It is under a beautiful sun that the derby between Brest and Rennes, which was held this Sunday afternoon at the Francis-Le Blé stadium, will have given birth to the same scenario and the same result as the first leg. Quickly led to the score on a goal from Franck Honorat (4th), Rennes immediately reacted through Benjamin Bourigeaud (7th), perfectly served by Martin Terrier. After the first ten minutes of madness, the meeting then slowed down even if both teams were playful.
🔴⚫️ Before the one obtained by Adrien Truffert and transformed by Clément Grenier (77 ‘) in Brest, Stade Rennais had not had a penalty in Ligue 1 since the 28th day of 2019/2020 (obtained by Sacha Boey and transformed by Adrien Hunou in the 87 ‘against Montpellier). # SB29SRFC pic.twitter.com/Py4AkxX1T4
– ROUGEmémoire 🔴⚫ SRFC (@ROUGEmemoire) January 17, 2021
It was finally with a fairly generous penalty that Rennes made the difference in the last quarter of an hour after Honorat’s foul on Adrien Truffert. In full swing, it is the returning Clément Grenier who was responsible for transforming it, scoring his third goal in four games.
“The planets were aligned”, according to Julien Stéphan
Unhappy with the amounts since the start of the season, the Rennais have this time had the baraka, the Brest striker Steve Mounié touching the post and the crossbar of Romain Salin. “Success has eluded us at one point in the season, with all these posts against us. There it was favorable to us, the planets were aligned ”, reacted Julien Stéphan at the end of the meeting.
After their victory in the Breton derby, Stade Rennais took the opportunity to stretch their fine streak of seven games without defeat in Ligue 1 (five wins and two draws) and come back to the height of Monaco (4th with 36 points) a week before receive Lille.