Without Mbappé, injured, and with a Neymar only discreet in the match, Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1 with Rennes this Sunday, away from home, at the end of the 36th round of the French Championship. The stumble puts PSG further away from the title fight. With two rounds to go, the distance to leader Lille increased to three points (79 to 76). Neymar, who renewed his contract on Saturday until 2025, scored a PSG goal from the penalty spot in the first half. Guirassy drew in the final stage for Rennes.
Paris Saint-Germain were superior in the first half and had the best opportunities, but they only managed to open the scoring in extra time, thanks to a penalty scored with the help of VAR, which generated a lot of complaints from Rennes players. After Kurzawa’s shot in the 46th minute, the referee was called in to assess the entry of defender Aguerd, who left the midfielder’s side torn. Neymar took the penalty and put PSG in the lead.
Still dreaming of fifth place, which gives space to the Conference League, Rennes dominated the second half, tied the game on 25 minutes with a beautiful header from Guirassy and had consecutive chances to turn, forcing goalkeeper Keylor Navas to at least two great defenses. PSG also ended the game with one player less due to Kimpembe’s dismissal in the 42nd minute.