FC Nantes – Stade Rennais: Concern before PSG for Nantes?

Opposed to the Rennais of Bruno Génésio, the players of FC Nantes had to bow this Wednesday evening in a friendly match in Saint-Nazaire. Almost unable to carry the danger with the Red and Black doorman for 90 minutes, the Yellow and Green are not reassured before facing Paris Saint-Germain. If this result is not a guarantee of defeat against the champion of France, it allows to point the finger at some failures still very present.

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A derby is never really friendly. This Wednesday, Nantes could not stand up to its neighbor Rennes, and suffered a defeat there with the score of 1 goal to 0 which could even have been even heavier. Often reclusive in their camps, the partners of Alban Lafont did not help their captain to get out of certain complicated situations, until letting him concede a goal in the second half from a free kick. Little reassuring, Kombouaré players leave this part with many questions to solve before facing Paris in Tel Aviv.

A disturbing defence?

At the end of the game, the Nantes people did not hesitate to carry out real pressing phases in order to prevent the Rennais from developing their game. Despite several attempts and a certain burst of energy, it was not enough to get back to the score in time. Earlier in the match, the Canaries were already sowing the seeds of their concern. At the first opportunity, after five minutes, Matthis Abline directly carried the danger in the surface of Alban Lafont, solicited from the start of the match. Lovro Majer then rattled the nets, but this goal was disallowed for a foul at the start of the action judged by the referee.

In the second half, the match resumed with an indirect free kick, perfectly hit by Majer with the stick, placed on the head of Guirassy. The center forward entered at the break immediately allowed his family to shake FC Nantes, visibly too feverish on this arrested phase. If the rest of the match was clearly rebalanced, allowing Ludovic Blas and his partners to bring more chances to the Rennes side, the Nantes defense still almost provoked a penalty after the hour mark, after a series of dribbles from the right for Rennes.

On Saturday, Paris will be waiting for Nantes, as will the Canaries supporters, eager to find their team with a more attractive face than during this last friendly match.

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