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French Ligue 1

Du Roudourou (ATT 16,779) 5th October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: L Jaffredo

Guingamp Guingamp vs Rennes Rennes

Guingamp 2

J Sorbon (47)
M Yatabare (69)


Rennes 0

N Oliveira (S/O 63)

Guingamp bounce back

Last Updated: 05/10/13 9:43pm

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Jeremy Sorbon celebrates for Guingamp

Jeremy Sorbon celebrates for Guingamp

Second-half goals from Jeremy Sorbon and Mustapha Yatabare helped Guingamp to their second win in three Ligue 1 games as they edged to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Rennes.

Sorbon opened the scoring three minutes after the interval, while their cause was helped greatly by Portugal international Nelson Oliveira's dismissal just after the hour mark.

Yatabare ensured there was no way back for Rennes as Guingamp made their one-man advantage pay as they bounced back from last week's defeat at Nice in style.

They were indebted to their goalkeeper Guy N'dy Assembe, who made a couple of vital saves.

The on-loan Nancy custodian was first called upon to make a fantastic reflex save from Oliveira's strike from close range.

Guingamp slowly grew into the match and their first chance came when Claudio Beauvue curled into the side netting, while forward Christophe Mandanne volleyed narrowly over the bar.

Beauvue continued to be a thorn in Rennes' side and he took a chance from just outside the area, with Rennes goalkeeper Benoit Costil punching clear.

It remained goalless at the break but it took just three minutes after the resumption for the deadlock to be broken.

Turkish midfielder Fatih Atik swung in a corner from the left, where Sorbon rose highest to head powerfully into the net.

The visitors almost replied straight away but Assembe turned away a fierce strike from Foued Kadir, who was again denied by the home keeper a minute later after running into the area and firing towards the corner.

Rennes' hopes then took a blow in the 64th minute as Oliveira, who was booked three minutes earlier, was given his marching orders for a tackle from behind on Mandanne.

And six minutes later, they were 2-0 down as Yatabare slotted home from close range after latching on to an amazing pass from Younousse Sankhare.

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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