Nice takes back control. Temporarily overtaken by PSG and Monaco, the Riviera club regained first place in the ranking, winning against Rennes (2-0). In its usual style, the Gym overcame a Breton team that was once again disappointing and stuck in the soft underbelly.
As expected, the Niçois applied the model that has made them successful since the start of the season. Not exactly brilliant, but impressive in their solidity and efficiency. Quickly threatening on the counter, the Aiglons left the initiative of the game to Rennais who were not sharp enough up front. Like Terrier, started for the first time since his return from injury but rather discreet. The Breton winger could nevertheless have become a decisive passer for Bourigeaud, who came up against a superb reflex from Bulka (33rd). Saved by its goalkeeper, the Gym did not miss the opportunity to punish the opponent's lack of realism. Boga, helped by a failed intervention from Assignon, delivered the Allianz Riviera by opening the score just before the break (1-0, 45th).
Stunned by this scenario, the Rennes avoided the KO from the restart, thanks to a superb intervention from Mandanda in front of Boudaoui (46th). The Bretons, manhandled and uninspired, were foiled for a long time in the second act despite the rapid coaching of Bruno Genesio. We had to wait until the last quarter of an hour and the expulsion of Ndayishimiye (74th) to see Rennes emerge from its torpor and appear dangerous, through Gouiri (78th). A burst ultimately short-lived. Reduced to ten in turn following the red card taken by Omari (85th), the Rennais gave up on an unfortunate counter-camp from Mandanda on the following free kick (2-0, 87th).
Winner of pale Rennais, Nice continues to impress. OGC Nice, still undefeated and never behind this season, will try to continue this superb series on the Montpellier pitch from Friday, at the start of the twelfth day.