The draw with Rennes in the 36th-week match was a major blow to Paris Saint-Germain ( PSG ), which is struggling to win the 2020/2021 French League title.
In the match at Roazhon Park, Monday (10/5/2021) in the morning WIB, PSG was forced to draw 1-1. Neymar scored the opener from the spot in the 45 + 6 ‘minute, but Sehrou Guirassy replied after 25 minutes of the second half.
This result makes PSG, who have to finish the match with 10 players after Presnel Kimpembe was sent off in the 87th minute, now have 76 points or are three points adrift of Lille.
Lille, who has 79 points after beating RC Lens 3-0 two days earlier, only needs four points for the champions.
Their last two matches were against St Etienne and fit of anger. If you manage to win at least one draw and one win in those two matches, Lille will ensure their first Ligue 1 title since 2011.
Monaco is third on 74 points after beating Stade de Reims 1-0 away on the same day.
Monaco are now one point above fourth-placed Olympique Lyonnais who beat Lorient 4-1 the day before
PSG, who were knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals after losing to Manchester City could face the prospect of finishing the season without a major trophy.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team travel to Montpellier for Wednesday’s French Cup semi-final.
Rennes vs PSG 1-1, Opportunities for Champion of Paris Saint-German are Threatened
Paris Saint-German was forced to draw 1-1 at home to Rennes in the French League, Monday 10 May 2021 WIB.
Paris Saint German’s chance to win the French Ligue 1 title is in danger of being wiped out after failing to beat Rennes in the French League on Monday, 10 May 2021 WIB.
Paris Saint Germain’s hopes of winning the French League took a major blow after the reigning champions were held to a 1-1 draw by hosts Stade Rennes. These results make Lille remain firmly at the top of the league with a three-point advantage ahead of PSG. Even though Ligue One has only the last two matches left.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar opened the scoring with a penalty in the first half. Neymar successfully broke into the host’s goal which was escorted by goalkeeper Alfred Gomis in the 45 + 6 ‘minute. Neymar’s goal at the same time ended the first half with PSG’s 1-0 advantage over Rennes.
However, PSG’s hopes of bringing home 3 points were undermined by a 1-1 draw after Serhou Guirassy equalized in the 70th minute ‘. PSG is increasingly disappointed that they cannot chase victory after having to finish the match with 10 players.
Center Defender Presnel Kimpembe was sent off by referee Ruddy Buquet from the field in the 87th minute. Playing with 10 people made Neymar and his friends’ attacks drop sharply so that PSG had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
The result made PSG stuck in second place in the standings by collecting 76 points. Coach Mauricio Pochettino’s squad managed to win 24 wins, 4 draws, and swallowed 8 defeats from 36 plays.
PSG are 3 points behind Lille who lead the Ligue One standings on 79 points after beating RC Lens 3-0 two days earlier. Lille now needs just four points from their last two games against St Etienne and Anger to secure their first Ligue 1 title since 2011.
Monaco is third on 74 points after beating Stade de Reims 1-0 away on the same day. Monaco is now one point above fourth-placed Olympique Lyonnais who beat Lorient 4-1 the day before.
PSG, who was eliminated from the semi-finals of the Champions League after losing to Manchester City, is in danger of completing the season without a major trophy. Mauricio Pochettino’s side visits Montpellier for the French Cup semi-final this Wednesday.
First Half Rennes vs Paris Saint-German
PSG threatened from the start through Ander Herrera and Neymar, but Rennes’ counter-attack was also dangerous. One of them was through Jeremy Doku’s opportunity which almost became a nightmare for Layvin Kurzawa on the right-wing of PSG.
The visitors were awarded a penalty from referee Ruddy Buquet after a VAR review decided Nayef Aguerd had violated Kurzawa. Neymar, who advanced as the penalty taker, managed to convert the penalty after six minutes of added time for the first half. 1-0 score lasted until the break of the first half.
Entering the second half Neymar and striker Moise Kean continued to attack the Rennes defense. But the home striker duo Martin Terrier and Sehrou Guirassy with the support of winger Jeremy Doku and Benjamin Bourigeaud were able to torture the PSG defense.
The hosts ‘onslaught finally paid off in the 70th minute’. Rennes’ goal came from a set-piece when Guirassy headed the ball into the top corner of PSG’s goal after a corner from Benjamin Bourigeaud. The score changed to a 1-1 draw.
PSG lost their cool again when Rennes launched a counterattack. That earned center-back Kimpembe an immediate red card for making a brutal tackle on Jeremy Doku.
Losing Kimpembe made the PSG defense open at the last minute. It was fortunate that goalkeeper Keylor Navas made a superb save to thwart Flavien Tait’s effort into the PSG goal in added time.
PSG can finally save one point from the cage Rennes. However, one additional point is not enough for PSG to catch Lille at the top of the standings. P [even though PSG are chasing the Ligue 1 title for the fourth time in a row.
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