Rennes 2-2 Tottenham
Goals: Tait (23e) and Laborde (72e) for Red and Black // Badé CSC (11e) et Højbjerg (76e) for Spurs
The tour of the London clubs continues, in Rennes.
After seeing Arsenal and Chelsea show up at Roazhon Park for the past two years, Stade Rennes did not come far from knocking Tottenham down on Thursday night, but finally had to settle for a rather logical draw (2-2) . In an atmosphere worthy of the great European evenings in Brittany despite a disappointing crowd (the fault of the prices, the schedule and the agricultural show), the game started off very badly for the Breton team, beaten for the first time. following a brilliant deflection from Kane and a rush from Lucas, whose strike is inadvertently deflected into his own goal by Badé (0-1, 11e). Non-existent against Reims on Sunday, the Rennais still managed to get their heads out of the water. Bingo, the first highlight of the Rouge et Noir was materialized by an equalizer signed Tait, author of a nice curled shot after a perfect handover from Guirassy (1-1, 23e). Enough to explode the Rennes pressure cooker.
The meeting finally came down to a dominance shared between the two teams on the pitch, where Rennes could have taken the advantage after Tait’s pawn. More in difficulty in the second half, Tottenham approaching too easily to the surface and trying to take advantage of the space to regain the upper hand, Rennes have long bided their time. This one arrived at the dawn of the last quarter of an hour, Laborde taking back a ball badly repelled by Gollini following a strike from Sulemana to afford a first achievement under his new tunic. (2-1, 72e). A deafening noise came from the stands, then silence while attending the equalizing goal of Højbjerg involuntarily offered on a plateau by Tait (2-2, 76e). If Laborde could have put Rennes in front, the band of Genesio suffered especially in the last ten minutes. There will be some regrets, but also the feeling that this point is not a bad thing before the trip to Arnhem, winner of Mura (0-2), in two weeks.
No rest for the Rennes, expected in Marseille on Sunday to get their heads straight in the league.
Rennes (4-4-2) : Copy – Traoré, Badé Aguerd, Truffert (Meling, 80e) – Bourigeaud, Santamaria, Tait, Sulemana (Ugochukwu, 80)e) – Laborde, Guirassy (Tel, 90e+1). Coach: Bruno Genesio.
Tottenham (4-3-3) : Gollini – Doherty, Tanganga, Rodon, Davies – Ndombele (Alli, 79e), Winks, Gil – Lucas (Emerson, 54e), Kane (Scarlett, 54e), Bergwijn (Højbjerg, 30e). Coach: Nuno Espírito Santo.
CG, au Roazhon Park