Ligue 1 - Alessandrini sends Rennes into semis

Romain Alessandrini's late winner sent Rennes into the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals after a 2-1 home success against Troyes.

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Rennes forward Romain Alessandrini scores past Troyes goalkeeper Yohann Thuram in the Coupe de la Ligue (AFP)

Midfielder Alessandrini poked the ball home on 88 minutes after keeper Yohann Thuram-Ulien had parried away a Vincent Pajot header into his path as the hosts booked a place in the last four against Montpellier.

St Etienne will take on Lille in the other semi-final.

Rennes started brightly, with Jonathan Pitroipa latching onto a Julien Feret cross to make it 1-0 from close range.

The 17-year-old Corentin Jean equalised for the visitors in the 22nd minute with a fine low shot from inside the box and Troyes produced a battling display until they cracked in the closing stages.

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