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90' + 4'
J. Martin
Yellow Card
P. Højbjerg
2 - 2
G. Laborde
2 - 1
F. Tait
S. Guirassy
1 - 1
L. Badé
Own Goal
0 - 1

Match Stats

41% 58%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 4
Total Passes 395 564
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Rennes REN Rennes 5 3 2 0 10 7 +3 11 D W W W D
2 Tottenham Hotspur TOT Tottenham Hotspur 5 2 1 2 11 8 +3 7 L W L W D
3 Vitesse VIT Vitesse 5 2 1 2 9 8 +1 7 D L W L W
4 Mura MUR Mura 5 1 0 4 4 11 -7 3 W L L L L


8th Finals


Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
Rennes are next in action against Marseille in Ligue 1 on the road on Sunday. Tottenham host Chelsea on Sunday in their next Premier League outing.
Rennes and Tottenham played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening Europa Conference League Group G clash. Spurs took the lead on the night courtesy of an own goal from Loic Bade, only for the hosts to respond through Flavien Tait. Gaeten Laborde put Rennes ahead in the second half, firing home on the rebound after Kala Sulemana's effort was saved. However, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg provided a deft finish from close range to earn his team a share of the spoils.
90' + 5' Laborde sends a dangerous cross into the box from the right flank, but no Rennes forward gambles and the ball trickles away harmlessly out of the area.
J. Martin
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Martin goes into the book for the home side for handball.
M. Tel
S. Guirassy
90' + 2' Guirassy is withdrawn after a fine performance tonight and is replaced in the final third by Tel.
90' + 1' Emerson lifts a cross into the box from the right flank for Rodon to attack, but the defender plants his header wide of the left post.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
89' Spurs might be quietly pleased if they emerge from the contest with a draw. They've not been at their best and have been put under a lot of pressure this evening.
87' Guirassy turns on the edge of the box and his strike creeps wide of the right post courtesy of a deflection off Tanganga.
J. Martin
B. Santamaría
86' Martin comes on to the field for the closing stages to replace Santamaria.
84' Santamaria takes on an effort on the rebound from 25 yards, but he places his strike wide of the post after Tanganga blocked an earlier probe from Tait.
Bryan Gil
Yellow Card
82' Gil brings down Traore with a loose challenge and goes into the book.
81' Gil weaves his way down the left flank and places a dangerous low cross towards the near post. Bade and Salin combine to clear the danger for the hosts.
79' CLOSE! Laborde and Guirassy combine once more and this time the forward lays the ball into the path of the midfielder to strike at goal. He shoots on his left foot with power, but it travels just wide of the left post.
L. Ugochukwu
K. Sulemana
79' Sulemana is withdrawn by the hosts and is replaced by Ugochukwu.
B. Meling
A. Truffert
79' Meling enters the action in place of Truffert down the left flank for the hosts.
D. Alli
T. Ndombèlé
79' Alli makes his way on to the field to replace Ndombele for Spurs in the final third.
77' OVER! Emerson has a raid down the right flank for the visitors and takes on the strike from the edge of the box. However, he blasts his attempt over the bar.
P. Højbjerg
76' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! HOJBJERG EQUALISES!!!!!! 2-2!!! Spurs are back level courtesy of a deft finish from Hojbjerg from close range. Doherty sends a dangerous low ball into the box from the right flank that Tait attempts to clear on the slide. However, he deflects the cross into the path of Hojbjerg, who takes on the effort first time, knocking his strike past Salin into the bottom-left corner on his left foot.
75' OVER! Laborde combines with Guirassy in the right-inside channel, allowing the striker to shoot on the turn, but his effort sails over the bar.
74' Spurs work the ball around the edge of the Rennes box, but there's no room for the visitors to exploit. The home side are disciplined in their shape before Gil is crowded out.
G. Laborde
71' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! LABORDE FIRES RENNES IN FRONT!!!!! 2-1!!!! The home side take the lead as Laborde is on hand to convert the rebound after Sulemana's effort is saved by Gollini. Sulemana is played into space on the left flank and he drops his shoulder to cut inside and shoot on his right foot. He connects well with his attempt, forcing Gollini into a solid stop. However, the rebound falls perfectly for Laborde to fire home ahead of Davies at the back post.
71' SAVE! A long ball over the top causes problems for the Rennes defence. Emerson nods the ball towards Hojbjerg to shoot, but the Dane sends a tame effort straight at Salin.
69' Rennes win a free-kick down the left flank, but Laborde sees his free-kick cleared by the Spurs defence. Both teams are struggling with their deliveries tonight.
67' The home side are growing into the second half and are starting to push men forward. Spurs have to be alert at the back.
65' CHANCE! Laborde is played into space by Guirassy down the right-inside channel. He takes a touch before firing at goal, only to lift his attempt over the bar. The midfielder had support there and might have been better off passing rather than shooting from that position.
65' OVER! Sulemana finds space in the box to attack a cross from Traore from the right flank, but he can only plant his effort over the bar.
64' Gil sends another poor set-piece into the middle, floating the ball straight into the grasp of Salin. The winger has not been good enough with his deliveries today.
63' Sulemana brings down Emerson with a poor challenge down the right flank. The Rennes midfielder is lucky to escape without a booking there.
61' Gil raids down the left flank and has options in the middle, but he sends a poor cross to the near post that is claimed with ease by Salin.
59' Rennes have not got going in the second half. Spurs have been the better side since the restart, which will concern Genesio.
57' OVER! Gil tries to curl an effort towards goal from the right flank, but he gets too much elevation on his strike that travels well over the bar.
56' Emerson is brought down on the edge of the box on the right flank by Aguerd. The referee awards Spurs a free-kick in a dangerous position.
55' Tait is now struggling with an injury. Both sets of players have been in the wars tonight.
D. Scarlett
Lucas Moura
54' Moura walks gingerly from the field and is replaced by Scarlett in the final third.
H. Kane
54' Nuno opts to withdraw Kane from the action after 54 minutes. Emerson replaces the forward.
53' Moura is still struggling and may have to make way here.
52' WIDE! Truffert makes a break down the left flank and he fires a low ball towards the near post. Guirassy attempts to connect, but the pressure from Rodon forces his strike wide.
51' CHANCE! Ndombele plays a sublime one-two with Kane to burst into the box. He bundles his way past Truffert and Aguerd before attempting to poke an effort past the onrushing Salin, but he sends his effort just wide of the target.
50' BLOCK! Doherty presses down the right flank and he sends a low cutback towards the middle. It is deflected back to Moura, who shoots first time, only to see his effort charged down Bade.
49' Moura is back on the pitch for now, but he appears to be in pain.
48' Tait comes in from behind on Moura and sends the forward to the deck. He gets the ball, but the Brazilian is down in pain. Moura requires treatment before the game can resume.
46' We're back under way in this Europa Conference League clash.
Bruno Genesio will be pleased with the performance of his side at the break. They've been the better team and should arguably be ahead had Kala Sulemana taken his chance before the end of the half. Spurs made a bright start, but have been on the back foot since. Nuno Espirito Santo needs a stronger effort from his men in the second period.
It's all square at the break between Rennes and Tottenham in their Europa Conference League clash. The visitors took the lead when Lucas Moura's cross-cum-shot was deflected into his own net by Loic Bade. Rennes hit back through Flavien Tait, who curled a fine strike into the bottom-right corner from 20 yards. Both teams have had opportunities since, but enter the interval level.
45' + 1' CHANCE! Sulemana coasts in unmarked at the back post to connect with a great cross into the middle from Traore. However, the midfielder can only direct his diving header wide of the left post. A great chance for the hosts before the break.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' Moura charges down the right flank and tries to win a free-kick drawing a challenge from Tait, but the referee waves play on.
42' SAVE! Hojbjerg works an offload towards Kane and he takes a touch before pulling the trigger from 20 yards. His effort is straight at Salin, but the keeper fails to hold the ball. Fortunately for Salin, he is able to gather at the second attempt before a white shirt can pounce.
41' Kane wins a free-kick for the visitors down the right flank, but Gil wastes the set-piece as his left-footed cross fails to beat the first man.
39' Tottenham are trying to force the issue towards the end of the half. They endured a difficult spell, but could regain the initiative in the contest.
37' Doherty presses forward down the right flank and exchanges a one-two with Kane. However, Truffert and Aguerd combine to stop the run of the full-back.
35' Truffert requires treatment after being caught in a challenge with Doherty. He appears to be okay to continue.
33' Salin takes a massive risk at the back by racing off his line to clear Skipp's long ball. He just gets there ahead of Gil to clear downfield.
32' Tait beats Doherty for the ball down the left flank and he cuts the ball back to Bourigeaud to strike from distance, but he angles his effort over the bar.
P. Højbjerg
S. Bergwijn
30' Hojbjerg is called on to the field to replace Bergwijn. Ndombele will press forward and Gil will be shifted out wide to the left flank.
30' BLOCK! Tait releases Truffert in the box and he lines up a low strike. It travels through a crowd of bodies and there are enough Tottenham shirts back before it can cross the line. Rennes are all over Spurs here.
29' Tait presses forward from the middle of the park and goes for the early strike, which he drags harmlessly wide of the target.
28' Bergwijn is down for the visitors after being caught on the ankle by Bourigeaud. He requires treatment off the field as the game continues.
27' Rennes are dominating possession and are playing with a great intensity. Spurs have no answer for the hosts at the moment.
25' Tottenham were not able to break free of the pressure applied by the home side. There was not out ball for the visitors and they paid the price. Nuno's men now have to do the hard work all over again.
S. Guirassy
23' Guirassy collects with his back to goal and fends off a challenge before teeing up Tait to shoot and score from 20 yards.
F. Tait
23' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! TAIT LEVELS THE SCORES!!!! 1-1!!! The home side find the equaliser as Tait curls a strike past Gollini into the bottom-right corner. The pressure from Rennes keeps the visitors penned in on the edge of their own box. Guirassy fends off Tanganga before offloading to Tait in space. The midfielder takes a good first touch before firing a precise effort into the back of the net.
21' Laborde and Guirassy combine down the right flank, forcing Davies to deflect the cross from the former behind for a corner. Rennes pile men forward to attack the set-piece, but the delivery is cleared with ease by the visitors.
20' Guirassy causes problems in the final third with a probing run into the right-inside channel. Spurs get men back to quell the threat from his cross into the box.
19' SAVE AND OVER! Bourigeaud latches on to an offload from Guirassy and hammers a low strike at goal on his left foot from 20 yards. Gollini makes the stop, but he sends the rebound out into the middle of the box. Truffert pounces on it, only to nod his effort over the bar.
18' Bergwijn raids down the left flank, but stumbles slightly as he tries to break into the box. He still completes an offload to Kane on the left-inside channel, but the forward cannot connect with a team-mate in the middle.
16' Kane angles a cross to the back post from the left flank. Ndombele takes the ball on his chest, but then goes down under pressure from Truffert. However, the referee tells him to get to his feet.
15' Bergwijn is involed in another tussle down the left flank as Laborde comes in with a strong challenge. On this occasion, there are no words exchanged after the fact.
13' The referee has to calm proceedings after Bergwijn and Traore get involved in a head-to-head incident. The official is calm and gives both players a stern word.
L. Badé
Own Goal
11' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! TOTTENHAM TAKE THE LEAD!!!! 1-0!!!! The visitors go ahead through a slice of luck as Moura's low effort is deflected past Salin by Bade. Kane releases the run of Moura with a sublime flick and the Brazilian surges into the box. He looks for the run of Bergwijn, but his attempted cross hits the boot of Bade and wrongfoots Salin to find the back of the net. A great start for Spurs.
8' Santamaria makes an important block in the middle of the park to prevent Ndombele's throughball from reaching Kane in the left-inside channel.
6' Guirassy breaks in down the right flank for the home side, but he cannot find a team-mate with a cutback into the Tottenham box.
5' Kane combines with Doherty on the right flank, and the latter attempts to launch a cross into the box that sails over the head of Moura and out for a goal-kick.
3' Ndombele makes a run forward to the edge of the Rennes box before offloading to Bergwijn. The Dutchman takes a touch before trying to fire at goal on his right foot, only to see his attempt charged down.
1' We're under way at Roazhon Park.
The hosts are in the midst of a scoring slump of late, as they have gone 189 minutes in all competitions without scoring. They last found the net against Rosenborg in an August Conference League match.
Nuno Espirito Santo has made seven changes to his Spurs' team that was beaten 3-0 at the weekend by Palace. Gollini takes over between the sticks in place of Lloris, who drops to the bench. Rodon, Doherty and Davies all slot into the back four, while Nuno keeps faith in Tanganga despite his dismissal in the Premier League. Ndombele joins Skipp in the middle of the park, while Gil and Bergwijn get the nod in the final third alongside Kane.
Rennes have made two changes to their side from their defeat at the hands of Reims last time out. Bade comes into the back four to replace Omari, while Sulemana slots into the side in the final third in place of Martin Terrier, who misses out tonight.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Hugo Lloris, Sergio Reguilon, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks, Emerson, Dele Alli, Brandon Austin, Nile John, Dane Scarlett, Malachi Fagan-Walcott, Tobi Omole, Dilan Markanday.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Pierluigi Gollini; Matt Doherty, Joe Rodon, Japhet Tanganga, Ben Davies; Tanguy Ndombele, Oliver Skipp; Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, Bryan Gil; Harry Kane.
RENNES SUBS: Matthis Abline, Mathys Tel, Warmed Omari, Alfred Gomis, Loum Tchaouna, Jonas Martin, Lorinz Assignon, Pepe Bonet, Birger Meling, Andy Diouf, Lesley Ugochukwu.
RENNES (4-2-3-1): Romain Salin; Hamari Traore, Loic Bade, Naif Aguerd, Adrien Truffert; Baptiste Santamaria, Benjamin Bourigeaud; Gaetan Laborde, Kala Sulemana, Flavien Tait; Sehrou Guirassy.
Tottenham’s strong start to the season was ended last week in a disappointing defeat to Crystal Palace on the road in the Premier League. Japhet Tanganga’s dismissal paved the way for the Eagles to notch three late goals to claim the points at Selhurst Park. Spurs have the chance to bounce back against the French outfit tonight after overcoming Pacos Ferreira in the qualifying round.
Rennes overcame Rosenborg in the qualifying round to earn a place in the group stage. Bruno Genesio’s men have not been in good form since securing their Conference League berth, losing back-to-back Ligue 1 matches at the hands of Angers and Reims. They need a response to stop their poor run and kick off their Group G campaign with a victory.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Europa Conference League Group G clash between Rennes and Tottenham at Roazhon Park.