Paris St Germain suffered their second defeat of the season in a 1-0 loss to Stade Rennais on Sunday as their Ligue 1 lead was slashed to 3 factors.
Rennes, who’ve gained a membership document ninth consecutive house recreation within the high flight, prevailed due to Hamari Traore’s second-half aim because the guests suffered their second loss in three league outings.
PSG have 47 factors from 19 video games whereas second-placed RC Lens are on 44 after their 1-0 win in opposition to AJ Auxerre on Saturday, with Olympique de Marseille third two factors additional adrift following their 3-1 victory in opposition to Lorient, additionally on Saturday.
Despite the win, Rennes slipped all the way down to fifth on 37 factors, behind Monaco on aim distinction after the principality facet destroyed AC Ajaccio 7-1 earlier on Sunday with a Wissam Ben Yedder hat-trick.
“Two defeats in the new year, we need to be more aggressive and solid. If we find it again it will be fine,” stated PSG captain Marquinhos.
“We have to find it quickly. It’s a lot of points that we dropped. Behind us, Lens and Marseille will not slow down.”
Kylian Mbappe, again after returning to coaching early following the World Cup remaining, was on the bench with Hugo Ekitike beginning up entrance alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar but it surely was the injured midfielder Marco Verratti that PSG missed essentially the most.
Midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery, 16, grew to become the youngest participant to begin a Ligue 1 recreation for PSG and was nowhere close to the Italian’s degree.
Rennes had the primary clear probability within the twenty eighth minute when Arnaud Kalimuendo pressured Gianluigi Donnarumma to field away his highly effective shot from contained in the field.
Donnaruma denied Lovro Majer to maintain his staff afloat 5 minutes later as PSG struggled to threaten, prompting Christophe Galtier to interchange Ekitike with Mbappe 10 minutes into the second half.
Rennes continued to push and have been rewarded within the sixty fifth minute when Traore discovered the again of the online with a low angled shot from Adrien Truffert’s move.
PSG’s Juan Bernat had a half-volley tipped over the bar by Steve Mandanda within the 81st earlier than the capital facet threw every part at Rennes in useless.
Chaos at Montpellier’s Stade de La Mosson
Earlier, Montpellier’s house recreation in opposition to Nantes was stopped briefly within the first half after Montpellier supporters threw smoke bombs onto the pitch.
Montpellier followers threw colored pyrotechnics and the match at their Stade de La Mosson house floor was paused by the referee across the thirteenth minute.
Players have been despatched again to their dressing rooms earlier than the sport resumed after quarter-hour.
A homophobic banner was additionally displayed within the stands, which is able to possible set off sanctions from the French league (LFP).
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