PSG suffers shock defeat as teenager Camavinga stars for Rennes

M'Baye Niang and Romain Del Castillo score either side of half-time to earn Rennes a shock 2-1 comeback win against Paris Saint-Germain.

Published : Aug 19, 2019 11:13 IST

PSG has now lost five of its last six away matches in the league.
PSG has now lost five of its last six away matches in the league.

PSG has now lost five of its last six away matches in the league.

Paris Saint-Germain let slip a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 against Rennes in its first away Ligue 1 outing of the season on Sunday.

Penalty shoot-out winner when these sides met in the Coupe de France final last season, the host produced another shock result over the top-flight champion, thanks to goals either side of half-time at Roazhon Park.

Edinson Cavani profited from a defensive error to put Neymar-less PSG into the lead, but M'Baye Niang pulled one back a minute before half-time and Romain Del Castillo headed Rennes in front early in the second half.

PSG, which triumphed when these sides met in the Trophee des France two weeks ago, has now lost five of its last six away matches in the league.


Cavani sent a glancing header crashing off the woodwork with 14 minutes on the clock but he was gifted a goal later in the half.

Rennes captain Damien Da Silva played a stray pass across his own six-yard box and Cavani beat goalkeeper Romain Salin to the loose ball for a simple finish.

But the home side levelled things up through their first on-target attempt of the match as Niang controlled Hamari Traore's cross, swivelled and picked out the bottom-left corner a minute before half-time.

The comeback was complete three minutes in to the second period when 16-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga sent in a delightful cross from the right, which Del Castillo guided away from the reach of Alphonse Areola.

Niang was denied by Areola and Jeremy Morel struck a post with his volley as Rennes closed in on a third.

Ultimately it did not arrive, but Thomas Tuchel's men failed to truly test Salin at the other end as Rennes made it two wins from two.

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