Martin Terrier continued his red-hot scoring form, netting the opener once again as Rennes secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Montpellier in Ligue 1. This win marks their fourth consecutive league victory, propelling them further up the standings and raising eyebrows around the French top flight.
Terrier, fresh off his brace against Lyon last week, wasted no time making his mark. In the 3rd minute, his initial shot cannoned off the post before he reacted quickest to tap home the rebound, putting Rennes ahead early. Their lead was doubled just after the break through a penalty converted by Arnaud Kalimuendo.
However, Montpellier refused to go down without a fight. Téji Savanier unleashed a powerful strike from 20 meters out, reducing the deficit and bringing hope to the visitors. Both sides had goals ruled out in the second half, adding to the drama of the encounter. Ultimately, Rennes held firm under late pressure to secure all three points.
This victory solidifies Rennes’ position in the top half of the table, currently sitting comfortably in ninth place. More importantly, it underscores their newfound winning mentality, a quality they sorely lacked in recent seasons. Terrier, with his consistent goalscoring exploits, has emerged as a key figure in their resurgence.
However, Montpellier will be left rueing missed opportunities. Despite a promising start and Savanier’s goal, they were unable to convert their chances and ultimately fell short. Their inconsistency continues to plague their campaign, leaving them hovering just above the relegation zone.