Rennes took on Paris Saint-Germain – the leaders of the Ligue 1 table. And despite PSG having both Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Donnarumma in the starting eleven, Rennes were the ones to win. So, in shocking Ligue 1 football news, took PSG by surprise when they won with a 2-0 tally yesterday.
Ligue 1 Football News – Rennes Took PSG by Surprise
The home side started active, forcing the guests to retreat, absorb the threat and revert back on the counter attack.
So, on the other hand, PSG couldn’t help but push themselves ahead in search of the opener.
But Neymar and Kylian Mbappe wasted some potential scoring opportunities right in front of the goal.
In further bad fortune for PSG, superstar Lionel Messi’s free kick struck the crossbar midway through the half.
However, it was Rennes’ Gaetan Laborde who scored an opener as the curtain fell on the first half.
Laborde skillfully tapped the ball in from the cross, leaving Donnarumma with no chance of saving the strike.
Rennes had a dream start to the second-half as they doubled their lead after just one minute.
Flavien Tait sent a close-range volley flying, which hit the net, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s men looking shocked on the pitch.
Set with the tough task of coming back from behind, the Parisian side pressed forward with great attacking intent.
However, they always looked vulnerable on the counterattack in this match with Rennes.
Kylian Mbappe thought he had started the comeback process by scoring in the 68th minute. But the goal the VAR review ruled out the goal due it being to offside.
Eventually, the final whistle signified Paris Saint-Germain’s first defeat of the 2021-22 Ligue 1 season, just after they triumphed in Champions League over Manchester City by the same scoreline, at home.
On the other hand, in a confident triumph, Rennes claimed their third victory this campaign.
Rennes – Paris Saint-Germain 2:0
Goals: Laborde 45’, Tait 46’