There have been dramatic scenes at Roazhon Park on Tuesday as Serhou Guirassy capped Rennes’ second-half domination with the membership’s second-ever Champions League aim to stage the rating with Chelsea at 1-1 with 5 minutes to go, however France striker Olivier Giroud ruined the get together with an injury-time header off the bench, clinching a 2-1 win to qualify the Blues for the knockout rounds.
Stéphan: ‘We moved them round’
A bitter capsule for Rennes, who’ve been struggling within the league and in Europe, to go so shut, however coach Julien Stéphan was happy with his facet’s effort.
“There may be numerous disappointment with the content material of the match. We managed to take the higher hand, and we bought a deserved equaliser. We might even have gained,” mentioned Stéphan, whose facet will now do battle with Krasnodar – additionally with only a single level from 4 matches – for third place and entry int o the Europa League knockout rounds. “I noticed dedication, ambition with the ball, the desire to work with width, the flexibility to create objectives… I’ve the sensation that we moved them round in a approach that they are actually not used to.”
It has been a tricky maiden Champions League marketing campaign for the Brittany membership, however Stéphan is happy with the hassle his debutants – who journey to Strasbourg in Ligue 1 Uber Eats on Friday – have put in.
“Now we have revered the Champions League, though we have not collected many factors,” he defined. “Now we’ll must recuperate and raise our heads. There was numerous disappointment, a little bit of despondency within the altering rooms. However now we have a match in three days.”