Rennes almost afforded Tottenham

In big difficulty for two matches in the league, Stade Rennais raised its head to hang Tottenham (2-2) in the Europa League Conference. The Bretons, who conceded two stupid goals, may have regrets.

It is always pleasant to build a European « prize list ». Just over two years after beating Arsenal at Roazhon Park, the Rennais Stadium almost afforded the Gunners’ best enemy, Tottenham (2-2), during the 1st day of the Europa League Conference.

The Bretons nevertheless remained on two very worrying defeats, in Angers (2-0) and against Reims (0-2), but they were able to react in a meeting which was however badly started, after the goal against his camp of Loïc Badé on a cross from Lucas Moura (0-1, 21st). Pushed by a noisy audience, even if the stadium had not fully filled despite this beautiful poster, Bruno Genesio’s men managed to take the match on their own. After a double opportunity for the Bourigeaud-Truffert duo (19th), Flavien Tait equalized with a nice strike, after a one-two with Serhou Guirassy, ​​excellent in his handover game (1-1, 23rd).

First goal for Laborde

In the second half, it was two other strikers who stood out with the first Rennes goal of Gaëtan Laborde, who followed a strike from Kamaldeen Sulemana badly repelled by Pierluigi Gollini, the replacement for Hugo Lloris in the Europa League Conference (2-1, 72nd). At that time, it was starting to come out very good for Rennes because Harry Kane, orphan of his friend Heung-Min Son, but at the origin of the first goal, had been released by his trainer Nuno Espirito Santo (54th).

But as Tottenham attacked with an unlikely Emerson-Scarlett-Gil trio (supported by a very good Tanguy Ndombele for his first game of the season), Rennes conceded another silly goal. Throwing himself at a cross, Tait deflected the ball into the feet of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who equalized closely (2-2, 76th). Even if the way will be enough to satisfy Genesio, Rennes can experience regrets after this match which prevents them from making a nice shot in the race for qualification, against one of the favorites of the competition. Instead, it will be necessary to avoid the misstep in two weeks on the ground of Vitesse Arnhem, leader of the group after its success in Slovenia against NS Mura (0-2).

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