Reims 1 - 3 Rennes

Match info: Ligue 1 at Auguste Delaune

Date: 17/05/2014 KO: 20:00 Ref: Stephane Jochem Att: 14,500

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Reims

Diego 82

1
vs
3

Rennes

Abdoulaye Doucoure 34
Ola Toivonen 54
Paul-Georges Ntep 59

FT (ht: 0-1)

  • Last Updated: May 16 2014, 16:15 BST

Rennes coach Philippe Montanier is hoping to finish the Ligue 1 season on a high following a 2-1 home defeat by Sochaux that he found hugely dispiriting.

Philippe Montanier: Not pleased with last week's showing
Philippe Montanier: Not pleased with last week's showing

The campaign ends with a mid-table clash with Reims and Montanier is still disturbed by the reaction of supporters to his players' poor performance last weekend.

"I was annoyed. Sochaux wanted it more and played with the qualities that we didn't have," he told the club's official website.

"When the fans booed us, we were only getting what we deserved.

"Against Sochaux we had the chance to show that we were all pulling in the same direction after everything we had been through in the week.

"But we struggled to get the ball forward and were not attentive enough at dead balls."

Reims endured the same fate in their penultimate match of the season, losing 2-1 at Ajaccio, but could still finish the season in eighth place

Coach Hubert Fournier knows that will not happen if they produce a repeat of their lacklustre display against Ajaccio.

"We turned up late at the stadium and found ourselves 2-0 down after five minutes. That compromised things for us," Fournier said on his club's official website.

"After that we were so clumsy and weak that it was always difficult to get back into the match."