Moses Simon scores 3rd league goal in Nantes 3-2 loss to Rennes

Moses Simon scores 3rd league goal in Nantes 3-2 loss to Rennes

- Moses Simon was among the scorers when Nanates fell 3-2 to Rennes in a Ligue 1 match

- The Super Eagles winger scored what seemed to be the winner in the 80th minute of the entertaining fixture

- But the home team scored two late goals deep into injury time to win to turn the game on its head

- Nantes remain in sixth position on the Ligue 1 table and will face Paris Saint-Germain next

Moses Simon scored his seventh goal of the season following Nantes 3-2 defeat to Rennes in an early Ligue 1 fixture played on Friday, 31 January, 2020.

The dazzling winger was one of the stars of the match as he found the back of the net to score his third Ligue 1 goal.

All five goals in the match were scored in the second half despite the fireworks produced in the first 45 minutes.

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Rennes went behind after Damien Da Silva turned the ball into his own net in the 47th minute to give Nantes the lead.

Nantes were ruing their missed chances in the first half after failing to convert from several set pieces that came their way as Rennes got their equalizer through Raphinha for the Red and Blacks in the 72nd minute.

Simon made it 2-1 courtesy of an Imran Louza’s assist in the 80th minute that saw Nantes coasting to victory in the match.

However Rennes rallied back through two injury time goals from Benjamin Bourigeau and Raphinha to collect all three points at Roazhon Park.

Moses played all 90 minutes and will be the disappointed with the outcome of the result after surrendering two goals late in the game.

With the result, Nantes maintained sixth position on the Ligue 1 table with 32 points from 22 matches as they prepare to face league leaders and current defending champions Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo became a hotcake during the January transfer window with a number of top European clubs vying for his signature.

And at the end of the deadline day, the Shanghai Shenhua striker ended up signing for Manchester United.

The Nigeria striker will have to play for up to six months to convince his employers to secure a permanent deal for him at Old Trafford.

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