hot, Stade Rennais has been the best team in Europe since October

No other team in the five major European leagues has gained more points than Stade Rennais, runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1, since October. And that’s not all.

Stade Rennais has been unstoppable for two months, launched at full speed on the highway to success in Ligue 1. Stade Rennais confirmed its excellent form of the moment by dominating (2-0) without striking a blow to the neighbor from Lorient in the derby, this Sunday. Since October, no one has been able to keep up with the pace imposed by Bruno Genesio’s men, not even Pep Guardiola, to whom he is often compared by his detractors, as a mockery.

But the former Lyon coach has the knack of silencing the critics, and imposes the respect of all for several weeks, so much he changed the face of his team. He has 57% success as a coach in Ligue 1 (Lyon and Rennes), the second ratio for a coach who has led at least 100 matches in the history of our championship, behind Laurent Blanc (64%), according to the statistician Opta.

Genesio remains cautious … for now

And his team, qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa Conference Conference, is the one that has gleaned the most points in the five big European leagues since the beginning of October, with six wins and one draw (19 points), 16 goals scored and 3 cashed. Dauphin in Ligue 1 of Paris Saint-Germain, which does less well over the same period (16 points), Rennes does not fear anyone, not even Liverpool (14) or Manchester City (16), in the Premier League. In Italy, Atalanta (17) and Inter (17) do not have to be ashamed, but it is especially Borussia Dortmund (18), in Germany, which could have contested the first place at Stade Rennais.

« The second place is anecdotal. We only made fifteen matches, we are not even at the truce. What is less anecdotal, it is the gaps that we create with some teams behind us, rejoiced Bruno Genesio after his team’s victory in the Breton derby, which secures him second place in the championship at the end of Matchday 15. Our objective at the start of the season is to be in the top six. above and we will see four or five matches from the end where we are to hope for better.  » At this rate, if all goes well between now and the truce, Genesio should revise his objectives upwards.

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