Competition Debut For Rennes Ends In 1-1 With Krasnodar
RENNES, France: Rennes marked its Champions League group stage debut with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Russian side Krasnodar on Tuesday, conceding an equalizer just moments after scoring.
While Paris Saint-Germain had no fans allowed for its 2-1 home loss against Manchester United because of coronavirus concerns, local authorities in Brittany gave permission for 5,000 to attend at Roazhon Park. Some lit flares by the roadside as the Rennes team bus approached the stadium.
The long-awaited first Rennes goal in Europe's elite competition arrived in the 56th minute when striker Serhou Guirassy netted from the penalty spot after center half Yegor Sorokin fouled winger Martin Terrier.
But the depleted Russian side equalized three minutes later when left back Cristian Ramirezs long-distance strike beat goalie Alfred Gomis at the near post.