Europa League Conference: Rennes hooked in a crazy match but qualified for the 8th!

Despite a hat-trick from Gatan Laborde, Rennes was caught by Vitesse Arnhem (3-3) on Thursday during the 5th day of the group stage of the Europa Conference Conference. The Breton club is however assured of finishing at the top of group G following the defeat of Tottenham Mura (2-1).

Laborde scored a hat-trick against Vitesse.

This is what is called a completely crazy evening! Despite a two-goal lead in the 75th minute, thanks in particular to a hat-trick from Gatan Laborde, Rennes could not beat Vitesse Arnhem (3-3), this Thursday, during the 5th day of the group stage of the Europa League Conference.

A disappointing result ultimately without much consequence since at the same time, Tottenham stumbled in the last moments on the lawn of the modest formation of Mura (2-1). A setback which keeps the Spurs four points from the Red and Black, assured of finishing at the top of the group and therefore qualifying directly for the round of 16!

Laborde makes the powder speak

In line with its recent performances, Rennes was pushing hard at the start of the match and would exert very heavy pressure on the opposing goal. Enough to blow up the Dutch lock very quickly. Following a first opportunity for Majer, Laborde, launched by Terrier, opened the scoring with a crossed strike with his left foot after a nice hook to get rid of his vis – vis (1-0, 9th). Dominating, the Breton club was nevertheless a little frightened on a shot from Openda that Gomis deflected above his bar.

Over the minutes, visitors gained confidence. They put much more intensity in their pressing, which greatly annoyed the Rennes. A drop in speed then the awakening of the SRFC, which doubled the bet by Laborde. Despite an offside from Majer at the start of the action, the striker passed through Bordeaux sent the ball into the skylight on a caviar from Meling (2-0, 39 ‘). While the 3-0 was not far away on two normal occasions from Laborde and Majer, Huisman revived his own on a superb unstoppable 20-meter half-flight for Gomis (2-1, 43rd).

Tripl for Laborde, Vitesse goes third

After a very lively first act, the pace slackened upon returning from the locker room. The Rouge et Noir were not yet safe since a superb save by Gomis was needed to repel an attempt by Buitink. If Majer was still classy with the ball, the man of the match was indeed called Laborde. On a free kick from the Croatian midfielder, the Rennes goleador took advantage of a good serve from Santamaria to adjust the opposing goalkeeper with a surgical strike with the help of the post (3-1, 69 ‘). The first European tripl for Laborde!

But it was said that Rennes was not going to be quiet until the final whistle. On a volley missed by Vittek, Buitink was on the lookout to adjust Gomis with a strike to his right (3-2, 75 ‘). In a last quarter of an hour very disputed, the SRFC was not completely serene and underwent the numerous assaults of Openda. By dint of hurting, the Belgian winger ended up snatching the equalizer with an overpowering strike in the small net (3-3, 90th). A draw without consequence since Rennes is sure to play the round of 16 following the loss of Tottenham Mura (2-1). All’s well That ends well !

RENNES 3-3 ARNHEM SPEED (mi-tps: 2-1) – CONFERENCE LEAGUE – 1st round, group G (Rennes) / 5th day
Stadium: Roazhon Park, Rennes – Referee: Espen Eskas, Norway

Buts : G. Laborde (9th) G. Laborde (39th) G. Laborde (69th) for RENNES – D. Huisman (43rd) T. Buitink (75th) L. Openda (90th) for VITESSE ARNHEM
Warnings : W. Omari (82e), K. Sulemana (88e), for RENNES – J. Rasmussen (34e), L. Openda (40e), M. Wittek (68e), for ARNHEM SPEED

RENNES : A. GomisW. Omari, N. AguerdH. Traor, B. MelingL. Majer (J. Doku, 73e), B. Santamara, F. Tait (C. Ugochukwu, 63e)B. Bourigeaud (K. Sulemana, 62nd), G. Laborde (S. Guirassy, ​​73rd), M. Terrier (A. Truffert, 82e)

VITESSE ARNHEM : J. HouwenA. Oroz, R. Bazoer (N. Frederiksen, 83rd), J. RasmussenR. Yapi (E. Dasa, 53e), M. WittekM. Bero, S. Tronstad, Y. Gboho (T. Buitink, 46e)L. Openda, D. Huisman (M. Manhoef, 79e)

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