On the eve of the closing of the transfer window, Stade Rennes hosted Stade Brestois at Roazhon Park and won at the finish, 3-1.
Stade Rennes 3-1 Brest
It was in a tense context that Stade Rennes hosted Brest this Wednesday evening. In late rain, the Reds and Blacks at the heart of a turbulent end of the transfer window wanted to take the three points. Without Gaëtan Laborde gone to Nice, Bruno Genesio finally opted for a 4-3-3, Majer holder. Traoré was his replacement, as was Badé, while former SRFC Lillian Brassier was the holder on the Brest side.
In red, the Rennais kicked off, under an intense downpour! On a complicated ground, Rennes put their foot directly on the ball, trying to find their marks. After ten minutes to endure, Brest came out of their camp as the rain eased and both teams tried to put the game down, still without chances. Bourigeaud woke up the crowd with a good hook in the area followed by a cross captured by Bizot (13e). Tait was trying to combine in small spaces with Sulemana and Majer, to no avail. Bourigeaud, still him, captain’s armband on his arm, tried his luck from a distance, but his attempt was deflected (15e)! On the corner, Santamaria’s header was off target. Santamaria served by Bourigeaud again, was on target but found Bizot on his way who captured (19e).
Rennes continued to press on the Brest camp, and after a good movement between Meling, Bourigeaud and Tait, Majer saw his center deflected. In the box later (25e), Terrier couldn’t hit. On a nice one-two with Meling, Sulemana infiltrated the area and served Tait who with a touch found Bourigeaud at the far post. The captain’s head pushed back, Assignon who had followed also saw his shot blocked (26e)! On the Brest against, Rodon pushed the ball away and the Brestois demanded a hand, not whistled by the referee. Terrier responded with a vicious shot coming out of a fine save by Bizot (31e). Sulemana also tried his hand at distance (33e) but also found the doorman of the SB29 on his way. Brest tried to respond but Belaïli’s shot outside the area went well over. It was then Tait’s turn to test Bizot, who lay well against your post (35e). Sulemana tried his luck again from a distance, but completely unscrewed his strike (40e). After a last distant free kick that no one managed to take back, Rennes returned to the locker room with a clean score.
Dominant but not scorer
Back from the locker room, the Brestois were more enterprising like Belaïli, hooked by Assignon, without fault for the referee. Meling found Bourigeaud on a distant center (50e) who won a corner and Rennes opened the scoring through Rodon, who took back a corner struck by Majer (53e). In difficulty at times during the first period, the Welshman gave the advantage to his team, 1-0.
But a few minutes later, on the fallout of a corner, Honorat took full foot a ball which lodged flush with the post of Mandanda. 1-1 and SB29 scored on their first shot on target of the game. Bruno Genesio reacted with two changes. Abline and Doué returned to the places of Sulemana and Majer, Rennes passing in 4-4-2. The SRFC went on the attack again, and Tait still came up against Bizot (67e). Assignon also struck from afar at the fallout of a corner but fell on a forest of Brest legs.
The hour of play passed, Brest regained the hair of the beast, without however being very dangerous, but that coincided with a weak weather in Rennes. Slimani had fun in defense but completely unscrewed his shot in front of Mandanda (77e). Rennes moved forward, Bourigeaud soliciting Bizot from a corner (80e). The end of the match was marked by contentious action, Abline having entered the area, caught by Brassier. The referee did not flinch.
It was necessary at the very end of the match an overflow from Traoré in the snatch for Martin Terrier to emerge from the penalty spot to place his victorious header (89e). 2-1 and Roazhon Park exulted… and exulted again when Désiré Doué at the end of a rush on the left side deceived Bizot with a cross shot. 3-1, the score did not move, despite a bar from Belkebla in the last moments.
At the end of a generally dominated meeting, Rennes got scared but won 3-1 in their lair, and brought calm after the storm at the start of the season.
STADE RENNAIS FC 3-1 BREST (halftime score: 0-0)
Wednesday August 31, 2022 at 9:00 p.m.
27,392 spectators including 402 visitors
Referee: Benoit Millot
Goals: Rodon (53e), Honorat (57e), Burrow (89e), D. Gifted (90+2e)
Warnings: Assignon (60e), Tait (85e)
– Stade Rennais FC: Mandanda-Assignon (70eTraore), Rodon, Theate, Meling (79eTruffert) – Majer (60eD.Doué), Tait, Santamaria – Bourigeaud, Terrier, Sulemana (60eAbline)
Coach : Bruno Genesio.
– Brest: Bizot – Duverne, Chardonnet, Dari, Brassier – Belkebla, Magnetti – Honorat, Pereira Lage, Belaïli (73eCamara) – Slimani.
Coach : Michel Der Zakarian.