Messi experiences first PSG defeat as Ligue 1 pioneers neglect to enlist shot on target in misfortune to Rennes

The six-time Ballon d’Or champ couldn’t motivate Mauricio Pochettino’s side to triumph at Roazhon Park

Lionel Messi endured his first misfortune as a Paris Saint-Germain player as the Ligue 1 pioneers neglected to enlist a solitary shot on track in a 2-0 loss at Rennes on Sunday.

Messi got back to PSG’s beginning XI after his game dominating turn in their 2-0 triumph over Manchester City in the Champions League last week, during which he enrolled his first objective for the club since marking on a free exchange following his takeoff from Barcelona.

The 34-year-old couldn’t have a similar effect at Roazhon Park, with Rennes creating a great all-around execution to spring an annoyed and hand Mauricio Pochettino’s side their first association rout of the 2021-22 mission.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were both at real fault for passing up on great opportunities in the primary half and Messi saw a brand name free-dismiss gun back out from the crossbar, however Rennes wound up starting to lead the pack not long before the span through a Gaetan Laborde volley.

PSG fell significantly further behind soon after the restart as Flavien Tate multiplied the house side’s benefit and Mbappe saw an objective precluded for offside later in the subsequent half, with the guests eventually losing with every one of the 13 of their shots at objective neglecting to hit the objective.

Things settled the score more awful for Messi and co after the match, as their mentor was obstructed in the Rennes vehicle leave because of conflicts outside the arena.

Pochettino was left regretting his group’s inefficiency in the last third, yet in addition conceded that they presently can’t seem to track down the right “balance”.

“We are tragic in light of the fact that we played very well for 25-30 minutes,” the PSG manager told his post-match public interview. “We didn’t figure out how to score the possibilities we made. We are troubled however we should keep on working.

“Obviously, we are emerging from a troublesome period actually. We need to deal with everything. After this adverse outcome, we should make a self-analysis. We can’t be fulfilled, however there are additionally some sure things to keep. We will attempt to track down the correct method to play, the right equilibrium.”