In group E, Stade Rennais will find an old acquaintance with Celtic Glasgow but also Lazio Rome and the Romanian club of Cluj.
The draw of the Europa League has promised a first round dense and homogeneous for the Stade Rennais for which pass the chickens will have nothing of an easy task. A short overview of the three opponents of this first phase.
Coming from hat 1, Lazio of Rome is not an ogre of this Europa League but has good arguments to hope to achieve a good competition and especially has a European past that speaks for him with his title Cup Cup (1999) and his final in the UEFA Cup (1998).
Only eighth in Serie A last season, the Roman club qualified thanks to its victory in the Italian Cup against Atalanta Bergamo.
The team coached by Simone Inzaghi, the brother of AC Milan Filippo's legendary striker, revolves around his major player in midfield, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a time tracked by PSG. The other star of this team, striker Ciro Immobile, scored 19 goals for 12 assists in all competitions last season.
Stade Rennais will have the privilege of discovering the Stadio Olimpico, another hotbed of Lazio but also of AS Rome, which can hold more than 73,000 people.Rennais and Romains had already met in Seville last season, Lazio facing Sevilla FC the day before qualifying for the Red and Black Betis. Lazio had not managed to pass the 1 / 16th finals.
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With Celtic Glasgow, Stade Rennais finds an old friend of the European games. Both clubs had already met in the group stage of this competition in 2011-2012. Celtic had a draw in Brittany (1-1) before winning (3-1) at Celtic Park that many supporters Rennes should once again garnish en masse.
Scottish champion for the fiftieth time in his history last season, Celtic Glasgow failed to reach the group stage of the Champions League, eliminated … by Cluj, the last team of this group E.
The Scottish team, composed of French Olivier N'Tcham, Christopher Jullien or Odsonne Edouard, remains affordable for the Rouge et Noir, the two clubs were also left on a draw (0-0) in the first match of preparation this summer.
The Neil Lennon players were eliminated in the 1/16 Europa League final by Valencia last season.
Note also that Celtic has already registered his name in the winners of the Champions League, it was in 1967.
This is obviously the most affordable team for Stade Rennais. The Romanians are reigning champions of Romania (the fifth in their history) but have been eliminated in the Champions League by Slavia Prague.
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The attraction of the match for the Rennais will be the return to Roazhon Park of Yacouba Sylla, Red and Black player in 2015-2016, he was then loaned by the club in Montpellier and Panathinaikos before being sold in Belgium.
The Romanian squad also includes strikers Lacina Traoré, passed by Amiens and Monaco, and Billel Omrani, former nugget of the training center of Olympique de Marseille.
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