Oct 26, 2014 at 1pm UK at ​Route de Lorient
Rennes
2-0
Lille
Habibou (46'), Doucoure (54')
Andre (82')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sidibe (65'), Balmont (78')

Philippe Montanier eyes improved attacking performance from Rennes

Manager Philippe Montanier claims that Rennes are close to hitting top form in front of goal following their recent struggles.

Manager Philippe Montanier has claimed that his Rennes side are not far away from finding top form in front of goal ahead of Sunday's clash with Lille.

Rennes have only managed to find the net five times in their last nine Ligue 1 games, and Montanier fears that another goal-shy display could prove to be his team's downfall against another club desperate to hit their stride in attack.

"I hope our friends Lille will settle their problem after our game," the Rennes boss told reporters. "For us, we can produce a good performance, but if efficiency [in front of goal] is not present, there is no real progress.

"I feel we are not far away and hope it will materialise."

Rennes are currently 15th in the Ligue 1 table.

Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish midfielder Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates with his teammate Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani after scoring during the French L1 football match between Stade de Reims and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on August 8, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
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2Marseille22145345222347
3Lyon21136249212845
4MonacoMonaco21134448212743
5NantesNantes2210481921-234
6Nice2210482831-334
7Montpellier HSCMontpellier2271052015531
8Rennes229492730-331
9GuingampGuingamp228592429-529
10StrasbourgStrasbourg227692737-1027
11Caen2283111424-1027
12Bordeaux2275102431-726
13AmiensAmiens2274112024-425
14Dijon2274113145-1425
15Troyes2273122231-924
16Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2265112037-1723
17Angers2241082532-722
18Lille2264121933-1422
19Toulouse2255122032-1220
20Metz2143141735-1815
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