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Rennes beat Bordeaux 6-0 and moved into 4th place, Monaco 5th

January 16, 2022 GMT

PARIS (AP) — Rennes bounced back in style from three straight defeats by beating struggling Bordeaux 6-0 at home to reclaim fourth place in the French league on Sunday.

Striker Gaetan Laborde and winger Martin Terrier have each scored to reach 10 league goals apiece this season – as many as Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.

Terrier gave Rennes the lead before captain Benjamin Bourigeaud scored just before the break. Laborde struck on the hour mark before Adrien Truffert netted in the 69th minute and fellow substitute Serhou Guirassy netted twice in the closing stages.

Philippe Clément’s first home game in charge of Monaco saw French striker Wissam Ben Yedder score twice in a 4-0 home win. Monaco edged Lens on goal difference in the fifth.

Strasbourg moved up to sixth place after rallying to win 3-1 at home to Montpellier, who were seeking a fifth straight win.

Midfielder Florent Mollet quickly put Montpellier ahead, but Strasbourg scored three times in the final 15 minutes through Majeed Waris, Adrien Thomasson and veteran striker Kevin Gameiro.

Later on Sunday, third-placed Marseille hosted defending champions Lille, who needed victory to close in on second-placed Nice. Midtable Lyon was visiting humble Troyes.

OTHER MATCHES

Metz pulled away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 win at Reims and Lorient wrestlers drew 0-0 at home to Angers.

PSG, leader of the league on the run remain 11 points clear of Nice after a 2-0 home win against Brest on Saturday.

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