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Cheyrou converts for Rennes relief

Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 21.45CET
Stade Rennais FC 1-1 SK Brann Bruno Cheyrou converted a late penalty to salvage a point for Stade Rennais FC at home to the Norwegian champions.

Match statistics

RennesBrann

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
6
Attempts off target10
 
1
Corners9
 
5
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed10
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
1

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 21.45CET

Cheyrou converts for Rennes relief

Stade Rennais FC 1-1 SK Brann Bruno Cheyrou converted a late penalty to salvage a point for Stade Rennais FC at home to the Norwegian champions.

Bruno Cheyrou converted a late penalty to salvage a point for Stade Rennais FC at home to Norwegian champions SK Brann in UEFA Cup Group D.

Off the mark
A first-half header from Azar Karadas had given Brann a lead they defended stoutly only for Cheyrou to equalise two minutes from time when Jires Ekoko was tripped. The visitors' disappointment was compounded when Hassan El-Fakiri was dismissed in injury time but both sides are off the mark following Matchday 1 defeats.

Leroy denied
Brann, who lost to Hamburger SV a fortnight ago, began brightly in France and Thorstein Helstad shot into the side-netting in the tenth minute. Rennes, beaten by FC Basel 1893 in their opener, responded and the best chance in a sustained spell of pressure fell to Jérôme Leroy, his volley superbly saved by Håkon Opdal.

Surprise lead
But then, against the run of play, Brann took the lead from a corner, Karadas beating Petter Hansson in the air to power in a header. It was all Rennes from then on, Hansson heading a Sylvain Marveaux corner wide and Jimmy Briand flicking Leroy's cross over. Moments after failing to get enough purchase on a Rod Fanni centre, Mickaël Pagis then hit the crossbar with a terrific volley from Cyril Jeunechamp's left-wing cross.

Equaliser
Little changed after the break, Cheyrou volleying past Opdal but just wide of the post in the 49th minute and Leroy testing the goalkeeper from distance. Opdal's opposite number Patrice Luzi turned over a goalbound Helstad effort in a rare Brann foray forward. It looked as if the visitors would hold out until Ekoko was tripped as he strode into the box, and Cheyrou made no mistake from the spot. El-Fakiri was shown a straight red card in added time for a challenge on Marveaux, but Brann held on.

Last updated: 08/11/07 22.18CET

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Lineups

rennes

Rennes

brann

Brann

16
LuziPatrice Luzi (GK)
12
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
Yellow Card81
12
FanniRod Fanni
3
DahlBjørn Dahl
Yellow Card31
13
Pe. HanssonPetter Hansson
18
BjarnasonÓlafur Örn Bjarnason
27
JeunechampCyril Jeunechamp
Substitution66
21
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
5
MensahJohn Mensah
15
HanstveitErlend Hanstveit (C)
14
CheyrouBruno Cheyrou
Goal88
7
El-FakiriHassan El-Fakiri
Red Card90+2
7
LeroyJérôme Leroy
9
SolliJan Gunnar Solli
26
MarveauxSylvain Marveaux
17
BakkeEirik Bakke
Yellow Card42
22
DidotÉtienne Didot (C)
13
HusekleppErik Huseklepp
Substitution55
19
BriandJimmy Briand
Yellow Card57
Substitution81
6
KaradasAzar Karadas
Goal24
Substitution55
9
PagisMickaël Pagis
22
HelstadThorstein Helstad
Yellow Card70

Substitutes

1
CatherineFabrice Catherine (GK)
4
GuntveitCato Guntveit
Substitution55
4
BorneGuillaume Borne
5
CorralesRamiro Corrales
3
EdmanErik Edman
26
WaldeKnut Walde
8
BruKévin Bru
11
Vaagan MoenPetter Vaagan Moen
Substitution55
20
Kembo-EkokoJires Kembo-Ekoko
Substitution81
16
SjöhageJoakim Sjöhage
24
SorlinOlivier Sorlin
28
Ar. BjörnssonÁrmann Björnsson
25
MarcioMarcio
Substitution66
Yellow Card90+1
24
UdjusNils Kenneth Udjus (GK)

Coach

Pierre Dreossi (FRA) Mons Ivar Mjelde (NOR)

Referee

Gerald Lehner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Raimund Buch (AUT), Andreas Fellinger (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Steiner (AUT)

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