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PSG stunned by defiant nine-man Rennes

Published: Saturday 17 November 2012, 19.17CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC are without a win in three Ligue 1 matches after losing 2-1 to Stade Rennais FC, who played most of the second half at Parc des Princes with nine men.
PSG stunned by defiant nine-man Rennes
Rennes' Romain Alessandrini (centre) celebrates at Parc des Princes ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 17 November 2012, 19.17CET

PSG stunned by defiant nine-man Rennes

Paris Saint-Germain FC are without a win in three Ligue 1 matches after losing 2-1 to Stade Rennais FC, who played most of the second half at Parc des Princes with nine men.

Paris Saint-Germain FC's winless Ligue 1 streak extended to three matches after they succumbed 2-1 at home to nine-man Stade Rennais FC.

Rennes' Romain Alessandrini opened the scoring with an excellent drive from 25 metres, before Nenê's sumptuous chip levelled matters. The visitors suffered a blow when goalkeeper Benoît Costil was shown a straight red card for fouling Jérémy Ménez just outside the area, but Rennes found themselves 2-1 up at the interval courtesy of Julien Feret's low free-kick.

A breathless match took another twist early in the second period when Jean Makoun received his marching orders, leaving Rennes to play almost 40 minutes with nine men. Shorn of the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimović, PSG had 16 corners and struck the bar and a post as the game went on, but failed to find a way past inspired substitute custodian Cheick Ndiaye.

PSG (23 points) remain top on goal difference from Olympique de Marseille, who, along with third-placed Olympique Lyonnais, have two games in hand. AS Saint-Étienne and Valenciennes FC could have displaced Carlo Ancelotti's side, but could only manage draws against Évian Thonon Gaillard FC (2-2) and Montpellier Hérault SC (1-1) respectively.

They now sit third and fourth, joining Lyon (5th) and Rennes (6th) on 22 points in a closely contested league.

Last updated: 18/11/12 0.12CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/03/2013 18:18 CET

17/11/2012

AjaccioAjaccio0-1SochauxSochaux

Bouhozs 10 (o.g.)

Venue: Ajaccio

17/11/2012

ValenciennesValenciennes1-1MontpellierMontpellier

Pujol 39

Charbonnier 15

Venue: Valenciennes

17/11/2012

BrestBrest3-0BastiaBastia

Touré 45, 67, Ben Basat 61 (P)

Venue: Brest

17/11/2012

TroyesTroyes3-3NancyNancy

N'Goyi 20, Nivet 81, 87 (P)

Puygrenier 32, Mollo 33, Andre Luiz 45+1

Venue: Troyes

17/11/2012

ÉvianÉvian2-2St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Rabiu 48, Angoula 80

Gradel 9, 28

Venue: Annecy

17/11/2012

PSGPSG1-2RennesRennes

Nenê 21

Alessandrini 13, Feret 34

Venue: Paris

16/11/2012

LorientLorient2-0LOSCLOSC

Bourillon 24, Corgnet 69

Venue: Lorient

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