Sunday evening, Stade Rennais held high for PSG but conceded a draw (1-1) despite clear chances at the end of the match.
Bruno Génésio's men scored ten strikes and often came up against a very good Keylor Navas.
Criticizing the arbitration, the Rennais grabbed a point on Marseille and Lens in the race for Europe.
At Roazhon Park.
At Roazhon Park.
If they do not catch Europe at the end of the season, Rennes will no doubt think of Keylor Navas.
Sunday evening, in the poster of this 36th day of Ligue 1, the Rennes saw the goalkeeper of the PSG push back all their ammunition, except the head of Guirassy for the equalizer.
The Bretons first suffered, conceding the opener on a penalty from Neymar, before taking the ascendancy over the champion of France, whose title seems to have flown on Sunday in the mildness of a Breton night.
Held in check by Paris (1-1), the Rennais had yet put the ingredients to pocket the three points and get closer to their goal of hanging Europe.
Dominating at the end of the match, Bruno Genesio's kids oscillated between pride and regret.
We understand them.
A record of
Sunday night, Rennes scored ten of the 19 strikes they attempted. According to Opta, no team had managed to reach this number against PSG since the start of its analyzes in 2006-2007. This performance, the Bretons owe it a lot to Jérémy Doku and Flavien Tait, excellent Sunday and who often called on the Parisian doorman. Always so irreproachable in his goal, Keylor Navas was able to admire his talent with a few horizontal lines of which he has the secret. To beat him, Serhou Guirassy had to place his head on the post, which was responsible for catapulting the ball into the cage of the Costa Rican goalkeeper. “We came across a great goalkeeper who made extraordinary saves,” admitted Bruno Genesio after the meeting.
Rennes framed 10 of their shots against Paris (out of 19), no team has done more against PSG in a Ligue 1 match since @ OptaJean analyzed the competition (2006/07).
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- Pierre Lejolivet (@LejolivetPierre) May 9, 2021
Opposite, it is Mauricio Pochettino
who greeted the performance of Rennes.
“Rennes is a very good team.
Beyond the attitudes or qualities, we were not better than them, we did not deserve the three points ”, estimated the Parisian coach.
Terribly daring coaching
At 17, the kid had only played a few minutes when Rennes had slapped Dijon.
On Sunday evening, Lesley Ugochukwu was established by Bruno Genesio in the absence of Camavinga and Nzonzi, suspended, for one of the key matches of the Rennes season.
Proof of the confidence of the Breton club for its excellent training center.
From the height of his meter 88, he had to face the technique and the cunning of a Neymar that he mastered perfectly.
Author of an excellent game until his exit in the 60th, Ugochukwu did not even have his name flocked above his number 33 jersey. This is not the only stroke of Pep Genesio.
At the heart of an indecisive second period, the former OL coach brought out a transparent Terrier to offer his first minutes as pros to Andy Diouf.
A questionable arbitration
Already in trouble after the severe exclusion of Steven Nzonzi in Bordeaux last week, the Rennais were again harmed by the arbitration on Sunday evening. First when the fault in the back of Danilo, in the position of last defender, on Guirassy, was not reported. Then a few minutes later, when a questionable penalty was awarded to the Parisians for Aguerd's foul on Kurzawa. "If we can no longer try to counter the attacker who will shoot it is complicated to defend," said Damien Da Silva at half-time at the microphone of Canal +. “There are two decisions that are not in our favor, so yes, it weighed. But above all, I think that we lacked maturity. We had the opportunity to revive very quickly and the referee would have whistled half-time (without going to see the VAR). In the locker room, I got a little angry.Even if this penalty is severe, I think we should have revived very quickly. This team is young, it must grow, ”said the coach. At the end of the match, however, it was the experienced Kimpembe who unpinned and received a red for a violent tackle on Doku.
A point is good, but ...
Two days from the end of the championship, Stade Rennais is one point behind Marseille, fifth, and Lens, sixth, but has a better goal difference.
This point of draw gleaned against Paris leaves some regrets to Rennes, who will go to Monaco next weekend, before hosting Nîmes.
“A point is already good.
We gain a point on them (OM and Lens).
We will do everything between us, without looking too much at the others, ”promises the evening scorer Serhou Guirassy.
On Saturday, Rennes president Nicolas Holveck let it be known that European qualification would condition the future of several players, including that of Eduardo Camavinga.
Seeing the joy in the stands of the kid on the Rennes goal, we like to believe that he would see himself staying.
The answer should not delay.
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