A small miracle has just happened in the world of football in Ligue 1. PSG were beaten 2-0 by the Stade Rennais at Roazhon Park.
PSG knows its cup-head against SRFC
The Paris Saint-Germain did not imagine living the most difficult 90 minutes of his start of the 2022 season in Rennes. The pre-match smiles soon gave way to the soup of grimace at the end of the match. Stade Rennais FC behaved like a big boss against the Parisian club to whom it passed a scathing 2-0, exactly the score inflicted by the Parisians to Manchester City 2-0 in the Champions League a few days ago.
Indeed, the Rennais took the three points of the victory against PSG who should have been careful of a significant point before this meeting. At the head of the Breton group, a man with a passive well charged against the club of the capital was present. It is Bruno Genesio, SRFC coach. The latter had already lost 3 games to the Parisian team in recent years. He has just re-signed with Stade Rennais, making him one of the most formidable coaches for Paris in the league.
Indeed, when he officiated on the bench of Olympique Lyonnais (OL), Bruno Génésio had won 3 Ligue 1 matches against the Paris SG. Coach Mauricio Pochettino should have understood that his group was in front of a great danger since his pet peeve was leading the opposing group. The 55-year-old technician took three points against PSG again as his team (Stade Rennais) made a difficult start to the season.
Stade Rennais stronger with Bruno Genesio at the controls
In 8 games, before the clash against Paris, Rennes had only 9 points to his tally. Nevertheless, Stade Rennais has consolidated its position as home master since the arrival of its current coach (who has 23 games on his bench). The Breton club won 7 victories at Roazhon Park with Bruno Génésio at the head of his team since March 4, 2021. He conceded only 2 draws and 1 loss, the best results in the league period.
With the defeat of PSG this Sunday, the CFRS becomes (with Lyon) the club that has beaten the Parisian team the most since its acquisition by QSI. This match also ends the Parisians’ unbeaten run in Ligue 1 since April 3 (and a 0-1 defeat against Lille OSC). The end of a series of 15 French league games without defeat for Paris Saint-Germain who had so far been frustrated by only 1 draw.
Paris Saint-Germain fall despite Mbappé, Neymar and Messi
The setback on the score of 2 goals difference in L1 had not been inflicted on Paris SG since February 21 at the Stade Louis II against AS Monaco. The aggravating factor for PSG is that all its stars were present at this meeting. Of Kylian Mbappé to Neymar and even Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, the whole offensive sector was complete.
The exit of Neymar for Icardi in the 76th minute of the game did not change anything to the fate of the capital club, unable to recover the two goals scored by Gaëtan Laborde (45e) and Flavien Tait in the 46th minute of the match. Angers SCO, the next opponent of the Parisian players, should pay the cost of this setback on the lawn of the Parc des Princes.
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