Paris vs Rennes

Stade Rennais in short

Founded in 1901, Stade Rennais Football Club are the pride and joy of Rennes, the capital of the Brittany region. Former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Olivier Létang took over as the club’s president from November 2017 and February 2020, while Julien Stéphan was appointed coach in December 2018. In terms of honours, Stade Rennais have succeeded in French Cup in three occasions, in 1965, 1971 and 2019, and have taken part in two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup competitions, three UEFA Cups and one UEFA Europe League tournament.

After a subdued 2018-19 season, the club participated into the next UEFA Europa League edition, thanks to its victory in the French Cup over Paris Saint-Germain on April 27th, 2019.

Though both sides have the greatest respect for each other and the match is always played in the right spirit, the famous Breton derby between Stade Rennais and FC Nantes arouses great passion and a carnival atmosphere. Adding a little spice to the fixture is the city of Nantes’ long historical association with Brittany. Once the administrative seat of the region, Nantes has not formed part of it since the 1950s, while Rennes is now Brittany’s sole official capital.

One of the main Breton clubs!

The encounters

30 matchs joués

15
Won
6
Drawn
9
Lost
D2 - L1 19/20
August 18th, 2019
2-1
Trophée des Champions
August 3rd, 2019
2-1
Final - French Cup 18/19
April 27th, 2019
2-2

The Parisians against Rennes

On 2019-20 Ligue 1 Uber Eats season, the Rennais have defeated the Red and Blue at Roazhon Park 2 - 1, thanks to goals from Niang and Del Castillo, on matchday 2.

Defeated by Rennes in the final of the 2019 French Cup, the Parisians had not experienced a setback in this competition since 2014!

Players to follow

Duel

Abdou Diallo

Defender 04/05/1996
A left-footed central defender, like his teammate Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo has above-average technical and passing abilities for a player of his position. Revealed at a very young age at the highest level, he was regularly named captain of the France U-21, coached by Sylvain Ripoll. On August 18th, 2019, he was part of the starting lineup in central defence alongside Thiago Silva during the travel to Roazhon Park in Rennes. After their victory in the Champions Trophy, the Red and Blue lost 2-1 to the Rennes, despite Edinson Cavani's opener.
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Benjamin Bourigeaud

Midfielder 14/01/1994
An RC Lens youth product, Benjamin Bourigeaud signed a four-year contract with Stade Rennais on June 14th, 2017, and scored his first goal for the Red and Black exactly two months later against Olympique Lyonnais. Designated by the fans as the club’s player of the 2017-18 season, Bourigeaud had a big hand in their fine campaign, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists in 37 appearances. A versatile midfielder, he will be looking to consolidate his progress in the Europa League, his first taste of European club competition.

Roazhon Park

Formerly known as Stade de la Route de Lorient, Stade Rennais’ home ground was officially renamed Roazhon Park on September 19th, 2015, an occasion marked by the Brittany side’s meeting with Lille LOSC. The stadium now has a capacity of 29,164 seats. Situated on the Vilaine River in the centre west of the city, this sleek, ultra-modern stadium is also famed for its stalls selling galette saucisse, a barbecue-grilled sausage wrapped in a crepe and which has become a local matchday speciality.

111 rue de Lorient
35 039 Rennes
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Practical information
The stadium is well served by public transport, with bus routes 11 and 14 both running to Roazhon Park. There are also several car parks close to the stadium, though most Stade Rennais fans prefer to walk, helping to create a friendly, family atmosphere on matchdays.