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M'Baye Niang: Senegal forward on target as 10-man Celtic hold Rennes

6:27 PM EDT 9/19/19
M’Baye Niang
A second-half penalty from the visitors ensured Thursday’s fixture ended all square despite the 24-year-old’s opener
M’Baye Niang scored Rennes’ first Europa League group stage goal but Celtic came from behind to deny them victory in a 1-1 draw at Roazhon Park.

Both teams came into the game without conceding a goal in their last outing, but Niang handed Rennes a first-half lead.

The Senegalese converted a 38th-minute penalty after sending Fraser Forster the wrong way after some rash defending from Kristoffer Ajer.

It was the visitors’ turn to get their own penalty when referee Maria Martinez pointed to the spot after James Forrest tumbled under Damien Da Silva’s challenge in the 59th minute.

Ryan Christie kept his cool to blast past Senegal’s Edouard Mendy.

Vakoun Bayo replaced Odsonne Edouard in the 84th minute and was booked for an aerial challenge which resulted in Da Silva being stretchered off in the 89th minute.

He was sent off a minute later for clipping goalkeeper Mendy. Despite Rennes’ numerical advantage, the game ended with no winner.

The French top-flight outfit travel to Stadio Olimpico for their next Group E clash against Lazio, while Celtic host CFR Cluj.