7 Metz 10 15
8 Lille 10 15
9 Toulouse 10 14
10 Monaco 10 14
11 Montpellier 10 14
12 Nice 10 14
13 Rennes 10 12
14 Reims 10 11
15 Lorient 10 10
16 Bastia 10 10
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 10 10
18 Caen 10 9
19 Guingamp 10 9
20 RC Lens 10 8