Champions League: Stade Rennes celebrate qualification by blasting out famous anthem at 3am

Rennais' stadium blasted out the Champions League anthem

Stade Rennais will be playing Champions League football for the first time ever next season.

The French side have qualified for Europe’s elite competition after finishing the curtailed Ligue 1 season in third place. 

Lille and Lyon – who finished fourth and seventh respectively – will perhaps feel hard done by the fact that there were still 10 games left to play. 

The latter might be especially upset, considering they are still competing in this season’s tournament after knocking out Juventus last week.  

But take nothing away from Rennais, they got themselves up to third and deserve that Champions League spot. 

After spending the previous two seasons in the Europa League, reaching the big stage is absolutely massive for them. 

Rennais have never been further than the last-16 in that tournament, so facing the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich will be a massive test. 

Rennais will be playing UCL football next season

There’s nothing bigger than a Champions League night and it seems staff at Roazhon Park know that. 

To celebrate qualifying for the first time ever, the famous anthem was blasted around Rennais’ home ground at 3am on Wednesday morning on loop for 15 minutes – which didn’t go down well with local residents.

Check out some footage below:

It might have been a headache for those who live across the road, but we love it!

Club president Nicolas Holveck explained that the Champions League anthem was being played because a few players and employees went to the stadium to celebrate on Tuesday night. 

“We had a small event at the stadium with the employees and some players,” he said, per Ouest France.

The stadium was lit up on Wednesday night

“We experienced this among members of Stade Rennais, with the greatest respect for the sanitary conditions in force. It’s a very, very beautiful evening, with a fantastic outcome.” 

Brilliant. While Rennais staff were enjoying themselves, some locals weren’t. 

“The music was extremely loud. I honestly think everyone must have been woken up. It was my case. I even had the impression that it was stronger than on game days,” one resident said. 

Local residents weren't too pleased

You can’t blame Rennais for having a little celebration though. Roll on next season.

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