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Lens, Rennes Clash with High European Stakes

Lens, Rennes Clash with High European Stakes

Publish on 05/11 at 23:00 - E. RAZO


RC Lens are currently holding a spot for the UEFA Europa Conference League next season, and this Sunday, they'll have to secure a win away from home to keep Stade Rennais at bay as the two teams clash at Roazhon Park.

Lens currently occupies sixth place and are above Rennes by four points, so this upcoming match holds immense importance for both teams as they aim to secure a spot in European football for the 2024-25 campaign.

Julien Stéphan and his team come into this match having only won two of their last five matches (three losses), so their form isn't ideal in this final stretch of the season.

Despite dropping points, they're still within striking distance of a Conference League position and will have the home crowd behind them for the crucial clash. A win over Lens and Les Rouge et Noirs will only trail Lens by one point heading into the final matchday.

Franck Haise and his team have only two wins in their last five matches (two losses and one draw), so they enter this match against Rennes in challenging form.Les Sang et Or will also need to keep an eye on the scoreboard, as Olympique Lyonnais are within striking distance and have a favorable matchup against Clermont Foot.

If Lens manages to grab a win on Sunday, they'll not only go into the final matchday holding onto the Conference League spot but also stand a chance to overtake fifth-place OGC Nice for the UEFA Europa League position. For this to happen, Lens must win their remaining two matches, while Les Aiglons need to stumble in their last two games.

The European football stakes are high as Ligue 1 teams compete for positioning on Sunday, which will determine their fate in the upcoming final matchday. It's all leading to a thrilling end as we eagerly anticipate which teams will secure their spots in Europe for the next season.

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