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Rennes-AC Milan: Bourigeaud fantastic against minimalist Milanese… The tops and the flops


Highlights: Rennes defeated AC Milan 3-2 on penalties in their Europa League last-16 tie. Bourigeaud was the man of the match for the French side. Rennes defender Omari was off topic and at fault for two goals. Milan's Pulisic and Musah failed to make an impact on the game. Click here to read the match report from the Roazhon Park in France. The match report will be published in full on Friday, November 16. The Europa League draw will be made on Thursday, November 15.

TOPS/FLOPS – Despite its victory this Thursday evening (3-2), Rennes is eliminated from the Europa League. Discover the best and worst of the encounter.


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20 minutes of dream

In a Roazhon Park on fire, Rennes no longer had a choice.

Try and get closer to a miracle or fall asleep and see your European adventure end this Thursday evening.

And the Rennais opted for the first option.

Truffert and Gouiri were first blocked with strikes (4th).

Before the defense also got to work thanks to Theate, decisive on a return full of authority on the Leao rocket (8th).

Bourigeaud (11th) broke the deadlock at the best possible moment to give his team a logical and deserved advantage.

A short-lived improvement but which was repeated in the second half where Stade Rennais made its evening opponent doubt for a long time.

They also confirm their current good form (six consecutive victories in Ligue 1) and could hurt many teams at the end of the season.

Bourigeaud, the providential man

Who other than Bourigeaud?

Arriving in 2017 from Lens, the midfielder is undoubtedly the man of the match.

Clean in all his interventions, first scoring on a magnificent unstoppable cross strike against Maignan (11th) then decisive again on two penalties in the second half, Bourigeaud was in all the fights.

And when we know how difficult it is to deceive Maignan in this exercise... He could even have been the decisive passer on a magnificent free kick placed on Theate's head in the first half.

With a Bourigeaud of this standing, Rennes can dream big...


(Really) disappointing Milanese

Obviously, the Rossoneri were not going to engage in an ultra offensive or even risky game.

The advantage of three goals acquired in the first leg allowed them to approach this match with more serenity.

But this AC Milan didn't make anyone dream this Thursday evening.

Semi-finalists of the great Champions League last season, entered in the group of PSG, Newcastle and Dortmund in C1, Théo Hernandez's men nevertheless appear as one of the favorites for the Europa League title.

But like a muzzled Leao despite his goal, a hesitant Pulisic like a completely missed shot on a goal ball (17th) or a non-existent Musah (four duels won out of nine, four ball losses), the Italian club only counted on its three-goal lead.

Omari off topic

The Rennes central defender achieved almost nothing this Thursday evening.

Omari was often caught by Leao's speed behind his back.

In the 8th minute, he completely lost his control.

Fortunately, his friend in defense, Theate, made up for it against the flying Portuguese from Milan.

The young Frenchman was also at fault for Leao's goal in the second half even though he had defended well initially.

His error cost a goal and slowed down the good momentum of his team.

Source: lefigaro

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