PSG suffered their second defeat in three matches at home to Rennes, and deserved nothing more, as they finished second in the standings from the start.
The away team got off to a strong start to the match, making their first two attempts on goal but failing to test Gianluigi Donnarumma with either.
PSG settled into action after the first 10 minutes, seeing more of the ball, but were not in control by any means with neither side being able to take control of the game and come close to scoring the opening goal.
The first major opportunities that day came from Kylian Mbappe Getting in behind the Rennes defense with shots from deep, but his first attempt was ruled out for offside and his second went wide.
He had another save by Steve Mandanda towards the end of the first half and was paid for his mistakes soon after with Carl Toko Ekambi controlling the ball over the top and smashing it past Donnarumma just before the break.
Things then went from bad to worse for the Ligue 1 champions immediately after former player Arnaud Kalimwendo tapped in a Leslie Oguchukwu square ball to make it 2-0 with 48 minutes to go.
It became an attack versus defense game after that with Rennes dropping back to protect their lead and PSG controlling possession but not being able to do anything with it, looking toothless in attack despite having the talent of Mbappe and. Lionel Messi – who was going deeper and deeper to try to create something.
The home team was so bad it looked as likely to go 3-0 as it was 2-1, with the visitors causing some real trouble for their opponents at the break. This remained the case until the full time whistle as Rennes eventually claimed his second straight win over Christophe Galtier and participated with relative ease.
They may win the league again, but with the crowd booing Messi throughout and the entire team at the full-time whistle, it’s fair to say things are far from perfect in Paris.
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma – 4/10 – Leave two of the four shots on goal he faced and could have done better on the first.
Center back: Juan Bernat – 4/10 – He didn’t seem comfortable on or off the ball in an unfamiliar role.
Center back: Danilo Pereira – 5/10 – Didn’t do much wrong or right in the back.
Central defender: Al-Shadaili Bachiapo – 6/10 – The 17-year-old has looked the best in the PSG defences, making some tackles and clearing.
Right-back: Timothy Pembili – 3/10 – He was nearly invisible the half he played, after only 12 touchdowns on the ball.
CM: Fabian Ruiz – 4/10 – He did a little bit with the ball at his feet before it was pulled.
DM: Marco Verratti – 7/10 – He was the best player in PSG, although this is a low level. He dictated things well in the center of midfield.
CM: Vitynia – 5/10 – He made some decent passes but remained calm for the vast majority of the game.
Left-back: Nuno Mendes – 5/10 – He was decent going forward but often left his side exposed at the back.
Striker: Lionel Messi – 6/10 – He was the only PSG player who seemed to make anything happen, but he seemed a little disinterested and there was a feeling he never left second gear. The boos from his fans couldn’t help — it was starting to look like a rather unhappy marriage.
Striker: Kylian Mbappe – 2/10 – Some good opportunities were missed and he was very selfish at times.
Warren Zaire Emery (46 min for Pembele) – 5/10
Hugo Ekitike (56 minutes for Ruiz) – 6/10
Renato Sanchez (56 min for Bernat) – 5/10
Christophe Galtier – 2/10 – Injuries did not help himAnd but He can’t make his team look dangerous moving forward or stable behind throughout the game.
A goal keeper: Steve Mandanda (8); Cb: Warmad Omri (6 years old); CB: Christopher Waugh (7); CB: Arthur Theat (7); RWB: Grandpa Spence (7) poison: Benjamin Burigood (8); poison: Leslie Ogochukwu (7); LWB: Adrian Trouvert (6); RW: Desire Du (7); street: Arnaud Kalimuendo (7); LW: Karl Toko Ekambi (8)
Alternatives: Berger Melling, Amini Guerre, Baptiste Santamaria, Hamari Traore, Brahim Salah