MX23RW : Tuesday, February 19 01:27:56
Nov 29, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Route de Lorient
Rennes
2-0
MonacoMonaco
Abdennour (10' og.), Toivonen (19')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Result: Monaco lose out to classy Rennes with 2-0 defeat

Rennes cruise to a comfortable 2-0 victory over AS Monaco in Ligue 1, thanks to an own goal from Aymen Abdennour and a first-half finish from Ola Toivonen.

Aymen Abdennour's own goal and a clinical finish from Ola Toivonen have ensured Rennes some breathing space above Monaco in the Ligue 1 table.

They defeated Leonardo Jardim's men 2-0 at the Stade de la Route de Lorient in Ligue 1 this evening.

Rennes' Swedish forward Ola Toivonen celebrates with Rennes' French defender Sylvain Armand after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Rennes against Monaco on November 29, 2014© Getty Images

The first half did not produce the start that Monaco were hoping for as they looked to usurp Rennes in seventh place, with Abdennour somehow managing to put the ball into his own net with just 10 minutes played.

Monaco's early misery was compounded only minutes later when Rennes marksman Toivonen broke free to latch on to a cross from Paul-Georges Ntep and tuck home into the bottom corner with his right foot.

A desperate-looking Monaco went in search of a route back into the game and Dimitar Berbatov almost found it when he met Bernardo Silva's cross, only to head wide of the post as Rennes went into the interval with a healthy advantage.

The visitors put the pressure on in the second half as they looked for a vital goal, but Elderson Echiejile was denied by the crossbar, before Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco saw his attempt kept out at the bottom corner as Rennes held out for an important win.

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Rennes' Swedish forward Ola Toivonen celebrates with his teammate Rennes' Polish forward Kamil Grosicki after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Stade Rennais FC and Evian-Thonon Gaillard FC on August 16, 2014
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