Rennes reach Coupe last four

A late winner from Romain Alessandrini earned Rennes a place in the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue with a 2-1 result over top-flight rivals Troyes.

Last Updated: 29/11/12 at 23:00 Post Comment

Romain Alessandrini: All smiles after hitting late winner

Romain Alessandrini: All smiles after hitting late winner

Jonathan Pitroipa fired Rennes in front after just eight minutes, providing the finish to a ball into the area from Julien Feret.

Corentin Jean then marked his senior debut for Troyes with the equaliser after 22 minutes with the youngster firing low into the net.

The prospect of extra-time threatened until Alessandrini brought the home fans to their feet with his goal in the final minutes, capitalising on a poor clearance by visiting goalkeeper Yohann Thuram-Ulien.

Rennes will now face Montpellier in the last four of the competition, with St Etienne to take on Lille in the other semi.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy step up Arsenal comebacks

Jack Wilshere scored as he stepped up his comeback from injury against a Brentford XI at Arsenal's training ground on Tuesday.

Wayne Rooney cannot wait to link up with Harry Kane for England

Wayne Rooney has been gripped by the excitement surrounding Harry Kane and can't wait to link up with him against Italy.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane to make first England start in Italy

Harry Kane will make his first start for England in Tuesday night's friendly in Italy, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Mail Box

Why Do Arsenal Have So Many 'Internet Warriors'?

The Mailbox has an open letter from Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, questions Phil Jones' bulldog spirit and asks: "Why do Arsenal have so many "internet warriors?"

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company