Stade Rennais 0-1 Lyon: Terrier’s late strike snatches all three points

Substitute striker Martin Terrier’s 87th-minute winner snatched all three points for a Lyon side who battled their way to an important, slender away victory.

The result sees them close the gap on second-placed Lille to just a point ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, while ensuring they returned to winning ways after a frustrating few weeks in the Champions League. Continue reading

Scout report: Keita Balde | Lazio’s talented forward

With the 2016/17 campaign finally over, it’s time to reflect. Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio side have fully embraced the tag of underdogs under new management, with the 41-year-old impressing many having only taken over on a permanent basis after Marcelo Bielsa’s shock departure just two days after he was officially appointed last July.

Ciro Immobile’s 23 league goals fired them to a commendable fifth-placed finish, whilst Felipe Anderson and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic excelled with consistent performances throughout the campaign.

However, there is another player whose progress has been intriguing to watch and with a year left on the 22-year-old’s current deal, many of Europe’s top clubs have continued to monitor Keita Baldé’s progress in Italy.

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