Rennes pays OM

Stade Rennais eliminated OM in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France this evening. On penalties.

At the end of the suspense, after 18 shots, Rennes got the better of Marseille with their tires on goal this Sunday at the gates of the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. A qualification with forceps rewards the self-sacrifice of the Bretons who today faced Olympians who were certainly limited but devilishly combative.

Despite the absence of many players in this interlude dedicated to the African Cup of Nations on the international calendar, OM was able to shine in these matches played in a warm atmosphere. If Vitinha and Aubameyang, certainly generous in their effort, were not successful on the offensive, Veretout was responsible for opening the scoring, with a beautiful recovery from outside in the Breton area ( 0-1.29e).

Sochaux-Rennes in Eighths

At the end of the first period, Lopez, the Marseille goalkeeper, gave the visitors even more heartfelt relief by repelling Bourigeaud’s penalty, following a rarely obvious foul by the newcomer, Garcia, on Kalimuendo (45e+4). A simple reprieve then for the Phocaeans who, upon returning from the locker room, broke down, surprised by a set piece perfectly cut at the near post by Terrier (1-1, 53e).

After regulation time, without extra time at this stage of the competition, Rennes was able to make the difference in the perilous exercise of tires on goal. 17 attempts out of 18 were successful then, but not that of the unfortunate Gigot, sent onto the crossbar of the opponent’s cage. It’s the end of the Coupe de France for OM, which keeps the champions and the European League in action. European on par with the coast, Stade Rennais plays on three tables for the share. With the next challenge in this coupe and a trip to Sochaux which will not be taken lightly. The Lion Cubs will be present at the Stade de Reims.

Author: Jacqueline MANNESSIER