Rennes trembles but passes / Europa League Conference


Stade Rennais and Vitesse Arnhem parted with a score of parity after a very spectacular match (3-3). The Breton club will finish first in its group in the Europa League Conference.

All lights remain green for Stade Rennais. Unstoppable in Ligue 1, the Breton club is trying to maintain its excellent momentum on the European scene, which is a small feat given the pace of the calendar. This Thursday evening, the band at Génésio only needed a small point to land a qualifying place in its pool. It is done, with the first place as a bonus following the loss of Tottenham against NS Mura (1-2).

Laborde sees triple

It did not take long to see Rennes impose its pressure. Incisive from the outset, the locals unblocked the situation thanks to their home scorer Gaëtan Laborde, author of a good technical sequence to exploit an opening from Martin Terrier (1-0, 9th). Elusive, the former Montpellier confirms his excellent form on each of his outings. This Thursday evening, he took the light again to improve a well-established collective. Better, Laborde even offered a hat-trick by scoring two new goals, before half-time (39th) and after the hour mark (69th). A lesser evil for Rennes since in the meantime, Vitesse had reduced the score by Huisman with a shot full of spontaneity (43rd).

Rennes got scared

It was hard to imagine the Rouge et Noir shaking late in the game. But this meeting ended up falling into the irrational, with an unexpected start from the Dutch formation.. On two billiards, Buitink (75th) then Openda (90th) allowed Vitesse to resurface on the wire! Rennes then had to hang on to this draw as best they could so as not to spoil their evening and secure their place in the eighth. Mission accomplished. Without mention this time.

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