Stade Rennais vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Football Match Report – October 3, 2021

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Rennes inflicted a 1st league defeat of the year on Paris Saint-Germain. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Paris Saint-Germain endured their very first defeat of the time when they were being overwhelmed 2- at Stade Rennais on Sunday, as Lionel Messi’s search for a to start with league aim continued.

Rennes won thanks to plans by Gaetan Laborde and Flavian Tait on each individual side of the interval to conclusion PSG’s 8-game profitable run in the league.

PSG, overwhelmed in the preseason trophy of champions by Lille, stayed leading of the table with 24 details, 6 ahead of second-area RC Lens, who beat Stade de Reims 2- on Friday. Rennes moved up to seventh on 12 points.

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Five times following an extraordinary gain more than Manchester Town in the Champions League, with Messi scoring his very first for the club, PSG received off to a lively get started but lacked sharpness as Neymar skied a near-vary endeavor about the bar in the 22nd minute. Messi’s 25-yard cost-free kick crashed from the crossbar, and whilst he combined perfectly with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the visitors struggled to crack the deadlock.

Rennes, who experienced significantly less than 72 hrs to recuperate right after beating Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa League on Thursday, went forward on the stroke of half-time in medical fashion. Laborde netted his sixth goal of the season by volleying property from Kamaldeen Sulemana’s cross.

Acquiring failed to regulate a solitary shot on goal in the initially 50 percent, PSG ended up caught chilly straight just after the interval as Tait fired property from Laborde’s cross.

Neymar was substituted by Mauro Icardi in the 76th moment, but the Argentine unsuccessful to encourage PSG, who also unsuccessful to muster a shot on target in the second half.

Rennes held their composure in the closing stages as they handed PSG their initial away league defeat for 8 months.