Ligue 1 focus

Rennes making a striking impression

October 27, 2010
By Paul Marshall
Sir Alf Ramsey's use of the 'wingless wonders' was a revolutionary tactical innovation that won England the World Cup in 1966. The Ligue 1 title may not quite hold the same cachet as football's biggest prize, but if Rennes succeed in being crowned champions of France without any strikers, it may just knock Sir Alf's achievement into a cocked beret.

The homely club from Brittany lined up at Lens recently without an established forward, earning themselves a goalless draw that took them two ...

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