PARIS (AP) — Reims and Rennes misplaced their French league video games on Saturday and dropped very important factors within the race…

PARIS (AP) — Reims and Rennes misplaced their French league video games on Saturday and dropped very important factors within the race for European locations subsequent season.

Reims fell at Strasbourg 3-1 and remained in seventh spot whereas Rennes stayed ninth following a 2-1 residence loss in opposition to Toulouse with 5 video games left.

Reims led early by Japan ahead Keito Nakamura, however veteran striker Kevin Gameiro equalized with a penalty simply earlier than halftime. Defender Abakar Sylla netted shortly after the break and substitute Moïse Sahi Dion scored an injury-time objective for coach Patrick Vieira’s facet.

In the late recreation, 18-year-old midfielder Désiré Doué’s angled shot put Rennes forward after 20 minutes. Venezuela midfielder Cristian Casseres equalized inside two minutes and Mali defender Moussa Diarra gave Toulouse the benefit 10 minutes later.

Tempers frayed close to the top when Toulouse goalkeeper Guillaume Restes tumbled to the ground following a excessive problem, and gamers from either side began shoving.

Just a few hours earlier than the match, a violent road battle passed off between hooligans from either side numbering round 150-200 folks in whole, leading to minor accidents. French media experiences stated one Toulouse fan wanted hospital therapy for a head trauma.

Rennes and Toulouse have a longstanding fan rivalry.

Online photographs confirmed a bigger group from Rennes charging at their counterparts ready for them down the highway. There have been no police current, suggesting the battle was pre-arranged at a set location away from the stadium.

There have been numerous incidents of fan violence in France this season, from road clashes to the buses of visiting followers being pelted with objects after video games.

League chief Paris Saint-Germain was not enjoying this weekend because it prepares to face Barcelona on Tuesday within the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

Second-placed Brest can trim PSG’s result in seven factors by profitable at Lyon on Sunday.

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