This is the end of this meeting!
Nantes wins against Rennes (2-1), in a late match of the 36th day of Ligue 1, thanks to goals from Kalifa Coulibaly (45th) and Nicolas Pallois (71st) on one side against an achievement by Flavien Tait (32nd) on the other. Nantes are ninth, while Rennes are fifth, but see their Champions League spirits almost definitively vanish.
The Nantes defenders are solicited until the end!
Another knowledgeable player
It is Tait who is warned, after a foul on Corchia.
The Rennais come up against a Nantes defense, which resists!
In the area, Tel strikes from the right, but his ball flies over!
New yellow card out
It is Blas who is warned, after a foul on Doku.
Blas harangues the crowd
In the euphoria of their Coupe de France title, Nantes are about to bring down Rennes.
Two last changes in Rennes
Bourigeaud and Martin are replaced by Tel and Ugochukwu. In Nantes, Coco replaces Coulibaly.
Rennes could lose big
A defeat and Rennes could see their chances of seeing the Champions League next year almost completely go away!
From afar, Terrier hits from the right, but Lafont can grab the ball.
Triple change also in Rennes
Truffert, Majer and Laborde are replaced by Meling, Guirassy and Doku.
Rennes tries to react
From a distance, Tait strikes with the right foot, but it is countered by Pallois. In the surface, Martin insists, but he is also countered.
Nantes takes the advantage!!!!
On this corner, Pallois, served by Blas at the far post, takes the ball with a volley from the left and scores! What purpose!
We call for a hand in the box
Served on a touch, Moutoussamy, in the box, strikes from the left, but Bourigeaud counters him. We claim a hand, but Nantes recovers a corner.
Triple change in Nantes
Geubbels, Bukari and Cyprien are replaced by Merlin, Appiah and Kolo Muani.
First yellow card
It is Cyprien who is warned, after a foul on Tait.
We go blow for blow
In the area, Bourigeaud strikes from the right, but Fabio counters it. Opposite, Blas, from afar, tries his luck from the left, but it’s not on target.
Laborde has been forgotten!
After this corner shot from left to right, Laborde, at the far post, takes the ball with the sole of his right foot, but his ball flies wide!
This ball has been touched
It’s a corner for Rennes, conceded by Castelletto, on this ball from Tait.
If the score remains there…
… then Rennes would climb to fourth place in the standings.
Bukari gets a magnifying glass
After this corner, from a distance, Bukari takes his chance from the right, but his ball flies away!
Nantes gets a corner
With each climb, Nantes puts his opponent under pressure. Corner obtained by Geubbels.
Tait is in great shape!
In the penalty area, Tait shoots from the left, but his ball goes just wide!
Not much is happening…
Rennes rotate the ball and Nantes defend.
Bourigeaud takes his chance
From a distance, Bourigeaud triggers an attempt from the right, but Lafont can grab the ball. Opposite, Coulibaly is then reported in an offside position.
We are going to warm up in Rennes
Guirassy and Doku left for the warm-up.
We left with the same
No change to report at the break, on either side.
At the entrance to the surface, Tait takes his chance from the left, but Lafont deflects the ball, with the end of the gloves, for a corner!
Coulibaly already in action
From a distance, Coulibaly turns around and strikes from the right, but Gomis intervenes!
It’s time for the second period!
The kick-off was given and Nantes engaged.
At the end of the first 45 minutes of play, Nantes and Rennes are tied (1-1), with a goal from Kalifa Coulibaly (45th) on one side, against a goal from Flavien Tait (32nd) on the other.
Equalization of Nantes!!!!
Right side, in the penalty area, Bukari center strong in front of the goal. Coulibaly, from close, concludes with the right foot!
Coulibaly shows up
Served in the penalty area, Coulibaly places his head, but his ball flies over.
The firm hand of Lafont!
From a distance, Terrier strikes with his right foot, low to the ground, but Lafont quickly falls to the ground to ward off the danger, with a firm hand!
Rennes’ game leans to the right
Majer and Bourigeaud are prominent in this first period.
Bourigeaud takes a shot!
Bourigeaud takes care of an eccentric free kick on the left side. He chooses the direct strike from the right, but his ball hits the post!
Rennes goes on the attack
The Rennais will try to bring danger, on a corner obtained by Santamaria.
Coulibaly finally gets a corner for his own.
Tait scored his fifth Ligue 1 goal of the season.
Opening of the score for Rennes!!!
In the penalty area, Truffert strikes from the right, but Castelletto blocks it. On the right side, in the penalty area, Bourigeaud crosses back for Tait, who concludes with a shot from the right!
Burrow, him again
In the penalty area, Terrier wants to take the ball with his right foot, but he fails to bring danger.
Genesio is still not happy
The Rennes coach is not satisfied with the start of the game for his players.
Rennes has the ball
Possession of the ball is in favor of Rennes (59% against 41% for Monaco).
Terrier shows himself
On this new corner, Terrier, present in the penalty area, places his head, but his ball escapes the frame.
Rennes is dangerous!
On this corner, Laborde, in the penalty area, places his head, but he is countered by Castelletto. New corner for Rennes.
Finally a strike for Rennes
In the penalty area, Tait strikes with his right foot, but Castelletto blocks it and concedes the corner.
Genesio is furious
The Rennes coach is not happy with his men at the start of the game.
First strike of the match
From a distance, Bukari strikes with his right foot, but his ball misses.
Nantes residents respond
Nantes is starting to put its stamp on this derby. The Canaries try to bring danger from a corner, thanks to Bukari.
Fans make noise
Nantes have just won the Coupe de France. They are supported by an audience that responded.
Nantes shows itself
The Nantes people cornered the Rennais on their goal and tried to find a breach in the opposing block.
Rennes keeps the pace
The Rennais take their time and build their game, especially in the middle.
Rennes takes matters into its own hands
At the start of the game, Rennes already put their foot on the ball.
Let’s go for the first period!
The kick-off was given and Rennes engaged.
The composition of Rennes
A. Gomis – H. Traoré (c), Omari, Santamaria, Truffert – Bourigeaud, J. Martin, Majer, Tait – Terrier, Laborde.
Replacements: Alemdar (g), Assignon, Belocian, Meling, Ugochukwu, Diouf, Guirassy, Tel, Doku.
The composition of Nantes
Lafont (c) – Corchia, Castelletto, Pallois, Fabio – Bukari, Moutoussamy, Cyprien – Geubbels, Blas, Coulibaly.
Replacements: Petric (l), Appiah, Pereira de Sa, Merlin, Coco, Augustin, Kolo Muani, Simon.
Antony Gautier at the whistle
At the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, the referee of the match will be Antony Gautier.
Welcome to RMC Sport to follow live and in full Nantes – Rennes, late match counting for the 36th day of Ligue 1. The kick-off is scheduled for 9 p.m.