Result: Rennes 0-1 Lyon

Yoann Gourcuff scores the only goal as Lyon cruise to victory over 10-man Rennes at Route de Lorient.

Lyon have begun the Ligue 1 season with a comfortable win over 10-man Rennes at Route de Lorient.

The visitors scored the only goal of the game after 16 minutes when Yoann Gourcuff calmly tucked away Jimmy Briand's low cross.

Jires Kembo-Ekoko was shown a straight red card on the half-hour mark following a terrible tackle on Remy Vercoutre.

Despite failing to add to their lead, Lyon used their numerical advantage to excellent effect by denying their opponents possession and the victory never looked in doubt.

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5Lyon6321117411
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15Rennes6123910-15
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17Lille612347-35
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