This Thursday, Stade Rennais travels to Poland to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the round of 16 of the Europa League at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will be followed on the RMC Sport 1 channel.
More than three months after their meeting against Larnaka (1-1), Stade Rennais is making a comeback in the Europa League. In difficulty in the league with 2 wins in the last 6 games, the Bretons face Shakhtar Donetsk at 6:45 p.m. this Thursday. A special match since with the conflict in Ukraine, the meeting is relocated to the Legia Warsaw stadium. The Rennais will still be able to count on the support of around a thousand supporters who have made the trip to Poland.
Stade Rennais favorite?
For its part, the Ukrainian club has been on a break since the end of November in its championship where it ranks second. The team coached by Igor Jovicevic played several friendly matches in order to best prepare for this meeting with a mixed record of one win, three draws and one defeat. During the winter transfer window, the reigning Ukrainian champion also lost the best player in his squad, in the person of Mykhaïlo Mudryk transferred to Chelsea. What makes Stade Rennais the favorite for a qualification towards the round of 16 of the competition?