Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette twice avoided red card, says Rennes coach

first_imgArsenal star Alexandre Lacazette twice avoided red card, says Rennes coach Rennes manager Stephan was unhappy with a few decisions (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery was delighted with his side’s comeback, praising his team’s performance and resilience.Rennes boss Stephan also hailed Arsenal’s display, explaining it was like playing against a Champions League side.He said: ‘We got caught up in the intensity in the game. A lot of fields we didn’t come out on top. Advertisement Arsenal smashed Rennes 3-0 (Picture: Getty)Julien Stephan was frustrated with the referee after Rennes 3-0 Europa League defeat to Arsenal, but admitted the Gunners deserved to go through.Rennes brought a 3-1 lead to the Emirates for the second leg, but collapsed under the pressure of Arsenal’s attack – conceding two goals inside the opening 15 minutes.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the game, but was offside for Arsenal’s second goal when he clipped the ball into Ainsley Maitland-Niles’s path.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlexandre Lacazette was in the side after seeing his red card suspension reduced to two games before the match and Rennes head coach suggested the Frenchman was lucky not to be sent off again.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think it’s clearly offside. It’s an important decision on the game, but Arsenal played better and deserved to go through,’ he said.‘On the offside there has been a big mistake. Lacazette was able to play after having his ban reduced (Picture: Getty)‘As for the Lacazette decision, the commission decided it was only worth a two-game ban.‘Today’s tackle for Lacazette also was on the borderline of a red card and there was another tackle in the second half that could have been another yellow.‘A few things have gone against us. We don’t have the name or history of Arsenal, but we are growing. We have to congratulate Arsenal, they deserved to go through.’ Comment Arsenal overturned a 3-1 deficit from the first leg (Picture: Rex Features)‘The level that was being played on us was Champions League football.‘The second goal was offside, but they were better than us so congratulations.‘We can take a lot form this game against a top quality team.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 14 Mar 2019 11:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link533Shareslast_img

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