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Udinese edge closer after Rennes stalemate

Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 21.08CET
Stade Rennais FC 0-0 Udinese Calcio
The Zebrette moved a step nearer the round of 32 after earning a point against their Ligue 1 hosts, who are eliminated after a third home draw.
Udinese edge closer after Rennes stalemate
Rennes' Yacine Brahimi (right) contests a high ball with Pablo Armero ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RennesUdinese

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target3
 
8
Corners10
 
6
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed20
 
16
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group I

PPts
1Club Atlético de Madrid Atlético510
2Udinese Calcio Udinese58
3Celtic FC Celtic55
4Stade Rennais FC Rennes53
* Ranking subject to CAS decision
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 21.08CET

Udinese edge closer after Rennes stalemate

Stade Rennais FC 0-0 Udinese Calcio
The Zebrette moved a step nearer the round of 32 after earning a point against their Ligue 1 hosts, who are eliminated after a third home draw.

Udinese Calcio edged closer to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after holding Stade Rennais FC to a goalless draw.

Nothing short of victory would preserve the hosts' European prospects, but save for two isolated second-half chances, the Ligue 1 side struggled to impose themselves on a Udinese team who twice hit the woodwork.

In a first half dominated by the visitors, Rennes were unable to muster a shot on target. The Zebrette, in contrast, might have scored twice in the opening 12 minutes through Antonio Floro Flores, who glanced Emmanuel Badu's cross wide and then hit a post. The former SSC Napoli striker pounced on a slip by John Boye, who had failed to deal with Kwadwo Asamoah's searching pass, but his side-footed effort came back off the far upright.

Mehdi Benatia also hit the goal frame soon afterwards, although Benoît Costil was never seriously troubled by the defender's looping header from the edge of the area. The Rennes goalkeeper was alert to Diego Fabbrini's low shot before the half-hour mark, however, following the first flowing move of the match, and a helpless bystander as Badu rifled an angled, dipping half-volley agonisingly wide from the 18 metres.

Rennes came out with more purpose after the break, Youssouf Hadji heading Stéphane Dalmat's corner over on 52 minutes, before setting up a chance for Vincent Pajot, who blazed over a sea of bodies. Lively substitute Jonathan Pitroipa also carved out a chance for himself only to be denied by Samir Handanovič, who almost punched the ball into his own net late on, but Francesco Guidolin's men might themselves have snatched a winner, Dušan Basta and Floro Flores both coming close.

The Friulani now just need to avoid defeat at home to Celtic FC on 15 December to progress to the round of 32.

Last updated: 02/12/11 0.19CET

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Lineups

rennes

Rennes

udinese

Udinese

1
CostilBenoît Costil (GK)
1
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK) (C)
3
MavingaChris Mavinga
3
IslaMauricio Isla
Substitution61
6
TetteyAlexander Tettey
Yellow Card90+2
5
DaniloDanilo
10
DalmatStéphane Dalmat
Yellow Card29
Substitution60
7
BaduEmmanuel Badu
12
BoukariAbdoulrazak Boukari
17
BenatiaMedhi Benatia
15
Kana-BiyikJean-Armel Kana-Biyik
20
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
19
HadjiYoussouf Hadji (C)
24
EkstrandJoel Ekstrand
20
BrahimiYacine Brahimi
Substitution55
27
ArmeroPablo Armero
22
JebbourYassine Jebbour
30
DoubaïThierry Doubaï
Yellow Card58
Substitution82
25
BoyeJohn Boye
Substitution46
31
FabbriniDiego Fabbrini
Yellow Card89
26
PajotVincent Pajot
83
Floro FloresAntonio Floro Flores

Substitutes

16
DialloAbdoulaye Diallo (GK)
21
PadelliDaniele Padelli (GK)
7
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
Substitution55
8
BastaDušan Basta
Substitution61
8
FeretJulien Feret
10
Di NataleAntonio Di Natale
14
MandjeckGeorges Mandjeck
Substitution46
Yellow Card51
13
NeutonNeuton
21
MontañoVictor Montaño
18
BattocchioChristian Battocchio
24
FoulquierDimitri Foulquier
37
PereyraRoberto Pereyra
28
DoumbiaTongo Hamed Doumbia
Substitution60
66
PinziGiampiero Pinzi
Substitution82

Coach

Frédéric Antonetti (FRA) Francesco Guidolin (ITA)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Tikhon Kalugin (RUS), Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)

Fourth official

Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS), Maksim Layushkin (RUS)

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