Rennes cage Mbappe, Messi in shock win over Paris Saint-Germain

LIGUE 1 Rennes cage Mbappe, Messi in shock win over Paris Saint-Germain

Izuchukwu Akawor 19:12 - 19.03.2023
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.

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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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Paris Saint-Germain vs Rennes: Messi, Mbappe caged.
Ugochukwu picked up his first assist of the season for Rennes.

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.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Rennes: Messi, Mbappe caged.
Ekambi opened the scoring in Paris.

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