Five days after its success against Manchester City in the Champions League (2-0), PSG sank this Sunday at Roazhon Park against Stade Rennais on the same score of 2 goals to 0. Here are Mauricio Pochettino’s player ratings.
Despite the MNM, PSG humiliated in Rennes
The Paris Saint-Germain is no longer invincible in Ligue 1. After eight victories in a row, the men of Mauricio Pochettino suffered their first league defeat of the season. In the match counting for the 9th matchday, PSG was beaten by Stade Rennais this afternoon. From the start of the match, the Bretons pushed on the Parisian defense, but struggled to create real chances if not an attempt to Gaëtan Laborde safe for Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Interesting in the construction, the Parisians can not concretize their opportunities in the image of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé who miss each other in the last gesture. On free kick, Lionel Messi is very close to scoring his first goal in Ligue 1, but his ball ended up on the crossbar of SRFC (31). And despite a clear domination of the visitors, it is the hosts who open the score in the final second of the first period, Gaëtan Laborde majestically resuming a service of an untenable Kamaldeen Sulemana this afternoon (1-0, 45e).
Back from the locker room, on the first game action, Laborde delivers a cross that Flavien Tait takes over victoriously (2-0, 46e), even if the referee needed VAR to validate this second Rennes goal. A few minutes later, Mbappé thought he was reducing the score, but his goal was logically disallowed for an offside position. The 22-year-old striker, once again, showed himself to his advantage in the next action with a strike just over the cages of Gomis.
The Parisians, however well present in this meeting, show a huge clumsiness in front of the Breton goals. A meeting that ends, after a few last attempts of PSG, with a rather logical victory of Stade Rennais. Despite this setback, Paris SG remained at the top of the standings, while SRFC temporarily moved up to 7th place.
The PSG notes :
Donnarumma 5 – Hakimi 3 Marquinhos 5.5 Kimpembe 5 Nuno Mendes 4 – Verratti 5.5 Gueye 4 – Di Maria 3 Messi 5 Neymar 4.5 – Mbappé 5.