Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from their defeat to Newcastle in the UEFA Champions League to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 this Sunday (8th). The goals for the Paris team, who played away, were scored by Vicinha, Hakimi and Kolo Muani, while for the home team, Gouri scored. and (…)
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Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from their defeat to Newcastle in the UEFA Champions League to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 this Sunday (8th). The goals for the Paris team, who played away, were scored by Vicinha, Hakimi and Kolo Muani, while for the home team, Gouri scored.
As a result, PSG moved into third place with 15 points, two behind leader Monaco. Rennes suffered its first loss in this tournament, but remains in 8th place with 11 points.
The match started very sloppily, with very little space and both teams scoring very strongly. The first good moment came from the home team. Karimendo slotted the ball past Skriniar and into the goal, with Donnarumma making a save.
Despite lacking creativity, PSG found a way to the goal with long-range finishes. Vicinha received the ball on the left and put the ball into the middle, hitting the goalkeeper at an angle to make it 1-0 for PSG. Soon after, the visitors increased their score. Zaire-Emery crossed the ball into the box and Hakimi was free to score Paris’ second goal of the game.
Rennes, who had won 2-0, started attacking, but made a big mistake in the finish. Gouiri first found the back of the net from the outside, then Blas took a risk from just in front of the penalty area, but Donnarumma made a solid save.
In the second half, Rennes continued to apply pressure from the end of the first half, and three minutes later, the ball hit PSG’s crossbar. Their intensity paid off and Rennes managed to reduce the score after 10 minutes. Blas took advantage of the opponent’s hesitation and sent a cross to Guiri’s head.
The hosts’ joy was short-lived, however, as Hakimi received the ball on the right flank and delivered a low cross that Kolo Muani slotted into the back of Mandanda’s goal. PSG’s third goal cooled the game down a bit and lost its intensity.
While Rennes tried to press to get on the scoreboard, PSG used the space to counterattack. While controlling the game, the Parisian team began wasting good opportunities to score a fourth goal. In a perfect moment, Mbappe dribbled past goalkeeper Mandanda, but the ball went over the goal as he shot. The score remained unchanged until the end, and Paris Saint-Germain secured the away victory.
In the next game, PSG will host Strasbourg at 12pm on Saturday (21st). Rennes will play away to Lorient on Sunday (22nd) at 8am.