Nov 9, 2013 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Armand Cesari
Bastia
1-0
Rennes
Bruno (8')
Bruno (31')
FT(HT: 1-0)

M'Bengue (36'), Bakayoko (80')

Result: Gianni Bruno winner helps Bastia leapfrog Rennes

Bastia leapfrog Rennes in Ligue 1 thanks to a 1-0 win at Stade Armand Cesari.

Gianni Bruno scored the only goal of the game as Bastia picked up a 1-0 win over Rennes in Ligue 1 on Saturday night.

The result at Stade Armand Cesari moves the home side above the visitors in the French top tier.

Bastia's Belgian forward Gianni Bruno celebrates after scoring a goal during a French L1 football match against Rennes at the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia on November 9, 2013© Getty Images

Bastia got off to a great start when Bruno held off his marker in the penalty area before poking the ball into the corner to put the hosts ahead in the eighth minute.

Rennes had several chances to find an equaliser with the two best opportunities coming just before half time.

First Foued Kadir spurned a chance from the right of the box high and wide, before Jonathan Pitroipa curled an effort from the left of the area just wide of the far post.

Bastia nearly doubled their lead on the hour mark when Sebastien Squillaci nodded across the six-yard area to Romaric, but his header back across the face of goal was brilliantly saved in the top corner by Benoit Costil.

The win moves Bastia into the top half of Ligue 1 to ninth, leapfrogging Rennes, who are 10th.

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