Our prediction for this match:
Friday’s football match at CASHPOINT Arena pits together Borussia Dortmund and Rennes. Borussia Dortmund have been producing fine performances in pre-season and it has to be noted that Christian Pulisic was the team’s key player at the 2018 International Champions Cup. The Millionaires aim to prepare for the upcoming Bundesliga campaign in the best way possible, but, no doubt, coach Lucien Favre will use friendly against Rennes to test as many players as possible. Le Rouges et Noirs aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Everton, but Borussia Dortmund are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the Ligue 1 side than their previous rivals. As previously mentioned, the Millionaires have been producing splendid performances in recent warm-up games and there is every chance they will emerge triumphant in Friday’s football match against the Ligue 1 outfit.
Highlighted Player (Nuri Sahin):
Born in Germany to Turkish parents, Nuri Sahin is a Turkish international midfielder, who hasn’t exactly managed to realise his full potential. The left-footed footballer remains one of the most impressive players to have graduated from the Borussia Dortmund youth academy, and he went on to become a first team regular at Westfalenstadion at the age of 17.
Following a thoroughly impressive loan stint with Feyenoord, Sahin returned to Dortmund, where he enjoyed two more very successful years before signing for Real Madrid. However, it was at that time that his career started taking the wrong turn as he was never able to rediscover his form, and he eventually returned to Borussia following a somewhat disappointing stint at Liverpool.
Sahin is no longer considered a first team regular for either club or country, but he has amassed around 50 appearances for the Turkey national team, and he still has time to get his career back on track.
Highlighted Team (Stade Rennes):
Stade Rennais Football Club or simply Rennes is a French football club which was founded on March 10, 1901. The club is one of the founding members of the French Ligue 1 and they are nicknamed Les Rouges et Noirs. Roazhon Park is the club’s home ground and the venue can hold 29.778 people. Rennes have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they won Coupe de France title on two occasions (1964/1965, 1970/1971). Speaking of Coupe de la Ligue, les Rouges et Noirs made it to the final of the competition in the 2012/2013 season, but they were beaten by Saint Etienne (1-0) in the title game at Stade de France.
A number of top-class footballers played for Stade Rennais Football Club in the past and the likes of Sylvain Wiltord, Yoann Gourcuff, Yann M’Vila, Moussa Sow and Jimmy Briand are considered the club’s most notable players. Rennes footballers wear black and red jerseys when playing at home, while they wear white when playing on the travels.