It had been an ideal begin to the 2021/22 Ligue 1 season for Paris Saint-Germain, with eight wins from their first eight fixtures of the campaign. However, on Sunday lunchtime, the star-studded squad dropped their first points of the domestic season as they fell to a 2-0 loss at Rennes.
Goals both facet of the half time break earned Rennes the victory, with Gaetan Laborde scoring right on the finish of the primary half by converting an excellent Kamaldeen Sulemana cross and Flavien Tait including a second just after the restart.
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe had every possibilities in the course of the first half, with the previous establishing the latter for a superb alternative midway via the first half that the Frenchman hit well wide. A Messi freekick also struck the crossbar, so PSG had been annoyed to be behind on the break.
They did not channel that frustration in the best means, conceding once more simply because the second half acquired underway.
That left PSG with a mountain to climb and so they thought they’d reduce the deficit when Mbappe completed effectively within the 67th minute, however that goal was ruled out for an offside from the Frenchman earlier within the transfer.
VAR also helped PSG, because it overruled a penalty that had been awarded to Rennes for an Achraf Hakimi challenge on Laborde. The full-back acquired to the ball first, so no spot kick was awarded.
That did not matter for Rennes, as they had been capable of maintain on for the 2-0 victory anyway, sending PSG back to the capital with their first defeat of the 2021/22 season.