2016-17 French Ligue 1, Regular Season
  • Ronny Rodelin (24')
  • Faitout Maouassa (78')

Ronny Rodelin's goal helps Caen win relegation battle over Nancy

Ronny Rodelin supplied the only goal as Caen claimed three points. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images

Ronny Rodelin's fifth goal of the season helped Caen move out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone after a 1-0 win against Nancy on Tuesday.

Rodelin finished confidently in the 24th minute, collecting a long throw-in, skipping past Modou Diagne and placing the ball through the legs of Belarus goalkeeper Sergey Chernik.

Nancy's hopes of equalising took a blow when 18-year-old defender Faitout Maouassa received a second yellow card and was sent off in the 78th minute for fouling Rodelin, whose free kick was saved by Chernik.

The win ended a run of three straight defeats without scoring for Normandy-based Caen, who moved up to 15th place.

But Nancy dropped into 18th spot after losing their fourth straight game without scoring.