Rennes misses late scoring chance in 1-1 draw at Strasbourg

PARIS (AP) — Rennes substitute Adrien Hunou scored an equalizer and then missed a late chance as Rennes drew at struggling Strasbourg 1-1 in the French league on Friday.

Rennes was an early frontrunner in the league but has won only once in the past 11 games overall, dropping to sixth place.

Next-to-last Strasbourg took the lead midway through the first half when midfielder Adrien Thomasson turned in right back Kenny Lala’s cross.

But the Alsace side’s hopes were dented when influential center back Stefan Mitrovic was sent off five minutes before halftime for fouling striker Serhou Guirassy as he ran through on goal.

Guirassy limped off with an ankle injury and was replaced by Hunou moments before the break.

Hunou headed home from a cross in the 60th and nodded against the post in the 84th, after inspired veteran Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima made two saves in between.

On Saturday, PSG hosts Bordeaux, with Bordeaux winger Hatem Ben Arfa returning to face his former club.

Marseille takes on Nantes in the other game needing to bounce back from a record 13th straight defeat in the Champions League.

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