The players of Paris Saint Germain suffered their second consecutive defeat on the side. This time, Rennes was better with a score of 1:0. Although the Parisians had a big point advantage over their followers, it "melted away".
After today's results, Lens is only three points behind PSG, which was unthinkable until a few weeks ago. The only goal in today's game was scored by Hamari Traore in the 65th minute in the midst of PSG's attack. He received a return ball from the right side and then scored a nice shot from the first to give the home team the lead.
Fierce attacks by the Parisians followed. Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and Neymar played together, but without results. Despite the initiative and great pressure, PSG sent only one shot into the home team's goal, so Rennes' victory, the ninth in a row at home, was more than deserved.
"I am especially disappointed by our showing," said Galtier. "We created nothing and had very few good situations. We focused on getting possession and far too many of us dropped back without enough players high up to occupy the Rennes defenders.
We knew that we risked being exposed. I always have a plan with Neymar and Leo, but we must also find other options. We had no real focal point so the two stalled once we got the ball and found few attacking options." PSG remains first with 47 points, but only three more than Lens and five more than hot Marseille, who are trampling everything in front of them.
"Two losses already, we need to be more solid and intense right away," said Marquinhos. "These games play out on small details and they made us pay for them. We know that we need to rebuild our understanding as soon as possible as we are leaking points.
These points will count at the end of the season -- especially away from home." "It is frustrating to lose a game like that," added Hugo Ekitike. "I think that we lacked a bit of everything. It was really disappointing. We have to bounce back together.
I am finding my feet a bit, but I cannot be satisfied with the game. I had little to feed on and I will work harder as I want to score more goals."
Score and scorer:
Rennes - PSG 1:0 (Traore 65')