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Rennes v PSG Live Commentary, 19/8/19

2 - 1
M. Niang (44)
R. Del Castillo (48)
E. Cavani (36)
Roazhon Park


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PSG will look to put things right when they host Toulouse at Parc des Princes next weekend. Meanwhile, Rennes shall be aiming to continue their 100 per cent start to the season away at Strasbourg.
Romain Del Castillo's early second-half strike proved to be the winner, as Rennes enjoyed their first home victory over PSG for eight years. The reigning champions took the lead through Edinson Cavani - only to be cancelled out by M'Baye Niang just before half-time. An early blow in the title race for Thomas Tuchel's side, who suffered a fifth defeat in six away games in Ligue 1.
90' + 4' FULL TIME: RENNES 2-1 PSG
90' + 2' That would have been game, set and match - Rennes! Camavinga bursts into the box to latch onto a deep cross, but just cannot keep his volley down.
90' + 1' There is going to be a minimum of four minutes of stoppage time played. Rennes are on the brink of a first home win over PSG in eight years.
89' Mbappe sends a teasing cross into the area looking for Cavani, who is penalised after catching the defender with a high boot when attempting an overhead kick.
E. Cavani
Yellow Card
88' Cavani's frustrations boil over and he says one word too many for the liking of the referee, who shows him a yellow card.
87' Are PSG heading for a fifth league defeat in six away games? Well, unless they can find a late equaliser, that will be the case.
T. Siebatcheu
Yellow Card
85' Siebatcheu is booked for time-wasting after preventing PSG from taking a quick free-kick.
84' Salin gets down well again to keep out Mbappe's precise effort before Rennes clear the ball to safety.
82' Salin almost caught out by Mbappe's cross that looks like it will loop into the far corner of the net. However, the Rennes keeper reacts quickly to tip it over the bar.
81' PSG press for the equaliser with Bernat trying to send a teasing cross into the area, but it goes behind for a goal kick.
S. Boey
F. Maouassa
79' The hosts make their final change with French under-18 international Sacha Boey coming on for Maouassa.
L. Paredes
J. Draxler
77' Meanwhile, the final throw of the dice from Tuchel sees Leandro Paredes replace Draxler.
J. Lea Siliki
B. Bourigeaud
77' Rennes make their second change with Bourigeaud making way for James Lea Siliki, who spent time in PSG's academy as a youngster.
75' Mbappe's 33 strikes last season meant it was the 11th time a PSG player had topped the goalscoring charts in Ligue 1. Meanwhile, a Rennes player has led the way four times in the history of the competition - these include the likes of Alexander Frei and 1998 World Cup winner Stephane Guivarc'h.
T. Siebatcheu
R. Del Castillo
73' A first change for Rennes. Del Castillo, who is the match winner as things stand, makes way for Theoson Siebatcheu.
72' Fair to say that Rennes have been bittersweet opposition for Mbappe. While the French international was on target in the 2-1 victory earlier this month, he has also been sent off twice in this fixture. He will be hoping for happier memories from this game and has just under 20 minutes to make his mark.
70' Mbappe tries to fashion an opportunity as he has a go from 25 yards. However, his effort bends just wide of the far post.
69' They may be the underdogs for this fixtures but Rennes should certainly not be underestimated. Stephan's side have won each of their last three league outings, while losing just once in their 12 most recent home fixtures in the French top flight.
Juan Bernat
Yellow Card
67' Camavinga drives forward before drawing the foul out of Bernat, who has his name taken as a result.
66' Will the subs make an impact? We are approaching the final quarter of this game with Rennes still 2-1 to the good.
C. Dagba
T. Meunier
64' The other change sees youngster Colin Dagba replace Meunier.
Pablo Sarabia
Á. Di María
64' Tuchel responds by making a double-substitution. The first sees Di Maria make way for Pablo Sarabia.
63' OFF THE POST! The woodwork denies Rennes a third goal as Morel's volley from Bourigeaud's corner comes back off the upright with Areola beaten. At the other end, Salin bravely dives at the feet of Draxler to thwart a dangerous PSG counter.
62' Of course, beating PSG is not something new for Rennes. They were victorious on penalties in last season's Coupe de France final following a 2-2 draw at the end of normal time.
60' Good news for Rennes as Bourigeaud is back on the field and pressing high up the pitch for his side.
M. Verratti
Yellow Card
58' Another yellow card for PSG. This time, Verratti has his name taken after a foul on Morel, who was threatening to break for the hosts.
57' We have a break in play and Bourigeaud is in need of attention after colliding with Salin from a PSG corner. Rennes will be hopeful the midfielder is fine to continue.
55' Good save! Rennes are almost in again as the ball breaks kindly for Niang, who finds himself one-on-one with Areola. However, the PSG keeper stands his ground to deny the Senegal international. Had he scored, that may well have been reviewed after the ball appeared to strike Niang on the arm before falling into his stride.
T. Meunier
Yellow Card
54' PSG's frustration is evident as Meunier is cautioned following a deliberate foul to stop Maouassa in his tracks.
52' As things stand, this would be PSG's first defeat at this stadium since 2011. The remainder of this game will provide a real test of character for the reigning champions.
50' What an impact from Camavinga! The 16-year-old, who doesn't turn 17 until November, only signed his first professional deal with Rennes last December. He subsequently made his first-team debut against Angers in April.
E. Camavinga
48' That goal was only made possible by a terrific cross from Camavinga, whose centre was just begging to be attacked.
R. Del Castillo
48' WHAT A START TO THE SECOND HALF!!! RENNES LEAD 2-1! The hosts have turned things around! Following a neat build-up, Camavinga brilliantly dinks the ball into the area, where Del Castillo arrives to guide past Areola.
46' We're off and running again at Roazhon Park!
That leaves us finely poised ahead of the second half. There is no doubt that PSG will be the favourites to take the spoils, but Rennes will be buoyed by that equaliser and just need to cut out any silly mistakes to have a chance of getting something from this game.
Honours even at Roazhon Park. Edinson Cavani broke the deadlock in the 36th minute after calamitous defending from Rennes skipper Damien Da Silva. However, the hosts replied just before the break with M'Baye Niang whipping in an equaliser from Henri Traore's cross.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: RENNES 1-1 PSG
H. Traoré
44' Traore did brilliantly to pick out Niang with his whipped-in cross, before the striker did the rest.
M. Niang
44' WHAT A TIME TO EQUALISE!!! NIANG MAKES IT 1-1! The former AC Milan forward controls Traore's whipped-in cross and, with time to turn, swivels before sweeping the ball into the far corner.
J. Draxler
Yellow Card
42' Draxler is shown the first yellow card of the game after tripping Morel as he looked to recover from taking a poor touch.
40' Rennes' resolve is broken following a real lapse in concentration from Da Silva. You simply cannot afford to pass the ball across your own penalty area, especially when strikers of Cavani's calibre are waiting to pounce.
38' Almost a second! Cavani's through ball sends a speedy Mbappe racing away. He evades the efforts of Da Silva before shooting into the side-netting with the outside of his boot.
E. Cavani
36' 1-0 PSG!!! WHAT A GIFT FOR CAVANI! Rennes are victims of their own downfall as Da Silva plays a stray pass across the face of his own penalty area. Cavani reacts quickly to beat Salin to the ball and tuck away the opening goal of the game.
34' PSG look to break with purpose as Draxler drives into the heart of defence. The German international looks for Cavani, who slips at the vital moment and Rennes clear.
32' Shades of Manuel Neuer as Salin comes flying out of goal to head away Verratti's lofted ball towards Cavani. The pre-season arrival from Sporting CP has looked very solid between the sticks thus far.
30' PSG's all-time leading scorer, Cavani is closing in on 200 goals for the club. He opened the scoring in last weekend's win over Nimes with what was his 194th strike in all competitions.
28' PSG may have enjoyed most of the possession but they do appear to still have a bit of early-season rustiness. The latest example of this sees Verratti aimlessly overhit an attempted through ball for Cavani.
26' Di Maria is looking to maintain his impressive record against Rennes that has seen him score in three of the last four meetings between the sides. That included the winner with a magnificent free-kick in the recent Trophee des Champions showdown in Shenzhen.
24' Di Maria tries to make something happen for PSG as he seeks out Draxler with a deep cross. However, the Argentine's delivery is significantly overhit and drifts behind for a goal kick.
22' Still goalless as we approach the midway point in the first half. PSG are slowly turning up the pressure but, so long as this game remains at 0-0, Rennes are likely to grow in confidence.
20' Mbappe will certainly be eager to remain on the field in a bid to continue his impressive form that has seen him score in each of his last four appearances for PSG.
18' After receiving the necessary treatment, Mbappe is back on the field - albeit looking a little groggy. Nevertheless, the French international should be fine to continue.
16' At the other end, Del Castillo races onto Grenier's neat through ball, but Diallo reads the situation well and is able to thwart the danger with a very well-timed intervention.
15' In the meantime, there is a slight cause for concern for PSG. In the lead-up to that free-kick, Mbappe suffered a knock to the head after colliding with a team-mate's knee. He is need of attention from the medical team on the sidelines.
14' OFF THE POST! Cavani is a coat of paint away from opening the scoring as he meets Di Maria's free-kick, but sees his header crash against the woodwork.
12' The Mali international full-back is a player with connections to the French capital. He began his professional career with Ligue 2 side Paris FC.
10' Traore gets forward for the hosts and cuts inside before trying his luck from a tight angle. However, he scuffs his effort way wide of the target.
9' Rennes will be happy with how the opening 10 minutes of this game have unfolded. So far, they have stifled the threat of Mbappe, while also keeping Di Maria and Cavani quiet. Of course, there is still a long way to go, but the hosts will be very encouraged.
7' PSG may have a dominant record against Rennes, but their recent record away from home has not been the greatest. In fact, Tuchel's side have lost four of their last five league games on the road - conceding 15 goals along the way.
5' The first shooting opportunity of the game falls to Draxler after Di Maria's cross is only half-cleared by Traore. But the Germany international's long-range left-footed volley is always rising and never troubling the goalkeeper.
3' Rennes force the first corner of the game following some good work from Niang. However, they opt to take it short and PSG quickly regain control of the ball.
1' Referee Antony Gautier blows his whistle and Rennes get the match underway.
The teams are making their way out onto the field and kick-off is moments away.
PSG arrive in Brittany aiming to record their eighth consecutive victory at Roazhan Park. You have to go back to 2011 for the last time that Rennes tasted victory in this fixture on home soil.
Thomas Tuchel also makes a couple of alterations to the team that started the 3-0 win over Nimes. Thomas Meunier returns at right-back for the injured Thilo Kehrer and Pablo Sarabia makes way for Angel Di Maria. Once again, there is no place in the squad for Neymar as he continues to be linked with a move away from Paris.
Rennes boss Julien Stephan makes two changes to the side that beat Montpellier last weekend. One of them is enforced with Romain Del Castillo replacing the suspended Flavien Tait, who was sent off on his league debut. Meanwhile, Benjamin Bourigeaud comes into midfield as James Lea Siliki drops to the bench.
SUBS: Marcin Bulka, Tanguy Kouassi, Colin Dagba, Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, Pablo Sarabia, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
PSG (4-3-3): Alphonse Areola; Thomas Meunier, Thiago Silva (captain), Abdou Diallo, Juan Bernat; Marco Verratti, Marquinhos, Julian Draxler; Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria.
SUBS: Edouard Mendy, Gerzino Nyamsi, Sacha Boey, Jakob Johansson, James Lea Siliki, Yann Gboho, Theoson Siebatcheu.
RENNES (5-3-2): Romain Salin; Hamari Traore, Damien Da Silva (captain), Jeremy Gelin, Jeremy Morel, Faitout Maouassa; Benjamin Bourigeaud, Eduardo Camavinga, Clement Grenier; M’Baye Niang, Romain Del Castillo.
Both sides are aiming to build on their winning starts to the season last weekend. Reigning champions PSG began with a commanding 3-0 victory over Nimes, while Rennes enjoyed a narrow 1-0 success against Montpellier.
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