LIVE – Rennes-PSG: Traoré opens the scoring for Stade Rennais, Mbappé almost equalises!
Less than a quarter of an hour from the end of regulation time, the Bretons put in a fine accounting run and are now tied with Monaco (37 points). Paris still hasn’t framed a single shot…
Kalimuendo hurt himself
The Stade Rennais striker immediately handed over his place to Assignon. Truffert, author of a decisive pass and generally a very good match, ceded his place to Meling.
Double change for PSG
Zaire-Emery and Vitinha made way for Soler and Ruiz.
Missed opportunity for Mbappé!
On the counter-attack, Mbappé inherited a deep ball but, alone against the keeper, he missed his effort high over the Mandanda goalpost. The Paris attack responded to a dangerous cross from Traoré, which no one took.
Doku entrance to Rennes
The Rennes player replaced Doué.
GOOOOOOOO from Traore!
Launched deep down the left, Truffert fell back for Traoré who tricked Donnarumma with a cross from the left! Stade Rennais leads 1 goal to 0!
A Parisian highlight
Still no shots on target for Paris, but we have the feeling Galthier’s men are more active than they were in the first half. Wooh-supported tackle on Bernat in the penalty area, the referee didn’t blow the whistle.
Majer hit a wall in Paris!
In the next match, Stade Rennais’ corner kick was pushed over by the Paris defense.
Another foul from Vitinha, this time at Kalimuendo
The Portuguese offered a dangerous new chance to Stade Rennais who had a free-kick full of crosses at 22 metres.
Majer’s free kick saved by Donnarumma!
Following a foul by Vitinha on Doué, the Croat took a free kick from 20 meters. His shot is low to the ground towards the small goal on the other side but the Paris goalkeeper saves it!
Enter Mbappé and Hakimi!
Still lying on his side, Mukiele was replaced by Hakimi. And Ekitike made way for Mbappé, who received a standing ovation from the Rennes crowd
Mukiele’s middle counter
Launched down the right by Messi, the Parisian crossed but his effort was denied by Theate. In action, the Parisian stays on the ground …
Bernat fixes and lets go but the shot is countered (again)!
The Parisian defender took up space in his lane down the left. He was still overflowing vis-à-vis but his return to center was countered.
Corner for Rennes
Majer’s curling kick was immediately caught by Donnarumma.
Head of Pereira, finally whistled offside!
Mandanda is on the track..
Bernat led two players, shot blocked!
On the left flank, the Spaniard from PSG put two Rennais players but Majer in the middle.
Oops, happened again!
Paris engaged for second term, here we go again! And there are no changes to report on either side.
25 duels were won by the Breton team
Bruno Genesio’s players took to the pitch full of passion and determination. Like Lovro Majer hitting Brazil’s Neymar so hard, the Bretons won 25 first-half duels against 17 for the capital club.
Mr Bastien whistled for half time!
Both formations neutralized in the first half, but it was Stade Rennais who proved the most dangerous in front of goal with four shots on target. On the surface fringe of Rennes, Messi took his chances a few times but lacked any realism. PSG have not had a single shot and can thank their keeper Donnarumma, author of two fine saves.
Bernat center, nobody’s taking over
And after this failed attempt by PSG we went into extra time.
There will be one minute of added time!
Two minutes to play, so at Roazhon Park just before half-time.
Finally a great opportunity for Parisians in the Rennes area
There were a lot of people in front of Mandanda’s goal, in the end it was Messi who took his chance but his shot was blocked by the Breton defence.
First corner kick for PSG
Neymar takes a corner on the left. Messi takes over with his left foot and takes the shot all the way!
Drop by Donnarumma in Gouiri’s shot!
Hemmed in by Truffert, who was especially prominent tonight, the Rennes striker fired 18 meters from goal but, once again, Rennes tripped over the Paris keeper.
OM-Rennes surprise in the Coupe de France
Mastering Bordeaux last weekend, Rennes qualified for the last 16 of the Coupe de France and will meet Marseille in the next round (January 20). For its part, PSG will face Pays de Cassel, a Regional 1 club, in RC Lens (23 January).
The recovery wasn’t strong enough from Traoré
Inheriting the ball down the left after hard work from Truffert, Rennais volleyed on the pivot but his shot was not strong enough to worry Donnarumma.
Majer’s powerful free kick is parried by Donnarumma!
The Croatian fired in a powerful shot but the Paris keeper got in the way and pushed back the Rennes man’s effort.
Big mistake from Danilo at the entrance area!
The Parisian defender saved a few centimeters from hitting Kalimuendo on the right! The action started with a fresh recovery of the ball in Lovro Majer’s midfield for Neymar.
2 shots on target for Rennes, 0 for Paris!
Half an hour into the game it was the Bretons who proved the most dangerous in front of goal. But watch out for the reaction of the Parisians…
What a save from the Paris keeper parrying a close-range shot from Kalimuendo after a cross down the left from Truffert. For the second time, Marquinhos cleared his mind.
Vitinha strikes way above!
Following a poor clearance from Stade Rennais, the Portuguese fired in a powerful 20-metre shot from the Rennes goal but, unbalanced, fired well over Mandanda’s cage.
Support banner for the Martin Terrier
A Roazhon Park supporter holds up a banner in support of a Rennes player who tore a ligament during Stade Rennais’ win against Nice (2-1) on day 17 of LaLiga.
A shot off target from Messi!
Full wick on the surface, world champion Argentina tried his luck with a touch of the ball but shot well over Mandanda’s cage.
Balanced game but Paris possession
After a quarter of an hour of play, only Stade Rennais had a shot. The formation is well established and little found. On the other hand, Paris had the ball, with more than 66% to 33 for Rennes.
Talented launched down the aisle
Messi went low to defend the Rennes players.
Rennes for history
If successful tonight against leaders Paris, Rennes will claim a ninth successive win at home in Ligue 1, which is unheard of in the Breton club’s 121 year history.
Brazil’s Marquinhos tried to energize the game in the Parisian side but the Rennes defense, in fifth, is poised.
asked Donnarumma again
Nice way out of Paris porters. The Bretons were more insistent at the start of the match. In his next action, Neymar attempted a one-two with Messi at the entrance to the Rennes area without managing to find the Argentinian.
Rennes’ first shot on target!
Close to the surface on the right, former Parisian Kalimuendo tried his luck from the right but his shot was well caught by Donnarumma. Rennes’ actions were in response to the first attack on Paris. Neymar has launched deep left flank, without finding it…
Neymar is blocked by Traore
PSG tried to pass the side but the Rennes side were well in place.
Paris spun, Rennes pressed high
And still no blatant attacks to put in their mouths… The Parisians have put their foot on the ball!
Let’s go !
Rennes started, let’s go for 90 minutes, at least, in Roazhon Park
The players are coming out of the tunnel!
First game in L1 for Zaire-Emery and already a record first!
Already starting against Châteauroux in the last 32 of the Coupe de France in early January, Warren Zaire-Emery is set to play his first career Ligue 1 game this Sunday on the Rennes lawn. At 16 years and 313 days old, he would later become the youngest player to start a L1 game. Having just returned from holiday, Kylian Mbappé and Achraf Hakimi will start on the bench.
PSG line-up: no Mbappé but Zaire-Emery holders!
Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Danilo – Mukiele, Vitinha, Zaire-Emery, Bernat – Neymar, Messi, Ekitike.
After Lloris, Mandanda announced his international retirement
As a reminder, Breton gatekeeper Steve Mandanda (35 selections) confirmed the end of his international career at the age of 37. “We discussed it with Hugo (Lloris), we came to the same decision. I it happened logically, I had many seasons, I am also older. It was the moment, it’s normal to stop.” he said on Saturday.
He notably won the world title in 2018 and participate in the epic up to the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar.
Nice amount of Stade Rennais at home
But Rouge et Noir have the stats on their side: they have beaten PSG in their last three visits to Roazhon Park in Ligue 1. In fact, Rennes have beaten PSG even more (five) than any other side since the acquisition. club by Qatar. Is this enough to thwart MNM’s plans?
Rennes wants to get closer to the podium
After a string of 17 games without a loss, the Bretons have just lost two of their last three L1 games, allowing the Olympians, third, to take an overall 7-point lead.
The setback at Auvergne was costly for Stade Rennais, who received PSG without Omari and Bourigeaud suspended after their red card received at Clermont. Plus Terrier, Santamaria and Xeka injuries.
Paris must regain automation
One month before the game against Bayern Munich for the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League, PSG must find their game and win in technical accuracy. “It’s been two months, since November 13 against Auxerre (5-0), our squad has been dissolved, recalled Christophe Galtier at the press conference. The automatism of selection causes our automatism to be somewhat forgotten.”
But technicians will have to do without Presnel Kimpembe and Marco Verratti tonight, still recovering.
The expected Mbappé-Messi connection
Barely months after a hat-trick from France and two goals from Argentina in the Qatar World Cup final, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi will walk the pages of the same colours. After the World Cup, Paris’ number 7 presented PSG with a win against Strasbourg (2-1). “Pulga” found PSG last Wednesday against Angers (2-0) by scoring to return to the Parc des Princes.
This is the return of PSG’s magic trio
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé: all three back, two months later. Meanwhile, there was a World Cup with huge disappointment for the Brazilians, the crowning of the Argentines and the frustration of the French players.
Kick-off at 20:45 for Rennes-PSG
Ligue 1 day 19 ends this Sunday with a clash between Rennes and PSG, at Roazhon Park. Kick off at 8:45pm in Brittany.
Defeated by Lens, Paris was able to bounce back. First in the 32nd final of the Coupe de France, beating Châteauroux. Then against Angers in the league. Since the announcement of Martin Terrier’s long absence, it has become increasingly difficult for Rennais, who were beaten at Clermont on the final day.
PSG currently lead by three points from Lens, Rennes in fifth behind Monaco.
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