Rennes is not reassured.
After a surprise defeat against Lorient, the Rennais were hooked by Monaco, reduced to 10 at the quarter of an hour (1-1), during the second day of Ligue 1. In a lively meeting with many chances ( 36 shots in total), especially in the first period, Bruno Genesio's men opened the scoring thanks to the inevitable Gaëtan Laborde, but conceded a goal from Breel Embolo.
In the standings, they do not advance and have only one point.
What you must remember
The spectators present at Louis II must have been enchanted by the spectacle offered.
Very offensive, the Rennais first took the game on their own by trying to move forward quickly and attacking on the wings.
And yet, it was Monaco who created the best opportunity just before the quarter-hour mark, with Vanderson who found the bar on a roll from the left (13th).
Then the Principality club, eliminated from the Champions League by PSV, complicated the task with the expulsion of Youssouf Fofana, guilty of a sole on Martin Terrier (14th).
And finally, this meeting turned into a duel of goalkeepers.
Very good against Strasbourg last week, Alexander Nübel was once again decisive this Saturday.
Author of six stops in the first period, the German goalkeeper was imperial in front of Flavien Tait (27th) or even in front of Martin Terrier (20th, 28th, 34th).
But on the side of Rennes, Mandanda was not left out.
The former OM goalkeeper first conceded a penalty, after hitting Breel Embolo in his box... And finally caught up by stopping him in front of Axel Disasi (34th).
He was also pushed to the parade by Diatta, two minutes later (36th).
Gaëtan Laborde then opened the scoring after a mess in the box (59th), before Breel Embolo equalized on a ball from Dogan Alemdar, who came into play in place of Mandanda at halftime (72nd).
The player: Arnaud Kalimuendo
Leaving PSG to find playing time, Arnaud Kalimuendo entered in the 51st minute in place of a disappointing Lovro Majer.
Very available, the former Lens striker helped with the construction to make the game smoother and did not hesitate to go deep to undermine the Monegasque defense.
52': Second change for us.
First appearance in 🔴&⚫ for @a_kalimuendo.#ASMSRFC 0-0 pic.twitter.com/2b4E8MMOCV
— Stade Rennais FC (@staderennais) August 13, 2022
The native of Suresnes was even at the origin of the opening of the Rennes score, thanks to his quality of percussion and his center towards Bourigeaud.
A rather convincing first despite the draw of his team.
The number: 200
Gaëtan Laborde played his 200th match in the top flight (106 with Montpellier, 58 with Bordeaux and 36 with Rennes).
At the Louis-II stadium, he also scored the 58th goal of his career.