Ligue 1: Amiens beat Metz while Wahbi Khazri scores in Rennes win
Last Updated: 25/11/17 9:46pm
Amiens continued their climb up the Ligue 1 table with a 2-0 victory at bottom club Metz on Saturday.
Moussa Konate scored his fifth goal since his summer arrival to give the visitors a 29th-minute lead and Bongani Zungu struck after 65 minutes to to give Amiens some breathing space.
After a difficult start, the newly-promoted club have now gone six matches without defeat, winning three, and are up to 10th in the table.
Rennes also remain upwardly mobile after a 2-1 home success against Nantes in which all the action happened in the second half. Wahbi Khazri put Rennes in front after 51 minutes before things swung further in favour of the hosts shortly afterwards with a red card for Nicolas Pallois.
However, Nantes rallied and Emiliano Sala equalised from the penalty spot midway through the second half. It looked like that would be enough for a point but Khazri struck again two minutes from time to seal a fourth win in five league matches for Rennes.
By contrast, Bordeaux are going in the opposite direction and their slide continued with a 1-0 loss at Caen. Ivan Santini's first-half goal inflicted a fifth defeat of a seven-match winless run on Les Girondins and moved Caen up to sixth spot.
Montpellier are right behind the Normandy side after their good form was maintained with a comfortable 3-0 home win against struggling Lille.
All the goals came in the first half through Jerome Roussillon, Giovanni Sio and Rodrigue Ninga and Montpellier have now only lost one of the last 10 games in all competitions.
It was also 3-0 at Stade de l'Aube where Troyes made it back-to-back home wins against Angers, who are now only above the relegation zone on goal difference.
Saif-Eddine Khaoui and Suk Hyun-jun, scoring for the third game in a row, were on target in the first half while Romain Thomas' own goal late on put the match beyond doubt.
Goals from Kwon Chang-hoon, Xeka and Wesley Said saw Dijon to victory over Toulouse, who pulled one back through Andy Delort.