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Leroy lets Rennes give Stabæk the slip

Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 23.50CET
Stade Rennais FC 2-0 Stabæk IF
Two Jérôme Leroy goals helped the French side shake off the challenge of the Norwegian league leaders and confirm a UEFA Cup first round berth.
by Christian Châtelet
Leroy lets Rennes give Stabæk the slip
Jérôme Leroy was Rennes' match-winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RennesStabæk

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 23.50CET

Leroy lets Rennes give Stabæk the slip

Stade Rennais FC 2-0 Stabæk IF
Two Jérôme Leroy goals helped the French side shake off the challenge of the Norwegian league leaders and confirm a UEFA Cup first round berth.

A Jérôme Leroy double helped Stade Rennais FC shake off the challenge of Tippeligaen leaders Stabæk IF and book a place in the UEFA Cup first round draw.

Rescue mission
Rennes had lost the first leg in Norway 2-1, but the French side started the decider in determined fashion with Leroy opening the scoring after 37 minutes. That put Guy Lacombe's team ahead on away goals and Leroy's second with eleven minutes left confirmed their qualification, 3-2 on aggregate.

Injury blow
The Brittany club began impressively and Stabæk's Morten Morisbak Skjønsberg had to clear a Carlos Bocanegra header off his own goalline before Olivier Thomert's low strike flew just wide. The visitors then suffered a major setback as captain and centre-back Mike Kjølø was carried off in the 34th minute with a shoulder injury, having fallen awkwardly in his own area. With Kjølø having scored both goals in the clubs' first meeting a fortnight ago, it was not just his leadership they missed.

Crucial strike
Three minutes later, Jan Jönsson's side were behind as Jimmy Briand was felled in the box by Pontus Farnerud. Leroy's penalty was parried by Jon Knudsen, but the midfielder followed up to place the rebound over the goalkeeper. With the goal they needed in the bank, Rennes played the second half on the counterattack and Briand nearly doubled the advantage on two occasions. With time ebbing away, Thomert found himself in space and cut the ball back to an unmarked Leroy who sealed the win and Rennes' progress.

Last updated: 29/08/08 0.54CET

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Lineups

rennes

Rennes

stabæk

Stabæk

1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
1
KnudsenJon Knudsen (GK)
5
ManganeKader Mangane
9
KellerChristian T Keller
13
Pe. HanssonPetter Hansson (C)
15
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg
Yellow Card81
3
BocanegraCarlos Bocanegra
4
KjøløMike Kjølø (C)
Substitution36
29
DanzéRomain Danzé
26
HolmvikBjørnar Holmvik
18
LemoineFabien Lemoine
Yellow Card72
19
AnderssonJohan Andersson
Substitution77
14
CheyrouBruno Cheyrou
8
AnnanAnthony Annan
7
LeroyJérôme Leroy
Goal38
Yellow Card45
Goal81
17
FarnerudPontus Farnerud
Yellow Card37
11
ThomertOlivier Thomert
Yellow Card85
25
AlanzinhoAlanzinho
19
BriandJimmy Briand
Yellow Card76
Substitution90
11
NannskogDaniel Nannskog
Yellow Card47
23
SowMoussa Sow
Substitution60
10
GunnarssonVeigar Gunnarsson

Substitutes

30
NdiayeCheick Ndiaye (GK)
22
AustbøIven Austbø (GK)
27
DembeleBira Dembele
2
SandbergNiklas Sandberg
Substitution36
2
EldersonElderson
16
GromstadTor Marius Gromstad
12
FanniRod Fanni
Substitution60
7
HaugerHenning Hauger
26
KatongoFélix Katongo
14
KamaraOla Kamara
20
Kembo-EkokoJires Kembo-Ekoko
Substitution90
13
PálmasonPálmi Pálmason
Substitution77
17
MbiaStéphane Mbia
29
TømmernesJan Tømmernes

Coach

Guy Lacombe (FRA) Jan Jönsson (SWE)

Referee

Igor Egorov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Vitali Drozdov (RUS), Viktor Kulagin (RUS)

Fourth official

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS)

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