Rennes moves top of French league with 2-0 win at Strasbourg

PARIS — Rennes moved top of the French league with a comfortable 2-0 win at Strasbourg on Sunday.

Confidence was high after last Sunday's 2-1 home win against French champion Paris Saint-Germain, and goals from midfielder Clement Grenier in the first half and powerful center forward M'Baye Niang soon after the break made it nine points from three games.

PSG hosted Toulouse later Sunday.

Monaco, meanwhile, is still seeking its first win after drawing 2-2 at home to Nimes.

New signings Wissam Ben Yedder and Islam Slimani scored to put Monaco 2-0 up at halftime.

But after Brazilian defender Jemerson's 55th-minute sending off, Nimes hit back through midfielder Romain Philippoteaux and 18-year-old forward Kévin Denkey. Algerian midfielder Zinedine Ferhat set both goals up.

Lyon can move back top on goal difference with a win at Montpellier on Tuesday.

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