Rennes 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Nuno's side held on Europa Conference League opener

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg celebratesPierre-Emile Hojbjerg replaced the injured Steven Bergwijn in the first half

Tottenham came from behind to draw their Europa Conference League opener at Rennes.

In a game where the momentum swung throughout, Nuno Espirito Santo's side opened the scoring when Lucas Moura's low cross was deflected into his own net by Rennes defender Loic Bade.

The hosts pushed for an equaliser after going behind and found a breakthrough when Flavien Tait played a quick one-two with Serhou Guirassy, before curling past Pierluigi Gollini from the edge of the box.

Rennes had the better chances in the second half and took the lead on 72 minutes through a close-range Gaetan Laborde finish.

Substitute Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg found the bottom corner from Matt Doherty's cross four minutes later to rescue a point for a much-changed Spurs side.

Dutch side Vitesse and Slovenia's NS Mura join Spurs and Rennes in Group G.

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Rennes

Squad number1Player nameSalin

Squad number27Player nameTraoré

Squad number4Player nameBadé

Squad number6Player nameAguerd

Squad number3Player nameTruffert

Squad number8Player nameSantamaría

Squad number24Player nameLaborde

Squad number14Player nameBourigeaud

Squad number20Player nameTait

Squad number10Player nameSulemana

Squad number9Player nameGuirassy

Squad number25Player nameMeling

Squad number26Player nameUgochukwu

Squad number28Player nameMartin

Squad number39Player nameTel

Tottenham Hotspur

Squad number22Player nameGollini

Squad number2Player nameDoherty

Squad number25Player nameTanganga

Squad number14Player nameRodon

Squad number33Player nameDavies

Squad number28Player nameNdombele

Squad number29Player nameSkipp

Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura

Squad number11Player nameGil

Squad number23Player nameBergwijn

Squad number10Player nameKane

Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg

Squad number12Player nameEmerson Royal

Squad number20Player nameAlli

Squad number44Player nameScarlett

Line-ups

Rennes

Formation 4-1-4-1

1Salin27Traoré4Badé6Aguerd3TruffertSubstituted forMelingat 79'minutes8SantamaríaSubstituted forMartinat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins24Laborde14Bourigeaud20Tait10SulemanaSubstituted forUgochukwuat 79'minutes9GuirassySubstituted forTelat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

16Gomis18Abline19Diouf22Assignon23Omari25Meling26Ugochukwu28Martin30Bonet37Tchaouna39Tel

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

22Gollini2Doherty25Tanganga14Rodon33Davies28NdombeleSubstituted forAlliat 79'minutes29Skipp27Lucas MouraSubstituted forScarlettat 54'minutes11GilBooked at 82mins23BergwijnSubstituted forHøjbjergat 30'minutes10KaneSubstituted forLeite de Souza Juniorat 54'minutes

Substitutes

1Lloris3Reguilón5Højbjerg8Winks12Leite de Souza Junior20Alli40Austin43John44Scarlett46Fagan-Walcott49Omole54Markanday

Live Text

Match ends, Rennes 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Second Half ends, Rennes 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Jonas Martin (Rennes) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Jonas Martin (Rennes).

Foul by Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur).

Gaëtan Laborde (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Rennes. Mathys Tel replaces Serhou Guirassy.

Attempt missed. Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg with a cross following a set piece situation.

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Loic Badé (Rennes).

Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Flavien Tait (Rennes).

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Attempt blocked. Serhou Guirassy (Rennes) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Flavien Tait.

Substitution, Rennes. Jonas Martin replaces Baptiste Santamaría.

Attempt missed. Baptiste Santamaría (Rennes) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Benjamin Bourigeaud.

Bryan Gil (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bryan Gil (Tottenham Hotspur).

Hamari Traoré (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur).

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