Rennes scores twice deep into injury time to beat Nantes 3-2
A tense Brittany derby looked to be won by Nantes, which took the lead for the second time when Nigeria winger Moses Simon made it 2-1 in the 80th minute.
Brazilian forward Raphinha netted his second moments later in a dramatic finale, turning the ball in from close range after goalkeeper Alban Lafont saved striker M’Baye Niang’s shot.
The goal was ruled offside but then awarded following a video review, sparking angry confrontations between opposing players in a heated match twice held up because of flares thrown from the stands.
It was an important win for third-placed Rennes, which moved to two points behind second-placed Marseille. The team finishing second gains automatic entry into the Champions League, while the side in third goes through the playoffs.
Sixth-placed Nantes went ahead in the 47th, with Rennes captain Damien Da Silva scoring an own goal after Camavinga’s attempted clearance bounced off him.
Raphinha equalized in the 71st in a bizarre situation.
After Rennes was awarded a penalty following a VAR check, Niang picked up the ball only for Raphinha to ask if he could take it.
Niang missed a penalty against Lafont this season, and Lafont denied him this time only for the loose ball to roll straight to the advancing Raphinha for a tap-in.
On Saturday, league leader Paris Saint-Germain hosts Montpellier.
Marseille, which trails PSG by 10 points, travels to play Bordeaux on Sunday having not won there in the league since October 1977.