Stade Rennes stun PSG as stars fail to shine

Sports Desk, Oct 3 (EFE).- A formidable front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé were no match for Stade Rennes as they deservedly beat a lackluster Paris Saint Germain 2-0 on Sunday.

PSG looked flat after their big midweek 2-0 Champions League win over Manchester City, and conceded on either side of half-time to drop their first points of the Ligue 1 season.

French forward Gaëtan Laborde gave the home team the lead in the dying minutes of the first half, tapping in from a Kamaldeen Sulemana cross.

Less than one minute into the second period, Rennes doubled their lead as Gaëtan Laborde turned provider, squaring for Flavien Tait who swept a finish into the corner.

Halfway through the second half, French star Kylian Mbappé found the back of the net, but his effort was ruled out for offside by the VAR.

Argentine star Lionel Messi also came close to scoring his second PSG goal, but his set piece hit the cross bar shortly after the half-hour mark.

After the defeat, PSG remain on top of the Ligue 1 table with 24 points from 9 matches, six ahead of second-placed Lens, while Rennes are momentarily seventh with 12 points. EFE


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