This Wednesday evening, Stade Rennais lost 2-1 on the lawn of Clermont in Ligue 1. A look back at the 3 highlights of this game.
Rennes led, Kalimuendo equalized
Deprived of Martin Terrier, who will be absent from the pitch until the end of the season, Bruno Génésio’s team started this game with the ball. Before seeing the referee surely forget a penalty following a hand fault by a Clermont defender (17th). Worse still, Rennes conceded the first goal of this match shortly after the half-hour mark (1-0, 31st).
In front of the scoreboard and in confidence, Mory Diaw’s teammates left the ball to Rennes (57% possession) to better take them against. But fortunately, the Bretons also have players capable of making the difference at all times and that was the case again tonight. Arnaud Kalimuendo, on a fine serve from Benjamin Bourigeaud, managed to equalize (1-1, 74th).
Stade Rennais sees red
We then thought at that time of the match that Rennais would find the necessary resources to get the winning goal, but the end of the match was much more disappointing. Penalized with a second yellow card, Bourigeaud had to leave his teammates at 10 (77th) before Warmed Omari was sent off directly six minutes later (83rd). So at 9 against 11, the Bretilliens no longer saw the ball.
Gastien offers the 3 points to Clermont
The 6 minutes of added time were too much for the Reds and Blacks. In numerical inferiority, the latter were surprised in the 95th minute by Clermont. Captain Johan Gastien scored after a first save from Mandanda against Andric (2-1, 95th). This end to the match was therefore cruel for a disappointing Rennes team on Wednesday evening and who conceded their fourth defeat of the season. Suffice to say that we will have to do much better on Sunday at Roazhon Park against PSG!