Paris Saint-Germain suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Stade Rennes in the 28th round of Ligue 1 – it’s the first league defeat on home soil this season.
Christophe Galtier’s side remain at the top of the table, but their lead over pursuers RC Lens has shrunk to nine points. Olympique Marseille (3rd) can move up to seven points from the capital city with a win at Stade Reims (8:45 p.m.).
Rennes uses Parisian lack of concentration
Superstar Kylian Mbappe and his teammates determine the game in the first section and come close to the opening goal several times. Rennes goalkeeper Mandanda keeps his box clean after Mbappe’s shot in the middle (27th). The ball crossed the line just three minutes earlier, but Mbappe’s goal didn’t count for offside.
In the further course of the game, world footballer Lionel Messi (33rd) and again Mbappe (41st) fail. Shortly before the break, Rennes uses his momentum and makes it 1-0 for the guests through Karl Toko-Ekambi (45th). The sprinting attacker escaped defender Marquinhos and overcame Gianluigi Donnarumma with a well-placed shot into the far post.
Rennes is also cold shortly after the restart. Ironically, the Paris native Arnaud Kalimuendo pushes the ball over the goal line after a counterattack (49th). PSG tried hard after the second setback, Messi (73rd) and Marco Veratti (85th) found their master again in Mandanda.
In injury time, the Parisians were also denied a penalty, the VAR did not classify a handball by Christopher Wooh as punishable – the big race to catch up is therefore missing.