The Brittany club needed to beat Dinamo Zagreb by three clear goals to secure a top-three spot in Group D, but could only manage a 1-1 draw in Lacombe´s first game in charge.
Even though he was disappointed with the result, Lacombe - who replaced Pierre Dreossi in the hotseat at the start of the week with Rennes having lost their last seven matches in all competitions - saw some promising signs for the future, saying: "We stopped a series of defeats, so that is one good thing."
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