At the end of the first part of extra time, Rennes leads home against Shakhtar Donetsk (1-0). A week after the Ukrainian victory in the first leg (2-1), the two teams are still tied in this Europa League return play-off.
Forced to win to qualify, Rennes began this meeting with great intensity. Not even two minutes of play and Gouiri was already calling on goalkeeper Trubin! With Shakhtar so clearly dominated, their goalkeeper had to intervene several times, even if it is true that the attempts of Spence, Truffer and Majer were too central. Insufficient to open the score against the Ukrainians who gradually rebalanced the debates.
Marker until the interim of the Traor Un attachment but finally rejected by the VAR for a hand from the passer Bondarenko (22nd)! Given the attention of the defense on this action, the Rennais were doing well, they who could no longer trigger the opposing block until the break. We seemed to be going back to a similar match appearance when we returned from the locker room. But after a big acceleration of the documentary, Toko Ekambi (1-0, 52nd) managed to find the fault! And galiser on all the two meetings!
Enough to start a more open game with a lot more space. Roazhon Park were pushing their team and were not unhappy to see Mandanda hijack Konoplia’s recovery. Unfortunately for the Breton public, his team did not take advantage of their better physical condition to avoid overtime. Fatigue was logically felt in the two increasingly cautious formations. This did not prevent Gouiri from getting a chance, neutralized by goalkeeper Trubin. Place the second part of the extension.