Tottenham fought back to earn a draw against Rennes in the Europa Conference League, but it came at a cost after many injury counts. Yesterday saw, after our accurate football prediction, in Conference League football results, Rennes and Tottenham tie 2-2 at Roazhon Park.
Spurs drew 2-2 with Ligue 1 side Rennes in Thursday’s Europa Conference League opener.
Tottenham’s Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn suffered injuries which was a shame because Lucas was instrumental in Tottenham’s first goal. A poor challenge from Flavien Tait was what forced Lucas off the pitch.
That first goal for Tottenham, however, was actually a Loic Bade own goal.
Tait then equalized 1-1 for Rennes with a curled finish at an eerie Roazhon Park.
This was just before Bergwijn from Tottenham also left the field with an apparent ankle injury.
Gaetan Laborde completed the comeback from hosts Rennes by scoring and giving them a 2-1 lead 19 minutes from time.
But substitute Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg quickly equalized for Spurs and the visitors, like the hosts, earned a point in Group G.
Conference League Football Results – Rennes and Tottenham Tie
Nuno Espirito Santo introduced Tanguy Ndombele into the Tottenham team for the first time under his new reign.
And Ndombele played a key role in the opening goal, though it was an own goal, after only 11 minutes.
In a quick move that culminated in Lucas’ attempted cross hitting Bade’s boot and wrong-footing Romain Salin, the Frenchman kept the ball in play with a fancy backheeled pass.
Because of several fouls, one of which resulted in Lucas’ injury, the second half had a disrupted feel to it.
Lucas Moura, the Spurs attacker, unable to run off the damage and quit the game on account of injury.
Rennes 2 – 2 Tottenham
Goals: 0 – 1 Bade OG 11, 1 – 1 Tait 23, 2 – 1 Laborde 72, 2 – 2 Hojbjerg 76
Bookings: Martin; Gil
Rennes: Salin, Turffert, Bade, Aguerd, Traore, Sulemana, Tait, Santamaria, Bourgeaud, Laborde, Guirassy
Substitutions: Martin, Ugochukwu, Melling
Tottenham: Gollini, Doherty, Tanganga, Rodon, Davies, Ndombele, Skipp, Gil, Lucas, Kane, Bergwijn
Substitutions: Hojbjerg, Emerson, Scarlett, Alli