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PSG with Neymar and Messi are eliminated for the second time in the French league



PSG traveled to Rennes this Sunday and lost 1-0. In just 15 days, the French championship tightened again with Ligue 1’s second defeat of the season.

Second-half goals set the match for French league leaders and fifth Captain Hamine Traoré (65).

With Messi and Neymar on the starting line-up and Mbappe on the bench, who arrived this week after a few days off, Rennes and Paris Saint-Germain played a close game with few scoring chances.

The Parisian team did not shoot between the sticks the entire first half, with the local team closest to goal. It was Arnaud Karimendo’s volley punched out by Gianluigi Donnarumma (28).

Ten minutes into the second period, Paris manager Christophe Galtier let Mbappe replace the young Hugo Ekticke, given the difficulty of creating danger for the capitalists in front of Breton’s goal.

Instead, Rennes were again threatened with a direct free-kick from Croatia’s Lobro Majeer, punched again by Donnarumma and his rebound was sent into the clouds by Algeria’s Amin Guiri (56).

And for the third great opportunity that Rennes has experienced, they did not allow it. Adrian his truffato great play on the left side and a late pass from the winger was crossed by the vicious Hamine his Traore far from Donnarumma’s reach (65).

Mbappe had the clearest way to achieve the Parisian tiea deep pass from Messi, who left world champions in a 1-1 with Steve Mandanda, losing a duel with his teammate in the “Blues” by a high shot (69).

In the final stretch of the game, Paris’ dominance increased, but the Breton defense held on, handing Paris SG their second loss of the season after suffering Lens on 1 January (3-1). ).

Monaco lose

With the result of Matchday 19, PSG are on 47 points, just three units behind Lens, who won on Saturday. Auxerre (1-0), Marseille in third place, beat Lorient 3-1 on Saturday to pick up 42 units.

Monaco and Rennes follow with 37 points after the podium that qualifies them for the next Champions League.
Monaco (4th) beat Ajaccio (18th) 7-1 on Sunday with a hat-trick from Wissam Ben Yedder.

Axel Disasi (2), Senegal’s Klepin Diatta (6) and Ben Yedder (21, 28, 35) were sent off before the break despite goals from Algeria’s Youssef Bellairi (11). It has been decided. Swiss Breel Embolo rounded out the win with doubles (63 and 89).

A draw at Lorient on Wednesday (2-2) and exclusion from the cup against Rodez (2-2, 4-5 on penalties), a team in the relegation places in the French second division, leaves Monagask with a bad one. Ajaccio rejoins the battle for Europe as a sensation while in the relegation places.

Lille (6th) also returned to their winning ways, beating Troyes (14th) 5-1.after two draw gaps in the championship.

In his first match as a starter since August, striker Mohammed Bayo scored twice (16 and 47), with Alan Verginius the rest, as did Jonathan David (45 + 2, 88). Mama Bardet saved Troyes honor (65).

Lille Paulo Fonseca’s Portuguese coach suffered a lot of casualties and put together a very different team than usual. His defenders are very young centres, Tiagollaro (22 years old) and Lenny Yolo (he’s only 17).

With their 10th win of the season, Lille have 34 points and are well positioned to contend for a European place. Troyes are in his 14th place, just three points behind Brest (17th), the first team to be relegated.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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