Good afternoon. The UEFA Europa Conference League group stage gets underway this evening, with Spurs facing a trip to Rennes. I’ll bring you build-up and team news followed by live text commentary of the game at the Stade de la Route de Lorient.
UEFA Europa Conference League / Matchday 1
Roazhon Park / 16.09.2021
It's all over in Rennes as the spoils are shared in a pulsating opening game of this Europa Conference League group. Spurs are perhaps a tad fortunate to leave France with a point after a night that did little to answer the questions from the loss to Crystal Palace. It finishes 2-2.
Laborde volleys a cross into the box, a stunning bit of skill, but none of his team-mates had anticipated it and Spurs survive.
One last chance for Rennes as the red shirts pour forward. The crowd roar their side on.
Dele Alli has done well since coming on put his foot on the ball and get Spurs into some dangerous areas.
Spurs whip a cross into the box after working a free-kick wide, but Rodon can't quite turn his header on target.
There will be five minutes of added time. More than enough for one of these teams to grab a winner.
Spurs do well to clear their lines from the set-piece and win a foul to try and take the sting out of the game as it nears its conclusion. This has been a fascinating match, and a very worrying one for any watching Tottenham fans.
A shot from range is deflected wide and Rennes throw bodies forward for the corner.
The game is wide open now, with space at both ends. There are going to be more chances, of that there's little doubt.
Ndombele’s race is run and on comes Dele Alli.
Emerson bursts down the right and shoots over from an angle.
GOOOAAALLL!!! The crowd fall silent as Hojbjerg nips in to turn home into the far corner as a sliced clearance from a Doherty cross loops right into the danger area. 2-2!
Rennes go close again as Guirassy shoots over from an angle. Spurs are in trouble here.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Rennes have the lead and you can’t say it’s undeserved. A Sulemana shot from distance is parried straight back into trouble by Gollini and Laborde tucks home into an empty net. 2-1!
That’s a chance! Emerson flicks on a looping ball on the edge of the box and it drops on the volley for Hojbjerg who shoots straight at the keeper.
A teasing cross from Gil almost meets Scarlett on the run, who is just sandwiched out by two defenders. That’s good from the youngsters. A goal-kick is given, incorrectly.
Again that should be a goal. Rennes rip Spurs open and Laborde flashes over. He probably should have squared that, there were players over.
Big chance for Rennes as a whipped cross picks out Sulemana but he can’t get his header on target.
Emerson is caught on the ankle out on the touchline and the Spurs players are unimpressed that a card isn’t shown. The referee has been extraordinarily lenient this evening.
A beautiful ball over the top almost catches Spurs out but Gollini is alive to the danger and collects on the edge of the box.