How Kylian Mbappe rescued 3 points for PSG vs Rennes

Kylian Mbappe rescued 3 points for PSG vs Rennes

PSG needed only a stoppage-time goal from Kylian Mbappe to beat Rennes 1-0 and take all three points in their Ligue 1 match at the Parc des Princes on Friday night.

Lionel Messi and his teammates had gone 14 games without losing in the league heading into this match (W9 D5).

Kylian Mbappe rescued 3 points for PSG vs Rennes

Kylian Mbappe in action for PSG vs Rennes

The hosts played poorly in the first half, but improved in the second.

Mbappe was the most dangerous player overall, hitting the post just before break and subsequently shooting a fantastic chance into the side netting.

In the 64th minute, the 23-year-old forward thought has given the Mauricio Pochettino side the lead, only to be denied by an offside flag, but he got his reward in the end, flicking in a low attempt to complete off a rapid burst.

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PSG now leads Ligue 1 by 16 points, and their unbeaten streak in the league now stands at 15 games.

The Champions League is next, with a first-leg clash versus Real Madrid in the round of 16.

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Rennes misses out on a chance to advance into the top four, remaining fifth. The next time they play, they will face Troyes.

 

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