More misery for Lionel Messi! PSG winners and losers as star storms down the tunnel following home loss to Rennes
Lionel Messi stormed off the pitch after Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 loss to Rennes on Sunday. Petulant that his actions were, it's easy to see why he might be peeved.
His PSG side had just been thoroughly beaten by a theoretically inferior opponent, turning in a lifeless showing against a side 16 points behind them in Ligue 1.
And the Parisians never really got into the game. Kylian Mbappe had some early opportunities early, but veteran goalie Steve Mandanda twice equaled his efforts.
And Rennes capitalised on PSG's inability to find the back of the net. It was a simple thing that undid PSG's backline.
Karl Toko Ekambi timed his run well, snatched onto a lofted pass and fired his shot across a helpless Gianluigi Donnarumma.
PSG were then booed off at half-time. And the jeers rang again in the second half.
This time, it was Arnaud Kalimuendo doing the damage, finishing from close range into an open net as PSG's back five collapsed.
PSG showed some fight after, with some attacking substitutions giving the league 1 leaders some legs up front. But Rennes were more than comfortable defending their advantage, and enjoyed a moment or two on the break, as well.
PSG supporters made their disgust known after the game but Messi was already long gone by that time.
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