Mbaye Niang and Ismaila Sarr rescue point for Rennes at Toulouse

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The Senegal internationals helped the Roazhon Park outfit to avoid defeat in Sunday's Ligue 1 outing

Senegal’s Mbaye Niang and Ismaila Sarr scored a goal each as Rennes settled for a 2-2 draw against Toulouse.

The result left the Red and Blacks struggling in the French Ligue 1 as they chase their first top-flight win since March 10 (vs. Caen).

Niang broke the deadlock for the visitors at the Stadium de Toulouse in the 35th minute with his ninth league goal of the season.

Five minutes later, Toulouse responded with an equaliser courtesy of Jimmy Durmaz's effort from the penalty spot.

After the restart, Togo’s Matthieu Dossevi gave the hosts the lead in the 51st minute but Sarr's effort from the spot seven minutes later ensured the teams shared the spoils.

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Rennes dropped to 13th in the league standings with 45 points from 35 matches. They welcome Guingamp to the Roazhon Park for their next league match on May 12.

Niang and Sarr will hope to maintain their fine form for Senegal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Teranga Lions have been paired against Tanzania, Kenya and Algeria in Group C.

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