PSG player ratings vs Lorient: Achraf Hakimi stupidity costs Ligue 1 leaders in shock loss

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The Morocco defender was sent off early on, and despite a Kylian Mbappe goal, the Ligue 1 leaders couldn't get going with 10 men

An early Achraf Hakimi red card and a miserable first-half defensive showing from Paris Saint-Germain led to yet another home loss for the Ligue 1 champions as they succumbed to mid-table Lorient, 3-1.

The Morroco international was booked twice inside the opening 20 minutes — and he could have little reason to complain about either.

Meanwhile, the rest of the PSG defence didn't inspire confidence, as Enzo Le Fee and Darlone Yongwa grabbed goals for the visitors, splitting a controversial Kylian Mbappe strike.

There was, predictably, a PSG surge in the second half as Christophe Galtier's side pushed numbers up the pitch, but a series of saves from Yvon Mvogo and a stout defensive showing was enough to keep the defending champions out before Bamba Dieng snatched a late third for the visitors.

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

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
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    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Gianluigi Donnarumma (5/10):

    Could have shifted across more effectively on the second goal, but was otherwise let down by his backline.

    Achraf Hakimi (2/10):

    Sent off after 20 minutes for two reckless tackles. Can have little to complain about.

    Sergio Ramos (6/10):

    The better of the two centre-backs. Won his headers, passed well.

    Marquinhos (3/10):

    Didn't mark effectively on Lorient's first goal, too easily bypassed on the second. Saved by VAR after a bad mistake in the build up to a potential third.

    Juan Bernat (4/10):

    Had a miserable day defensively. Both of Lorient's first half goals came down his side.

  2. Midfield
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    Carlos Soler (5/10):

    Lots of energy, very little quality on the ball.

    Danilo Pereira (3/10):

    Switched to a more natural defensive-midfield position. Lorient attacked mostly down the wings, but Pereira didn't control the centre of the park. Subbed off with an injury.

    Marco Verratti (5/10):

    Creative, won some tackles, but still easily exploited on the break. Should have been sent off after committing five fouls.

    Vitinha (5/10):

    Not an attacking midfielder, despite the fact that he keeps being used as one.

  3. Attack
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    Lionel Messi (4/10):

    Tried to make things happen, but was swarmed every time he touched the ball. Started walking around by the end of things. Head might already be in a certain Spanish city.

    Kylian Mbappe (6/10):

    Scored a sneaky goal, but was otherwise lacking in the final third. He will have better games.

  4. Subs & Manager
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    Subs & Manager

    Fabian Ruiz (5/10):

    Half-time substitute. Helped with some hard work defensively, but not much impact going the other way.

    Nuno Mendes (5/10):

    A much-needed introduction for a poor Bernat. Didn't do much better, though. Removed after picking up an injury.

    Hugo Ekitike (5/10):

    Brought on as a presumptive No.9, but ended up playing right-midfield.

    Warren Zaire-Emery (N/A):

    Only given 15 minutes. Must be wondering what he has to do to grab a start.

    Christophe Galtier (4/10):

    Can't seem to decide on a system. After playing a back three for the last three months, he switched to four. His side were miserable, conceding two in the first half and having a man sent off for two silly yellows. Galtier can't be at fault for all of this, but he's not doing much to suggest he should be in the job next year.