Rennes v Celtic Match Report, 19/09/2019, UEFA Europa League

Rennes v Celtic Match Report, 19/09/2019, UEFA Europa League

Rennes 1-1 Celtic: Niang and Christie on the place in enjoyable draw

Ryan Christie continued his remarkable European scoring kind since Celtic held in-form Rennes into a 1-1 draw at Roazhon Park.

Ryan Christie maintained his cool in the penalty spot to make Celtic a 1-1 Europa League draw Rennes.

The hosts went ahead eight minutes prior to half-time when former AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang won and then converted into a penalty.

However, Neil Lennon’s visiting side acquitted themselves well against a team riding high in Ligue 1 and Christie equalised just before the hour netting his fifth goal in nine European states this term.

Celtic were decreased to 10 guys in stoppage time when replacement Vakoun Issouf Bayo was shipped for a second bookable offence.

The hosts made the first obvious opening at the 13th moment but Clement Grenier badly misjudged his header from Raphinha’s cross with the goal at his mercy.

Mohamed Elyounoussi came agonisingly close to slipping in Boli Bolingoli’s teasing low cross as Celtic grew horribly to the competition.

It supposed Kristoffer Ajer’s awkward tackle on Niang undid lots of fantastic work — the Rennes forwards picking up himself to ship Fraser Forster the wrong way from 12 yards.

The Celtic punishment wasn’t this obvious call, however, James Forrest’s fall beneath a Damien Da Silva challenge persuaded swimmer Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez to point to the place, from where Christie confidently shattered home.

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The two teams pushed for a winner, together with Grenier’s rasping free-kick clipping the exterior for the pole from 25 yards before Forrest shimmied to area to fire .

Those attempts were chased somewhat overenthusiastically by Bayo, who had been just introduced at the 84th moment. He had been cautioned for a foul on Da Silva and rashly caught Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy when after at a loose ball.

Celtic host Cluj within their following Group E game, together with Rennes travelling to confront Lazio.

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