Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe were helpless as Paris Saint-Germain dropped crucial points at home to an African-inspired Rennes.
Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have suffered a setback in their title defence following a shock defeat to Rennes at home.
Paris Saint-Germain had the duo of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe on the pitch from start to finish but it made no difference in a 2-0 loss to Rennes.
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Two goals in either half gave the visitors back-to-back wins in Ligue 1 over the champions for the first time since 2009.
African magic downs Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain shock defeat at home came courtesy of a brilliant performance from the African contingent at Rennes.
French-born Nigeria midfielder, Lesley Ugochukwu and his Cameroonian colleague Karl Toko Ekambi played decisive roles for the visitors ar Parc des Princes.
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Ekambi set Rennes on their path to victory when he put them ahead in the first half before Ugochukwu assisted the winning goal scored by Arnaud Kalimeundo-Muinga three minutes into the second half.
Paris Saint-Germain created chances to score but a combination of poor finishing and brilliant goalkeeping from French international Steve Mandanda cost the defending champions at home.
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