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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2MonacoMonaco27176467293857
3Marseille26167356292755
4Lyon26147556322449
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8Rennes26105113235-335
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12Caen2695122030-1032
13Dijon2695123652-1632
14StrasbourgStrasbourg2787123247-1531
15Troyes2684142434-1028
16Toulouse2777132536-1128
17Lille2676132541-1627
18AmiensAmiens2675142230-826
19Angers26510112739-1225
20Metz2653182347-2418
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