As it happened: Rennes 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa Conference League
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Tottenham Hotspur's Bryan Gil during the UEFA Conference League Play-Offs Leg Two match between Tottenham Hotspur and Pacos de Ferreira at on August 26, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)

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19:43a month ago

Thank You!

Not the result Tottenham wanted and poses more questions than answers, but thank you for tuning in.

I've been Seb Jenkins.

19:43a month ago

Full-Time Reaction

19:41a month ago

Points Shared

19:39a month ago

Bryan Gil Down

Bryan Gil down with a possible injury after the full-time whistle.
19:38a month ago

FULL-TIME

Tottenham are held to a point by Rennes in France.

Full-time: 2-2

19:37a month ago

94' - Spurs Pushing

Spurs with all the possession now but struggling to forge a clear-cut chance.
19:33a month ago

91' - Spurs Chance

Joe Rodon just heads wide from a cross into the box. Hard to generate the power for him there.
19:32a month ago

90' - Added Time

Five minutes added on.
19:30a month ago

88' - Emerson Down

The corner is cleared and play is stopped as Emerson goes down with a head injury. He is up and about soon after.
19:29a month ago

86' - Corner

Rennes earn a corner late on.
19:27a month ago

85' - Rennes Pressure

A couple of attacks for Rennes, although both end with the ball bouncing behind for Spurs goal kicks.
19:25a month ago

83' - Booking

Bryan Gil - Yellow card
19:25a month ago

82' - Chance Spurs

Much better from Bryan Gil. He plucked the ball out of the air and drove past his man before cutting back towards the byline and flashing a cross towards goal. The defenders cleared.
19:22a month ago

79' - Rennes Chance

Laborde drags just wide after the ball was set back to him on the edge of the box. Gollini was stranded.
19:20a month ago

78' - Chance Spurs

Hojbjerg creates some nice space in midfield and releases Emerson Royal. The wing-back decides to go for goal rather than cross to Scarlett and it goes way over.
19:18a month ago

76' - GOAL SPURS

Tottenham make me eat my words. Seconds after I say they are creating nothing, Doherty swings in a cross, it pops up and Hojbjerg finishes well.
19:17a month ago

75' - All Rennes

The home side look the most likely to score the next goal. Spurs, once again, struggling to create anything at all.
19:15a month ago

Dark Day For Spurs

As things stand, Spurs have flown to France and picked up injuries to Bergwijn and Moura without even earning a point...
19:14a month ago

72' - GOAL RENNES

Rennes are 2-1 up! A shot from the edge of the box is parried out into the danger zone by Gollini. Laborde taps home the free rebound.
19:13a month ago

71' - Shot On Target

After an aerial ball is allowed to bounce and headed on by Emerson, Hojbjerg rather scuffs a volley down the throat of the keeper.
19:12a month ago

Formation Update

Tottenham now have a front three of Bryan Gil, Dane Scarlett and Emerson Royal. Okay.
19:10a month ago

68' - Scarlett Chance!

Dane Scarlett gets between the two centre-backs and Bryan Gil finds him with a cross. His header goes wide.
19:09a month ago

66' - Ndombele Balling

Tanguy Ndombele with his own episode of Skill School down the left wing, sending a couple of Rennes players for dummies. May have been a nutmeg in there too. 
19:08a month ago

65' - Rennes Chance

Rennes create another chance on Ben Davies' side, this time blazing their shot over the bar.
19:06a month ago

64' - Rennes Chance

Rennes work an easy crossing chance from their right side but the resulting header flies over.
19:06a month ago

64' - Gil Wasteful Again

Third chance to cross in a few minutes for Gil. Another set-piece this time as Emerson wins a free-kick. Unfortunately, Gil finds the gloves of the keeper again.
19:04a month ago

62' - Wasted Cross

Ndombele sets Bryan Gil away down the left, but the young Spaniard can only find the gloves of the keeper.
19:03a month ago

61' - Ndombele Working Hard

Ndombele not only looks like the one bright spark for Spurs going forward, but also doing plenty of running and defensive work too. Tracked all the way back to win a goal kick just now.
19:01a month ago

Armband Update

Ben Davies is now wearing the captain's armband after Kane left the pitch.
19:00a month ago

58' - Free-Kick Wasted

Gil blazes the free-kick over the bar, despite the box being packed with Tottenham players to attack a cross.
18:59a month ago

57' - Free-Kick Spurs

Emerson Royal wins a free-kick in a dangerous position for Spurs.
18:56a month ago

54' - Harry Kane Subbed

Harry Kane is substituted. Dane Scarlett now on.
18:56a month ago

53' - Moura Off Injured

Moura cannot continue after all. He comes off hobbling still and Emerson Royal replaces him. 
18:55a month ago

52' - Rennes Chance

Rennes get in down their left-hand side, flashing a cross past the front post. Joe Rodon does incredibly well to get ahead of his man and block the shot.
18:54a month ago

51' - Tanganga Down

Japhet Tanganga goes down holding his knee after an awkward landing but he seems to be up and moving freely again.
18:53a month ago

50' - Ndombele Chance!

Finally, some creativity for Spurs! Ndombele flicks a ball around the corner to Kane and runs beyond. Kane finds him in the box and Tanguy pokes just wide. Much better.
18:52a month ago

49' - Moura Update

Moura is back to his feet and hobbling. A shake of the head here and there implies he is still struggling with the pain but he is playing again.
18:50a month ago

48' - Moura Injury

Lucas Moura gets his ankle trapped between opponent and turf in a challenge. He is down in a lot of pain at the moment. 
18:47a month ago

45' - Second Half

We are underway again! No changes for Spurs at half-time.
18:44a month ago

Can Spurs Take Control?

Will Oliver Skipp and his teammates step up and take control of the second 45? 
18:34a month ago

Half-Time Reactions

18:32a month ago

Half-Time! 1-1

It's level at the break after Rennes had a diving header chance in the dying seconds. A rather worrying first 45 for Nuno and Tottenham who were second best by a long way.
18:30a month ago

45' - Free-Kick Rennes

A free-kick for Rennes is hit long and out harmlessly for a Spurs goal-kick.
18:29a month ago

43' - Ndombele Frustrated

Ndombele makes a good run off the shoulder of the last defender but Doherty chooses to come back and play a safe pass to Skipp. Ndombele frustrated by that.
18:27a month ago

42' - Kane Shot

Harry Kane works a shooting chance from the edge of the area after a nice move but the angle is tight and the strike ends up straight at the keeper.
18:25a month ago

40' - Spurs Free-Kick

Kane wins a free-kick on the right-side of Renne's defensive third. Lucas Moura looks to be the one who could make something happen in the final minutes before half-time.
18:23a month ago

38' - Spurs Formation

Spurs have moved to a 4-3-3 with Bergwijn off. Midfield three of Skipp, Hojbjerg and Ndombele. Front three of Gil, Kane and Moura.
18:21a month ago

36' - No Change

The pattern of play is consistent. Rennes pressing and creating attacking opportunities. Spurs struggling to hold the ball for more than a couple of passes.
18:16a month ago

31' - Bergwijn Off Injured

Steven Bergwijn is off injured after a late challenge. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is on.
18:15a month ago

30' - Rennes Chance

Another Rennes chance, this time from the left side as a cross squirms under the forward and is just about collected by Gollini.
18:14a month ago

29' - Rennes Are Up For It

The crowd is bouncing here and the Rennes XI are feeding off that energy with the attacks continuing to come.
18:13a month ago

28' - Spurs Struggling

Spurs cannot keep the ball out here. Gil now gives away a free-kick in his own half. Nothing comes of it.
18:08a month ago

23' - RENNES GOAL

The home side have been knocking on the door here with a lot of pressure in and around the Spurs box. It finally tells as Flavien Tait curls one past Gollini from the edge of the box.
18:04a month ago

20' - Big Rennes Chance

Tanganga sits off and Rennes work a shooting chance from just inside the box. Gollini saves well and the rebound is headed over by the Rennes forward. Let-off for Spurs.
18:03a month ago

18' - Spurs Breakaway

A promising Spurs break is slowed down by Bergwijn almost stumbling over. The ball eventually made its way back to Ben Davies who just misses a leaping Lucas with his cross.
18:02a month ago

17' - Ndombele Down In The Box

Harry Kane finds Ndombele in the box with a beautifully weighted long pass, but the Frenchman takes a tumble under pressure from the defender. Nothing given and Tanguy doesn't appeal either.
17:58a month ago

13' - Bergwijn Scuffle

After a disagreement at the top end of the pitch, Bergwijn and Rennes skipper Traore end up foreheard to forehead. No bookings issued.
17:57a month ago

12' - Rennes Attack

Doherty beaten too easily at right-back, but the Rennes cross that was flashed across the nearpost is cleared by Tottenham.
17:56a month ago

11' - GOAL TOTTENHAM

A ridiculous backheel from Ndombele keeps the ball in play, with Skipp laying it to Harry Kane who plays Moura in behind. Lucas' cut back deflects off the defender and trickles past the keeper. Own goal.
17:54a month ago

8' - Ndombele Touches

Tanguy Ndombele is seeing plenty of the ball, with that trademark close control, holding off the Rennes players and carving space. The final bass isn't there quite yet.
17:52a month ago

6' - Rennes In Behind

Rennes manage to get in behind down the right but the pull back into the box is harmless and easily cleared.
17:51a month ago

5' - Slow Start

Tottenham haven't quite settled yet, with some misplaced final passes and the odd chance for Rennes to catch them on the break.
17:45a month ago

Kick-Off!

17:32a month ago

Countdown To Kick-Off

Under 15 minutes until Tottenham kick-off their Europa Conference League campaign.
17:05a month ago

Harry Kane, Record Breaker

16:53a month ago

Will Ndombele be MOTM?

16:46a month ago

Rennes Starting XI Announced

16:45a month ago

Tottenham Tweet The Team

16:43a month ago

Starting XI and Bench Confirmed

16:41a month ago

Where To Watch

Rennes vs Tottenham Hotspur can be watched live on BT Sport 2 or streamed via the BT Sport app and desktop website. Kick-Off is at 17:45 GMT.
16:35a month ago

Leaked Tottenham Starting XI

Although we await Tottenham's official tweet, the alleged starting XI for this evening is:

Gollini; Doherty, Tanganga, Roden, Davies; Skipp, Ndombele; Moura, Gil, Bergwijn; Kane.

16:26a month ago

Paratici On The Phone...

16:23a month ago

Kane, Dele and Bergwijn Arrive

Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn are among the players to arrive at Roazhon Park this evening.
16:22a month ago

Tottenham Arrive At Roazhon Park

Tottenham have arrived at Roazhon Park ahead of their Europa Conference League match against Rennes.

 

15:23a month ago

Predicted Rennes Starting XI

We believe Rennes could line up as follows:

Gomis; Traore, Bade, Aguerd, Meling; Santamaria, Tait; Terrier, Bourigeaud, Sulemana; Guirassy

15:19a month ago

Predicted Tottenham Starting XI

We still have a little wait on our hands before Nuno names his team, but we at VAVEL.com are predicting:

Gollini; Doherty, Tanganga, Rodon, Davies; Winks, Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bergwijn, Gil, Kane.

15:17a month ago

Will Harry Kane start?

After a dismal 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend and a fierce Chelsea fixture on the horizon, it remains to be seen whether Nuno Espirito Santo opts for Harry Kane or starlet Dane Scarlett.

Kane has travelled with the squad to France... 

15:16a month ago

Roazhon Park Is Ready!

Stade Rennais' Roazhon Park is ready to host Tottenham Hotspur this evening, with the Europa Conference League banners on show.

 

15:13a month ago

New Spurs Third Kit

Could we see Tottenham in their brand-new third kit which was only released this morning?

It's certainly... eye-catching.

 

15:08a month ago

Rennes Team News

Rennes are set to be without arguably their best player, an attacker who was actually linked with a potential move to Spurs in the summer by the name of Jeremy Doku.

The French side are also without centre-back Lovro Majer who misses out with a hip injury.

15:07a month ago

Tottenham Team News

Tottenham are, unfortunately, without key first-team trio Eric Dier, Heung-min Son and Ryan Sessegnon due to injuries.

South Americans Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez are still training in Croatia after their international break.

However, Steven Bergwijn does recover in time to make the trip to France.

15:05a month ago

Group G Details

Tottenham Hotspur find themselves in Group G for the Europa Conference League, alongside Rennes from the French Ligue 1, Vitesse from the Dutch Eredivisie, and Mura from the Slovenian PrvaLiga.
14:43a month ago

Kick-Off Time

This fixture between Rennes and Tottenham kicks off at 17:45 on Thursday 16 September at the Roazhon Park in France. 
15:02a month ago

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to VAVEL's live text commentary of Rennes vs Tottenham Hotspur. 

The Europa Conference League is officially under way.

My name is Seb Jenkins and I will be taking you through this interesting group stage opening fixture.

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