Twitter explodes as PSG and Lionel Messi fall to shock Rennes 2-0 defeat

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) lost their first Ligue 1 game of the season as Lionel Messi first tasted defeat in the French capital against Rennes. Mauricio Pochettino and co were well beaten that evening, as they lost 2-0 from home for the international break.

PSG’s withering front three of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Messi failed to produce the goods that night, with the home side harnessing the style to take a famous win. Marco Verratti started his first league game since returning from injury, with the Italian midfielder alongside Idrissa Gueye in the middle of the park.

Messi hit the post with a stunning free kick in the first half, but that was as close as PSG got, as Rennes took the lead through Gaetan Laborde just before half-time.

Lionel Messi still waiting for his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG

PSG suffered another crushing blow less than a minute into the second half, when Flavian Tait doubled the home side’s lead. Mbappé shot the ball into the back of the net in the 68th minute, but the Frenchman’s goal was disallowed for offside.

PSG saw a lot of the ball in the closing stages of the game, but were unable to break down a tenacious Rennes defense as the home side clung to a deserved win. PSG are still top of the Ligue 1 standings with 24 points from nine games, but their first loss of the season serves as a bit of a reality check before the international break.

When Lionel Messi and the Parisian giants succumbed to an unexpected defeat, here are some of the best reactions from the game.

A manager who performs with fewer resources than the competition does not necessarily have to be a hit with a club with the best possible resources and players; Poch is an example of such a manager

Don’t boast shots on target with that XI out ?? https://t.co/gTecT3E2Hp

The quality in PSG’s lineup today is absurd. https://t.co/o5eU4vLOWx

PSG without Messi vs PSG with Messi.

Thanks to Messi, PSG have the bottling genes. https://t.co/ANw1h2RVqp

Lionel Messi was more underrated than we thought.

No offense but PSG need to bench Neymar before a game and see something..
Messi and Mbappe have something we need, so look https://t.co/ubgdqk5cPu

Neymar, Mbappe and Messi against Rennes | Highlights 4k | Best front three of all time? | Fear Europe!

https://t.co/ciIXteckeZ

Renne’s manager “We’re going to beat them”

Rennes players “But they have Neymar, Mbappe and DiMaria”

Rennes manager “That’s where Messi comes in.” https://t.co/MWTHYXVkj7

Pochettino loses to Rennes and Messi, Neymar and Mbappe all start, no one has said a word https://t.co/80ZubzdiJc

Rennes is up two nil against PSG with Messi, Mbappe, Neymar and Di Maria. There is only one GOAT, and he has never played for Barcelona.

A team with Messi, Neymar and Mbappe has really had 11 tries on target and none of them have been on target

Messi Deadarse created 4 great chances but neymar di maria and mbappe decide to cut corners to let him score and now they are following. Earned

Mbappe, Neymar, Messi, Di Maria with a combined total of 0 shots on goal vs Rennes after 84 minutes of play is shocking.

Messi Neymar Mbappe is so close to watch, Messi is as usual at the center of everything. This is pure football

Gigio, Hakimi, Verratti, Di Maria, Mbappe, Messi and Neymar all start together. Looks like Christmas just came early.

Messi is the best free kick taker ever, I don’t care what you all say – how can any free kick be as dangerous as a penalty kick. ?

? – Brilliant pass from Messi but it led to nothing.. https://t.co/cdGEBlcYNr

PSG lose to dembouz cousins ​​and stepbrothers una

I can’t believe some of you thought PSG would win the Champions League haha

PSG is honestly so attentive. They probably know Messi misses Barcelona, ​​so they said to themselves: “Let’s perform like Barcelona today so Messi can be happy”. Warra thoughtful club.❤️?

Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana (19) has had an erratic start in Ligue 1, but his one-on-one skills, direct dribbling style and technical prowess make the Ghanaian an exciting prospect and that talent has thrown PSG all over the place and it was his pass that helped the opener.

Lionel Messi scored 0.46 expected assists for PSG in 60 minutes

That’s a higher figure than all (approximately) 100 PL players have earned all season!

The world is not ready for Messi’s PSG debut in October, we will feast.

It’s a crime that managers like Poch & Ole have super teams at their disposal, even worse is that it includes the 2 greatest players of all time

Poch can’t manage a super team

Poch uses the Ole tactic. Superstars and inshalla

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Edited by Vishal Subramanian

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