Stade Rennes v Celtic

No let-up from 'pitbull' Yann M'Vila

October 19, 2011
By Andy Brassell
Celtic's sudden propulsion back into the Europa League has precipitated a steep climb in intensity on Thursdays, and there is unlikely to be much let-up when Neil Lennon's side visit Rennes this week (live on ESPN HD from 1730 BST). Frederic Antonetti's side moved up to fifth in Ligue 1 by beating Lorient on Sunday, and the team's rugged spine is built for combat.

In front of the burly centre-back Kader Mangane is the star of the show - Rennes' defensive midfield rock, Yann M'Vila. Those ...

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