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Lionel Messi’s PSG creep to first loss of the season at Rennes

Paris St Germain suffered their first defeat of the season after they were overwhelmed 2-0 at Stade Rennais on Sunday (October 3) to fall their first Ligue 1 substances of the season. Rennes won due to targets by Gaetan Laborde and Flavian Tait either aspect of the interval to total PSG`s eight-game winning whisk in the league and inflict their first away defeat in the competition for eight months.

PSG, overwhelmed in the pre-season Trophy of Champions by Lille, stayed top of the standings with 24 substances from nine games, six forward of second-positioned RC Lens who beat Stade de Reims 2-0 on Friday. “We played 25-30 minutes of very true quality,” said PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino. “We were as much as the rate of the game. We conceded the target in a steady moment for them. When we began the second half of we were down 2-0 true away, it became a determined game after that.

“I’m a diminutive bit offended. With out underestimating what Rennes did, we are aggravated and disappointed that we didn’t convert our probabilities and to concede these targets. These scenarios leave us bitter and disappointed.”

5 days after a ambitious steal over Manchester City in the Champions League, PSG bought off to a active originate however lacked sharpness as Neymar skied a shut-fluctuate try over the bar in the 22nd minute.

Defeat at Roazhon Park ends @PSG_English‘s unbeaten file this season.#SRFCPSG pic.twitter.com/sk2KLAIr20

— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 3, 2021

Lionel Messi’s 25-metre free kick crashed against the crossbar and, even supposing he mixed effectively with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the net page visitors struggled to interrupt the impasse. Rennes, who had lower than 72 hours to enhance after beating Vitesse Arnhem in the Convention League on Thursday, went forward on the stroke of halftime in medical vogue.

Laborde netted his sixth purpose of the season by volleying dwelling from Kamaldeen Sulemana’s rotten. Having didn’t administer a shot on the appropriate monitor in the first half of, PSG were caught frigid straight after the interval as Tait fired dwelling from Laborde’s rotten.

The hugely disappointing Neymar became substituted by Mauro Icardi in the 76th minute however the Argentine didn’t inspire PSG who also didn’t muster a shot on the appropriate monitor in the second half of.

Rennes are 11th on 12 substances, two in the encourage of champions Lille who beat fifth-positioned Olympique de Marseille 2-0 courtesy of a Jonathan David double as they handed the net page visitors their second league defeat in a row.

Olympique Lyonnais are 10th on 13 substances after a stoppage-time penalty by St Etienne`s Wahbi Khazri salvaged a 1-1 dwelling procedure for their arch opponents. Lyon, who had Houssem Aouar to thank for the first-half of purpose, done the game with 10 males after keeper Anthony Lopes became despatched off 15 minutes from time for dealing with the ball out of doors his jam.

Exchange keeper Julian Pollersbeck would per chance presumably enact nothing to allege Khazri when the forward took the field kick 5 minutes into added time after a Jason Denayer handball. The game became interrupted for a few minutes in the closing phases when fans threw flares onto the pitch.

St Etienne cease backside of the standings on four substances and with out a steal in their first nine games.

(with Reuters inputs)

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