On the back of two embarrassing defeats, Atlético are now preparing for their final Europa League group stage match against Stade Rennais. Many expected there to be a new face in the dugout for Thursday’s encounter, but as it turns out Gregorio Manzano has been given the remaining three games of 2011 to turn the
Atlético Madrid got away with a draw against Stade Rennais on Thursday night. Juanfran scored late on for the Rojiblancos, who were trailing after a fantastic strike by Montaño had deservedly given the French side the lead.
Gregorio Manzano and a squad of twenty flew out to northern France this morning, as Atlético prepare to take on Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais in the Europa League. Los Rojiblancos made a winning debut in Group I with a 2-0 victory against Celtic a fortnight ago, and will continue their quest to regain the title tomorrow evening at 19:00 CET.