PSG player ratings vs Rennes: Lionel Messi goes missing while Juan Bernat's errors cost Ligue 1 leaders in 2-0 loss

Comments (0)
PSG dropped points in Ligue 1 once again, convincingly beaten by a composed Rennes side at Parc des Princes on Sunday evening

Paris Saint-Germain have been crying out for a response after being knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich. So far, it hasn't come. And the Ligue 1 leaders went missing again on Sunday, losing to 5th-placed Rennes, 2-0.

Kylian Mbappe had a litany of chances early, seeing a goal ruled out for offside, and missing a pair of other openings.

Instead, it was Rennes who broke the deadlock, Karl Toko Ekambi running in behind before driving the ball into the far corner.

They made it two right after half-time, Arnaud Kalimuendo turning home from close range after a flowing counter-attack.

And PSG were helpless to respond. Manager Christophe Galtier switched systems, shouted at his players and pleaded for a turnaround. But he could only watch as his team was overrun.

GOAL rates PSG's players from Parc des Princes...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Gianluigi Donnarumma (5/10):

    Helpless on the first goal but perhaps out of position for Rennes' second.

    Juan Bernat (3/10):

    Operated in an unfamiliar right-centre-back position. Failed to track the runner on Rennes' opener. Culpable for the second, too.

    Danilo Pereira (5/10):

    Operated at the centre of the back three. Pulled left and right.

    E.C Bitshiabu (6/10):

    A bit all over the place positionally early on. Settled in a bit, held his side of the pitch down.

  2. Midfield


    Timothee Pembele (4/10):

    Touched the ball 12 times, failed to offer defensive cover. Subbed at half time.

    Vitinha (5/10):

    Ran a lot, but lost the most tackles in the match. Looked like he didn't know where he really should be playing.

    Marco Verratti (5/10):

    Lost the ball in the build-up to the Rennes opener, didn't play through Rennes' press.

    Fabian Ruiz (5/10):

    Offered a bit of a creative spark. Unlucky to be the first midfielder subbed.

    Nundo Mendes (5/10):

    Ran up and down the wing. Lacks creative edge, and hasn't developed the best understanding with Mbappe.

  3. Attack


    Lionel Messi (4/10):

    Does he care? Why should he? Messi has evolved into a player of moments, but he didn't seem capable of any against Rennes.

    Kylian Mbappe (5/10):

    Got in behind with regularity. Lots of neat touches and a few speculative attempts. Rennes defended him well.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Subs & Manager

    Warren Zaire-Emery (5/10):

    A half-time sub. Did little to turn the game around, but was tidy as ever.

    Renato Sanches (5/10):

    Good to have a run out in a return from injury.

    Hugo Ekitike (5/10):

    Tried to make things happen, didn't succeed.

    Christophe Galtier (3/10):

    His team selection was bizarre. Galtier went with a back three, employing the left-footed Juan Bernat as a right-centre-back and once again benching his only true no.9. Hard to imagine a world in which he's the PSG manager by the start of next year.