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Rennes 2-1 Paris St-Germain: Ligue 1 champions PSG suffer shock defeat

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Paris St Germain have won one and lost one of their opening two Ligue 1 games, while Rennes have recorded two victories

French champions Paris St-Germain fell to a surprise defeat as they threw away a goal lead and were beaten by Rennes.

Edinson Cavani, who had earlier hit the post, gave PSG the lead when he was gifted the ball by Rennes captain Damien da Silva's misplaced backpass.

PSG, again without Neymar, had a chance to make it 2-0 but Kylian Mbappe also hit the woodwork.

Mbaye Niang's curled finish made it 1-1 before Romain del Castillo headed in a cross from Eduardo Camavinga, 16.

Rennes had a chance to grab a third goal but Jeremy Gelin's header hit the post, with Mbappe and Cavani both missing late chances to make it 2-2.

PSG only lost five Ligue 1 matches in 2018-19 as they won the title by 16 points, while Rennes, who came 10th last season, denied PSG a league and cup double as they beat them on penalties in the final of the French Cup.

Once again, PSG were without Brazil forward Neymar with the world's most expensive player continuing to be the subject of interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Line-ups

Rennes

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Salin
  • 27Traoré
  • 3Da Silva
  • 26Gelin
  • 15Morel
  • 17MaouassaSubstituted forBoeyat 79'minutes
  • 14BourigeaudSubstituted forLea Silikiat 77'minutes
  • 18Camavinga
  • 8Grenier
  • 22Del CastilloSubstituted forSiebatcheuat 73'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 11Niang

Substitutes

  • 4Nyamsi
  • 6Johansson
  • 9Siebatcheu
  • 12Lea Siliki
  • 16Mendy
  • 31Boey
  • 34Gboho

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Areola
  • 12MeunierBooked at 54minsSubstituted forDagbaat 64'minutes
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 22Diallo
  • 14BernatBooked at 67mins
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 58mins
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 23DraxlerBooked at 42minsSubstituted forParedesat 77'minutes
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forSarabiaat 64'minutes
  • 9CavaniBooked at 88mins
  • 7Mbappé

Substitutes

  • 8Paredes
  • 17Choupo-Moting
  • 19Sarabia
  • 27Gueye
  • 30Bulka
  • 31Dagba
  • 33Kouassi
Referee:
Antony Gautier
Attendance:
28,596

Match Stats

Home TeamRennesAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rennes 2, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rennes 2, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos tries a through ball, but Kylian Mbappé is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Hamari Traoré.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Lea Siliki.

  7. Post update

    Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by M'Baye Niang (Rennes).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint Germain).

  10. Post update

    Clément Grenier (Rennes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

  12. Post update

    Sacha Boey (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Booking

    Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Juan Bernat (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Lea Siliki (Rennes).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint Germain).

  17. Post update

    Jérémy Morel (Rennes) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Clément Grenier.

  19. Post update

    Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint Germain).

  20. Post update

    James Lea Siliki (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 18th August 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lyon22009096
2Nice22004226
3Rennes22003126
4Metz21104134
5Reims21102024
6Saint-Étienne21103214
7Toulouse21102114
8PSG21014223
9Amiens21012203
10Lille21012203
11Angers210137-43
12Brest20202202
13Strasbourg20201102
14Montpellier201112-11
15Nantes201112-11
16Bordeaux201124-21
17Marseille201102-21
18Dijon200213-20
19Nîmes200215-40
20Monaco200206-60
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