The Red and Blacks reached the milestone when the Senegal international fired a shot past goalkeeper Matz Sels in the 54th minute, thanks to Hamari Traore’s assist.
3000 - M’Baye Niang 🇸🇳 has scored Rennes’ 3000th goal in Ligue 1. He has scored 12 goals in the top-flight in 2019, only Kylian Mbappé (21) and Moussa Dembele (14) have done better. Milestone. pic.twitter.com/VWNT3wde6L— OptaJean (@OptaJean) August 25, 2019
Julien Stephan’s men took the lead through Clement Grenier after 16 minutes before the 24-year-old sealed victory as Rennes maintained their blistering start to the 2019-20 season.
3/3 - Rennes have won their first 3 games in Ligue 1 2019/20, their joint-best start of a top-flight season in their history (alongside 1950/51). Perfect. pic.twitter.com/JG0abkGv5F— OptaJean (@OptaJean) August 25, 2019
Niang has now scored two goals in the French elite division this season after opening his account against PSG. Also, he has notched in 12 goals in the calendar year so far, only behind Lyon's Moussa Dembele  and PSG's Kylian Mbappe .
Meanwhile, it was a different tale for Abdallah Ndour, who was given his marching orders with seven minutes left to play. The Senegalese was first cautioned in the 55th minute and received a second booking 28 minutes later, and referee Ruddy Buque showed him the way out.
84: Abdallah N'Dour is given a second yellow after stepping on Niang's foot. Racing now down to ten men.— RC Strasbourg English (@RCS_English) August 25, 2019
South Africa’s Lebo Mothiba and Cote d’Ivoire’s Lamine Kone were on parade from start to finish but could not prevent Strasbourg from going down at home.
Rennes host Nice in their next fixture and Niang would be aiming to increase his goal tally. Last term, he featured in 29 French top-flight games, with 11 goals to his credit.