Already qualified for the final phase of the Europa League, the Rennais failed to grab first place in their group. Drafts and lacking binder, the Bretons conceded a draw against AEK Larnaca on Thursday (1-1). At the same time, Fenerbahçe won against Dynamo kyiv (2-0). The Rennais will have to go through the competition dams.
Matthis Abline has however put Rennes on the right track (17th). After a high recovery from Benjamin Bourigeaud, Abline adjusted the Bosnian doorman of AEK Kenan Piric, guilty of a big hand fault. Lovro Majer doubled the lead five minutes later. Unfortunately for Rennes, due to an offside position by right-back Lorenz Assignon, the match referee canceled the goal.
Despite attempts from Abline (29th, 32nd) and Doué (67th), Rennes failed to take shelter. Worse, the Cypriots equalized against the run of play through Rafa Lopes (76th), who had just come on. The Rennais failed to regroup to seek victory.
The fact: Martin Terrier affected
Martin Terrier struggled on the front line of the Rennes attack on Thursday, alongside Abline and Kalimuendo. Winning eight duels out of ten disputed, recovering two balls, the French striker delivered a solid performance. Unfortunately, Terrier came out shortly before the hour mark (56th), hit in the left thigh. He even went directly to the locker room, according to information from Canal.
Benjamin Bourigeaud delivered his fifth assist in his last five matches in all competitions. Thursday, he made his young partner Matthis Abline shine.