PARIS: Kylian Mbappe made his return from a post-World Cup vacation however Paris St Germain went down 1-0 away to Stade Rennais in Ligue 1 on Solarday, a end result which leaves them simply three factors clear on the high of the desk midway by means of the season.
Rennes, who’ve received a membership file 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, with Olympique de Marseille third two factors additional adrift. Regardless of 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.
“I’m disillusioned with our efficiency as a result of we conceded too many probabilities and created nothing,” mentioned PSG coach Christophe Galtier, who complained of a “whole absence of a presence within the penalty field” after opting to depart Mbappe on the bench at kick-off. This was the primary time that Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar had appeared on the pitch collectively since PSG’s famous person attacking trio returned from the World Cup.
Messi had been afforded an prolonged vacation after guiding Argentina to glory in Doha and scored on his return in a 2-0 win towards Angers in midweek.
Mbappe, scorer of a hat-trick for France within the World Cup last as they misplaced on penalties to Argentina, had performed in his membership’s first two video games after the event earlier than lacking their final two as he took a vacation in New York with teammate Achraf Hakimi.
Hugo Ekitike began up entrance alongside Messi and Neymar. Mbappe changed Ekitike within the 56th minute but Rennes went forward quickly after as their Malian right-back Traore swept in a cutback from Adrien Truffert within the sixty fifth minute. PSG’s Juan Bernat had a half-volley tipped over the bar by Steve Mandanda within the 81st earlier than the capital facet threw all the pieces at Rennes in useless.