Rennes has emerged victorious over PSG twice this season, thanks to goals scored by Karl Toko Ekambi and Arnaud Kalimuendo. With this win, they have climbed up to the fifth spot in the rankings with 50 points from 28 games. However, they still trail PSG by a significant margin of 16 points. ligue 1 table,psg prediction today, psg vs rennes results, psg vs rennes highlights,
On Sunday, Paris St Germain experienced another setback as they were defeated 2-0 by Stade Rennais, resulting in their first home defeat of the season in Ligue 1.
Despite maintaining a nine-point lead over second-placed RC Lens in the league standings, PSG suffered recent setbacks. They were eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich earlier this month and knocked out from the French Cup by Olympique de Marseille in February.
That left only the league title to focus on, and Sunday’s performance at the Parc des Princes exposed the capital side’s shortcomings and put further pressure on coach Christophe Galtier.
Once more, the team’s offensive strategies were restricted to seeking out Kylian Mbappe, while their defense was unable to handle the situation due to the absence of Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos, who were both injured. PSG handed first Ligue,PSG handed first Ligue, ligue 1 table,psg prediction today, psg vs rennes results, psg vs rennes highlights,
Rennes, who emerged victorious with goals from Karl Toko Ekambi and Arnaud Kalimuendo, have now defeated PSG twice this season. With this win, they have climbed up to the fifth spot with 50 points from 28 games. However, they are still 16 points behind PSG.
After a 2-0 win over AC Ajaccio away from home on Sunday, Monaco has moved up to fourth place with 54 points.
During the game at the Parc des Princes, Steve Mandanda made two impressive saves to deny Kylian Mbappe – one from a well-executed chip by the French forward in the 26th minute and the other from a powerful shot from inside the area just five minutes before half-time. Meanwhile, Rennes capitalized on their opportunities and made the most of them.
Right before halftime, Karl Toko Ekambi received a magnificent long pass from Benjamin Bourigeaud, and he struck the ball home from just inside the box. This goal made up for a few poor decisions he had made earlier in the game.
Three minutes into the second half, Rennes scored their second goal with their second shot on target. Kalimuendo connected with a cross from Lesley Ugochukwu and managed to beat Gianluigi Donnarumma, extending Rennes’ lead.
Before the hour mark, midfielder Fabian Ruiz was substituted by Hugo Ekitike, and defender Juan Bernat was replaced by midfielder Renato Sanches. Despite the changes, it was Rennes who almost scored again with Toko Ekambi. If Marseille manages to win against Stade Reims later on Sunday, they could narrow the gap to seven points behind PSG, who are currently in third place.