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Lorient continued to play well and the next player to try his luck was Gilles Sunu, although his shot from just outside the box went narrowly wide of the post.
Then in the 17th minute Traore got the goal that Lorient deserved. He was found by a Jeremie Aliadiere cross and made no mistake with his header.
Rennes got into the game after going behind, but did not manage to level until the 72nd minute through a Paul-Georges Ntep header.
Both sides went for the win but apart from an Vincent Aboubakar effort for Lorient that was saved neither side created enough in the second half to take all the points.