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22.12.2008 Football News

Gyan bags first Rennes goal

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Asamoah Gyan scored his first competitive goal for his French club Rennes on Saturday as they moved into second place in Ligue 1 with a come from behind 2-1 win at Lorient.  

The hosts had taken the lead with a first half stoppage time strike from Jeremy Morel before the Ghana international and then French-born Moussa Sow turned the game around late in the second half.

Gyan has been blighted by injury since joining Rennes from Udinese in a record transfer fee of US$15m in August.

The goal is his first in a competitive match since joining the French outfit as he has already scored in friendly matches for the club.

Rennes coach Guy Lacombe said: "It was infuriating to be led at half-time. But we came back and I pay tribute to my players after a very good second period. To arrive at the Christmas break with 34 points is great."

Rennes could be overtaken in second place on Sunday depending on how Bordeaux, Paris Saint Germain and Marseille get on against Monaco, Valenciennes, and Nancy respectively.

These three are in a tie for third, two points behind Rennes.

Rennes, in turn, are four points behind leaders and defending champions, Olympique Lyonnaise.


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