Lionel Messi tastes defeat for first time as a PSG player

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The Parisians had won all eight of their league games before traveling to Rennes mid-table, but failed to register a single shot on goal in the match, although Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were all playing from the start.

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Raines scored a famous victory at halftime, with Gaiton Laborde and Flavian Tait taking over the scoresheet.

Despite dropping their first points of the season, PSG remain at the top of the table, but the result raises further questions about the balance within the team.

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Mbappe, Messi and Neymar are considered among the three best players on the planet and all three showed glimpses of a link-up game in the first half.

Messi came closest to scoring his first goal for PSG on Tuesday in the team’s impressive win against Manchester City, but he instead saw his trademark free-kick smash under the crossbar.

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Despite some silky play, PSG failed to achieve success, which allowed Rennes to strike twice to settle the tie.

Laborde arrived in time to guide home a volley moments before the half-time whistle and Tait doubled the hosts’ lead with a wide end after the restart.


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