Rennes moves top of French league in style with 3-0 win

Nayef AGUERD of Rennes scores a goal during the Ligue 1 match between AS Saint-Etienne and Stade Rennes at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on September 26, 2020 in Saint-Etienne, France.

Unbeaten Rennes moved to the top of the French league in style with two spectacular goals in downing rival Saint-Etienne 3-0 on Saturday.

Saint-Etienne needed only a draw to go first on goal difference but fell behind in the 33rd minute when center half Nayef Aguerd headed in Benjamin Bourigeaud’s corner.

Winger Romain Del Castillo set up striker Serhou Guirassy for an expert scissor kick in the 52nd, and forward Adrien Hunou completed the scoring in the 89th with a superb lob after latching onto Raphinha’s pass.

Rennes leads Lille by two points in the fifth round.

Later Saturday, Marseille was hosting Metz at Stade Velodrome.

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