Dec 11, 2015 at 7.30pm UK at ​Route de Lorient
Attendance: 23,471
Quintero (63')
Doucoure (51')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Ben Youssef (79')
Imorou (37')

Result: Syam Ben Youssef earns 10-man Caen point against Rennes

Ten-man Caen rally from behind to earn a point from their Ligue 1 clash against Rennes as a late strike from Syam Ben Youssef cancels out Juan Quintero's opener.

Syam Ben Youssef struck a 79th-minute equaliser to earn 10-man Caen a point in their Ligue 1 clash against Rennes this evening.

Caen's French defender Syam Ben Youssef (R) celebrates with Caen's French forward Andy Delort after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Rennes against Caen on December 11, 2015© Getty Images

The home side could have taken an early lead when Juan Quintero released the run of Kamil Grosicki through on goal, but the midfielder saw his strike blocked by the body of Remi Vercoutre.

Abdoulaye Doucoure drove Rennes forward and came close to putting his side in front when he launched a powerful shot at goal, only to see his effort creep just over the bar.

Caen were reduced to 10 men as Emmanuel Imorou was sent off for a last-man challenge on Giovanni Sio for denying the forward a goalscoring opportunity.

In the second half, Rennes came within inches of taking the lead when Sylvain Armand fired an effort at goal, but saw his strike saved by Vercoutre. Sio latched on to the rebound, but he was denied by the post from a tight angle.

Doucoure almost found the breakthrough when he raided down the left and fired a low effort towards the bottom corner, but Vercoutre made a good save to his right.

Rennes' Colombian midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Rennes against Caen on December 11, 2015© Getty Images

The home side went ahead in the 63rd minute through a calamitous error from Vercoutre as he allowed Quintero's tame effort to trickle through his legs into the net.

Jordan Adeoti almost brought Caen level after he made a surging run down the left flank and his strike was deflected inches past the post.

From the resulting corner, Ben Youssef found the net with a close-range volley as he was left unmarked from Julien Feret's cross into the box.

Rennes pushed late in the game in search of a winner but the visitors held out for the draw, which leaves them in third place in the table, while the home side move up one spot to ninth.

Colombia's midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero prepares to kick the ball to score his team's second goal during the Group C football match on June 19, 2014
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