Lens-Rennes live: Lens wins at the finish, Rennes remains out of the top 3, Genesio angry

Genesio’s cold anger

Bruno Genesio in a press conference: “The feeling that dominates? Rather anger. Tonight we do not deserve anything, even if the goal is in the 89th. This defeat is completely different. We had lost matches by creating a lot of ‘opportunities but tonight, it’s a catastrophic match. It’s time to get back to the basics and behave again as a team. In the offensive aspect with the ball, we were catastrophic. It is especially in this aspect that we were draws. We were not a team but eleven individuals on the field. “


It’s over at Bollaert-Delelis! Lens won at the finish against Rennes thanks to Wesley Said, final score 1 to 0! With this result, Racing goes back to 6th place three points from 3rd place. The Bretons remain out of the top 3 and will not have shown much tonight.

3 minutes of additional time

We will have three more minutes in this meeting! Guirassy enters in Martin’s place to make a difference!


LENS GOODS! 1 TO 0 FOR RACING AFTER AN INSIPIDAL MATCH! Clauss overflows on the right and crosses at the near post for Said! He powerfully strikes and pierces Alemdar!

Sotoca makes its comeback

It’s Florian Sotoca’s turn to make his entrance for a few more minutes. Seko Fofana, very discreet in the second period, leaves his place.

Corentin Jean remains on the ground

Big duel between Assignon and Jean who takes a big nudge and a kick while falling to the ground! No luck for the Lensois who will get up!


Very powerful strike from Jean at the entrance to the area which pushes Alemdar to a good stop! He pushes back on Kalimuendo who thinks to conclude but is tackled at the last moment!

Lens returns to the box

Very interesting free kick for Lens and Clauss will pull it closer to the corner line. He gives back to Said who sees his shot deflected for a corner!

Bourigeaud left his place

The evening captain Bourigeaud, 200 matches with Rennes, gives way to Tchaouna for the last minutes!

Another loss of Rennes ball

It’s already been two passes that end in touch in a few minutes for Rennes! Bruno Genesio is slightly annoyed and lets it be known!

Three changes for Haise

Kakuta, Pereira Da Costa and Frankowski come off the pitch! Berg, Jean and Said make their entrance on the lawn of the Bollaert-Delelis stadium!

Both defenses are strong

In order not to overwhelm the attacks, we can say that the defenses are very well in place tonight. It’s almost a shame for the spectators!

Doku already hurts

Doku’s first percussion which picks up speed Medina before centering out of balance! What an acceleration of the Belgian!


Perfect center of Bourigeaud for a slightly weird return of Tait! It is not framed but Laborde appears to deceive Leca. Off-side !

Double change for Rennes

Bruno Genesio will launch two new players in the bath! Doku and Tait come into play and replace Terrier and Majer.

Lens is putting the pressure back on

The Lensois turn around the surface and try twice to strike! Pereira Da Costa is countered just like his partner Fofana!


It’s the break at Bollaert-Delelis! Lens and Rennes do not have to score in this first period and conceding for the moment the draw. Only Seko Fofana, very dangerous, put pressure on this Rennes defense. The Bretons, them, did not exist much.

The break should not be long

We shouldn’t have much additional time, the ball has not stopped living in this game. And yet, the opportunities were lacking!

Kakuta a little imprinted

For the moment, Gael Kakuta is not yet in the rhythm and struggles to organize the Lensois game! Fortunately for Lens, Fofana is here!

Only one occasion in 36 minutes

If it’s raining downpours, the same can’t be said about the occasions! Only Fofana knew how to be dangerous in this meeting, for the rest, it’s complicated.

Laborde makes the difference

On a touch, Laborde realizes a beautiful body feint and goes into overflowing! He crosses right foot towards Terrier but Leca throws himself on the ball.


Kalimuendo’s ball in depth on a heel for Fofana who feigns the strike three times before trying his luck! His shot is lightly countered and goes for a corner!

Reindeer deprived of balloons

The Bretons find it difficult to exist in this meeting! The ball is controlled by Lens without being very dangerous. Clauss begins to show himself!

Lens is positioned

Corner for Lens and it will be taken by Clauss! It is returned by Bourigeaud but rebelote. Lens intensifies the pressure but Rennes pushes everything back!

Assignon hurts on his side

The Rennes side Assignon has already made three very interesting climbs and is putting the Lens defense in difficulty. He crosses hard but does not find Laborde!

Rennes is moving well

Nice counterattack from Rennes with Terrier who finds Bourigeaud by breaking the lines! The Breton environment gives Assignon who is narrowly exceeded!

First yellow card for Medina!

Already a first yellow card in this match for Medina after a very late stamp on Assignon! The referee did not hesitate!

Truffert misses the target

We start on the other side with a counter-attack launched by Truffert! The Rennes winger forgets Laborde on the left and tries a low shot. It is out of frame!


Superb counter-attack from Lens led by Kalimuendo! The former Parisian gives in depth to Fofana who immediately gives back to his partner! Kalimuendo strikes with one touch and forces Alemdar to a stop!

Fofana, always him!

Another good movement of Fofana on the left side and he centers in imbalance! His center turns into a strike and forces Alemdar to deflect the attempt!

Fofana improves the ball

Already a good overflow from Seko Fofana who works on the left! He gives back to Kakuta who tries to get into a striking position, in vain.

It’s raining a lot in Lens

Watch out for weather conditions that could disrupt the game for both teams! We are on yellow alert for flooding in the region!


And let’s go for this Lens-Rennes, match counting for the 20th day of Ligue 1! The Bretons can integrate the top 3 in case of victory and put pressure on Nice.

Only one match this Saturday

This is the only Ligue 1 match this Saturday, Lille-Lorient having been postponed due to numerous cases of Covid among the Merlus. Friday at the opening of this 20th day, OM won in Bordeaux

Bollaert is doing well at Rennes

Rennes have not lost any of their last seven games on the lawn of Lens

Genesio had reassembled concerning the Covid protocol

It was within the framework of the Coupe de France and the Rennes coach had not mince words

The Rennes component

Doku on the bench

Alemdar – Assignon, Omari, Badé, Truffert – Bourigeaud, Martin, Santamaria, Majer – Terrier, Laborde

The composition of Lens

With the returns of Gradit and Kakuta in the eleven

Leca – Gradit, Danso, Medina – Frankowski, Doucouré, Fofana, Clauss – Kakuta, Da Costa – Kalimuendo

Good evening everyone!

Lens and Rennes, two of the most attractive teams at the start of the season, have struggled for several weeks and are looking to relaunch in the league at the start of the year. In front of their public, the Sang et Or are in great need of it. Lens remains on six games without a win (3 draws, 3 losses), and especially two consecutive defeats in Ligue 1. The RCL slipped to 9th place in the standings. The situation of the Breton club is not brighter. Stade Rennais had three defeats against direct competitors and a pitiful elimination in the Coupe de France against Nancy, the red lantern of Ligue 2. The fact remains that a success tonight at Bollaert would allow Bruno Genesio’s men to recover at least temporarily on the podium.

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Lens-Rennes live: Lens wins at the finish, Rennes remains out of the top 3, Genesio angry