PSG’s winning streak has come to an end.
PSG, which is still in the first position in Ligue 1, started four of its best-attacking players, but they were unable to create an impact.
Both of Rennes’ goals came after the halfway break. The first was a stunning finish by Gaetan Laborde shortly before halftime, which came against the run of play.
Laborde then switched provider seconds after the restart of the second half, feeding an unmarked Flavien Tait in the box, and PSG was unable to respond.
PSG was troubled by Rennes’ high-pressing start, but the visitors soon took control of the game, and Lionel Messi began to tug the strings.
In the first half, he linked up effectively with Kylian Mbappe a few times and even struck the crossbar with a free kick. However, PSG’s strikers’ finishing was off, and they were unable to break through, leaving the door open for Rennes.
PSG fans are more concerned about the club’s and its stars’ lack of response after falling behind 2-0 — their first two-goal deficit this season — with the entire second half ahead of them.
While Messi tired and Neymar was taken off with 15 minutes remaining, Mbappe was the only player who showed any drive. In his cameo, his replacement, Mauro Icardi, didn’t do anything.
PSG’s final encounter before the October international break for World Cup qualifiers took place. PSG’s next encounter is on Sunday, October 17 at home against Angers.