Sep 20, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Stade Velodrome
Marseille
3-0
Rennes
Gignac (50', 63'), Alessadrini (94')
N'Koulou (64')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Armand (93')

Result: Andre-Pierre Gignac brace gives Marseille victory

Andre-Pierre Gignac scores twice in the second half as Marseille beat Rennes 3-0 in Ligue 1.

Andre-Pierre Gignac scored twice in the second half to lead Marseille a 3-0 win over Rennes in Ligue 1 this evening.

Marseille's French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac scores his second goal during the French L1 football match Olympique of Marseille (OM) versus Rennes at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

The first chance of the match fell to the visitors, as Paul-Georges Ntep tried to slice the ball in from a tight angle, but Steve Mandanda held on to the shot.

Marseille soon started to dominate possession, but only Gignac forced Benoit Costil into action in the Rennes goal before half time.

The hosts looked dangerous at the start of the second half, and managed to break the deadlock just six minutes in when Gignac unleashed a low drive from the middle of the box.

Giannelli Imbula had a chance to double Marseille's lead just a couple of minutes later when he tried to tap in from Dimitri Payet's cross, but he fired straight at the keeper.

Gignac fired in a second just after the hour mark after Rennes cleared a corner, only for the striker to find the net from 20 yards out.

The striker looked for a hat-trick as the match progressed, but drifted offisde while waiting for a cross from Dimitri Payet before firing wide from a Rod Fanni pass inside the final 10 minutes.

Ntep tried to get Rennes back into the tie late on but had his shot blocked, while Vincent Pajot headed straight into the hands of Mandanda late on.

The miss allowed the hosts to finish the match in emphatic style, as Romain Alessandrini curled the ball into the top corner from a stoppage-time free kick.

The result moves Marseille to the top of the table, while Rennes sit seventh.

Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac after scoring his team's third goal against Bastia during their Ligue 1 match on February 8, 2014
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