Lionel Messi did not score any goals in Rennes vs PSG match
Rennes vs PSG : Paris StGermain’s 100% start in Ligue 1 ended with Rennes when Lionel Messi suffered his first defeat since joining the club.
The hosts scored two quick goals on either side of time through Gatetan Laborde and Flavien Tait.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team did not get a single shot on goal despite Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.
The defeat marks PSG’s first loss in Ligue 1 since April, when it was defeated by eventual champions Lille last season.
Rennes opened the goal in the 44th minute when Laborde converted after a great cross from Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Tait added a second to the bottom corner shortly after the restart with a long finish.
After a high attempt over the crossbar in the first half.
Mbappé thought he had scored a goal for Pochettino’s team in the middle of the second half, only to be declared offside by the video assistant referee (VAR).
The Frenchman has scored five games without a goal in all competitions.
PSG were spared further damage when referee Ruddy Buquet reversed his decision to award Rennes a penalty after Achraf Hakimi’s foul on Laborde after looking at the field monitor.
Neymar missed a volley in the first half and Idrissa Gueye fired wide. But Lionel Messi moved closer to PSG when he hit the crossbar from a free kick.
Bruno Genesio’s team in Rennes had only won twice before Sunday’s game in Ligue 1. But they were very sensitive to the goal and scored two of their four shots on goal.
The result takes PSG to the top of Ligue 1 with 24 points, six points ahead of Lens. While Rennes climb to seventh place.