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PLAYER RATINGS | Saint-Étienne 0-5 Rennes, Les Verts torn apart by a Lovro Majer masterclass

SAINT-ÉTIENNE – 0

Etienne Green, 5 – Not overly to blame for the goals and made two brilliant saves before the second deflected in for the third off Macon and made a couple of good saves to keep the score down.

Yvann Maçon, 2 – Very lucky to concede the own goal for 3-0 but was oddly subdued throughout and notably completely lost Terrier for 2-0.

Harold Moukoudi, 6 – Everything was going fine until his 20th minute subbing due to injury. Nadé and Sow missed his relative experience.

Mickaël Nadé, 2 – Lacklustre throughout. He played Terrier onside for the opener and was lucky to get away with an errant pass to Laborde on the edge of his area early on. He’s impressed this season overall but was horribly outclassed here.

Timothée Kolodziejczak, 3

Mahdi Camara, 2

Ryad Boudebouz, 3 – Although his repurposing as a central midfielder has been beneficial for the team of late, his lack of mobility was exposed badly here as he often found himself as the deepest midfielder.

Adil Aouchiche, 3 – Again anonymous. Having joined from PSG last summer, the midfielder has rarely threatened to realise his potential due to wild inconsistency of quality and being unable to impose himself on games. And that was again the case here.

Arnaud Nordin, 5 – During a relatively lively first half and his running produced some good openings for the hosts. Subbed on the hour.

Wahbi Khazri, 6 – Worked hard throughout, even at 4-0 down, and was by far the host’s standout performer.

Jean-Philippe Krasso, 4

Others: Sow 2, Lhery 4, Zaydou 5, Bouanga 5, Gourna 4.


RENNES – 5 (Terrier 22, 28, 48, Maçon OG 45, Ugochukwu 83)

Alfred Gomis, 5 – He was lucky not to concede following a poor first half clearance with Khazri just offside but made a top save from Khazri’s header before the break.

Lorenz Assignon, 6 – Got forward well on the right and, although his deliveries were inconsistent, his persistence led to the third.

Warmed Omari, 5

Nayef Aguerd, 5

Adrien Truffert, 5

Baptiste Santamaria, 6

Jonas Martin, 6

Lovro Majer, 9 – Effortlessly ran the game. His neat through ball put Terrier away for the opener and his powerful low ball through Kolodziejczak’s legs laid on the second. It was his well-weighted first time ball for Assignon that created the third and he also assisted Terrier’s hat-trick curler.

Benjamin Bourigeaud, 6

Martin Terrier, 9 – Hat-trick. Gave Green the eyes for the opener, his brilliant flicked second was the goal of the game and he curled in a lovely third from the edge of the area.

Gaëtan Laborde, 6

Others: Sulemana 5, Guirassy 5, Ugochukwu 6, Tchaouna 5, Bade 5.

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