And four! After the Champions League last year and two Europa Leagues in previous seasons, Stade Rennais has validated its ticket for its fourth consecutive European Cup. Qualified in the group stage of the brand new Europa Conference League, Bruno Genesio's men were able to manage their lead acquired in the first leg (2-0 victory at Roazhon Park) to defeat the Norwegians of Rosenborg (2-1 victory) on Thursday under the eternal sun of Trondheim. A great day for the Red and Black fans, who had learned of the 12 million euro signing of Croatian Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Lovro Majer just before kick-off. With a recruitment of more than 60 million euros, the Bretons can nurture ambitions in this new competition, the draw of which will take place on Friday at 1:30 p.m.And hope to silence the critics by raising the UEFA coefficient of France, overtaken by Portugal on Thursday morning.

We had to wait five minutes. Authors of a difficult start to the match, Rennes dampened Rosenborg's hopes at the very start of Thursday night, thanks to a mischievous goal from Romain Del Castillo. Already 2-0 winners at Roazhon Park a week earlier, Bruno Genesio's men did not have to force their talent to afford a place in the group of this C4. Deprived of Jeremy Doku, injured, the rather defensive eleven concocted by Pep Genesio did not deliver his best performance of the season in Trondheim but he could count on a chilling realism to undermine the morale of his opponent.

Embarrassed by the pressing of the Norwegians, the Rennes had rather poorly started the meeting, taking advantage of a bit of success to take shelter. Unwittingly served by a missed check from Serhou Guirassy, ​​Romain Del Castillo savored his first start of the season by scoring his third goal (5th) for Rennes. The former Lyonnais could take advantage of Jérémy Doku's injury to afford playing time on his wing. Already a scorer in the first leg, defender Nayef Aguerd doubled the lead in the 41st on a corner kicked by the inevitable Benjamin Bourigeaud to validate the superiority of his team.

The second half was (almost) only management against a generous but too clumsy opponent. Only a penalty conceded by Alfred Gomis a little late in the 66th and transformed by Vecchia tarnished the evening while controlling the Bretons. At the end of the meeting, the youngster Mathis Abline sent a brilliant sequence to plant his first pawn (81st) with his training club. The kid was cut by the Norwegian goalkeeper at the end of the game without the referee flinching.

Three days before a trip to Angers, Bruno Genesio was able to run his team and offer playing time to some kids like Adrien Truffert, Mathis Abline, Lorenz Assignon or a certain Eduardo Camavinga.

Author of a good entry, the little prodigy may have played his last match for Rennes and could join PSG before the end of the transfer window.

The end of a story for the 18-year-old.

The start of another adventure for his training club.


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