2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Jeremy Morel, Montpellier vs Rennes
Away win + clean sheet = field day for Rennes’ rearguard.

Rennes may not be the most decorated side in France football but any team would take its away win and clean sheet—courtesy of goalkeeper Romain Salin and defenders Hamari Traore and Jeremy Morel—all day.  The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 France Ligue 1 Matchday 1 team of the week. 

4-4-2 | Romain Salin (8.82, Montpellier vs Rennes); Hamari Traore (7.67, Montpellier vs Rennes), Jeremy Morel (8.48, Montpellier vs Rennes), Dante Bonfim (8.04, Nice vs Amiens), Hassane Kamara (8.88, Marseille vs Reims); Bertrand Traore (8.28, Monaco vs Lyon), Jeff Reine-Adelaide (9.23, Angers vs Bordeaux), Lucas Tousart (8.01, Monaco vs Lyon), Kylian Mbappe (8.50, PSG vs Nimes); Victor Osimhen (8.35, Lille vs Nantes), Boulaye Dia (8.65, Marseille vs Reims)

ROMAIN SALIN

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Romain Salin, Montpellier vs Rennes
@rggoalkeepergloves

Player rating: 8.82
Team score: Montpellier 0–1 Rennes
Individual highlights: 1 penalty save, 5 total saves

"

I don't know when I’m going to play. I'm taking it very calmly.

I hope Edouard Mendy will return soon—we bought a great goalkeeper and he has to play—but whenever I'm called upon I'm ready."

– Romain Salin on his role as Rennes' backup pair of gloves

HAMARI TRAORE

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Hamari Traore, Montpellier vs Rennes
@joueur_actu

Player rating: 7.67
Team score: Montpellier 0–1 Rennes
Individual highlights: 4 tackles, 4 aerials won

"

What impresses you quickly when you get to know Hamari Traore is his enthusiasm.

His game is the same as he is as a person: Dynamic and positive."

– Alain Giresse on Hamari Traore

JEREMY MOREL

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Jeremy Morel, Montpellier vs Rennes
@j_gln

Player rating: 8.48
Team score: Montpellier 0–1 Rennes
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 8 clearances

"

To win matches like this when we're being dominated shows the team's character, especially of the newcomers.

It's always in adversities where we find answers."

– Jeremy Morel on Rennes' ten-man victory over Montpellier

DANTE BONFIM

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Dante Bonfim, Nice vs Amiens
@ogcnice

Player rating: 8.04
Team score: Nice 2–1 Amiens
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 102 touches

HASSANE KAMARA

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Hassane Kamara, Olympique Marseille vs Reims
@futbol_x_minuto

Player rating: 8.88
Team score: Olympique Marseille 0–2 Reims
Individual highlights: 8 tackles, 6 interceptions

BERTRAND TRAORE

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Bertrand Traore, Monaco vs Olympique Lyon
@bertrandtraore10

Player rating: 8.28
Team score: Monaco 0–3 Lyon
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 3 key passes

JEFF REINE-ADELAIDE

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Angers vs Bordeaux
@jeff.reineadelaide

Player rating: 9.23
Team score: Angers 3–1 Bordeaux
Individual highlights:
1 goal, 1 assist

LUCAS TOUSART

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Lucas Tousart, Monaco vs Olympique Lyon
@lucas_tousart

Player rating: 8.01
Team score: Monaco 0–3 Lyon
Individual highlights:
1 goal, 3 tackles

KYLIAN MBAPPE

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Kylian Mbappe, Paris St Germain vs Nimes
@k.mbappe

Player rating: 8.55
Team score: PSG 3–0 Nimes
Individual highlights: 
1 goal, 1 assist

VICTOR OSIMHEN

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Victor Osimhen, Lille vs Nantes
@victorosimhen9

Player rating: 8.35
Team score: Lille 2–1 Nantes
Individual highlights: 
2 goals, 4 shots

BOULAYE DIA

2019/2020 France Ligue Matchday 1 team of the week: Boulaye Dia, Olympique Marseille vs Reims
@ligue1_royale

Player rating: 8.65
Team score: Marseille 0–2 Reims
Individual highlights:
1 goal, 1 assist

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