Coach Christophe Galtier benched Kylian Mbappe as Rennes marched onto the field in the 19th round of Ligue 1. With the help of Messi and Neymar, Ekitike is given the responsibility of delivering the highest kιck in the PSG аttack.
The Rennes players opened the game eagerly and produced numerous stormy balls on goalie Donnarumma because they had the home field advantage. Donnarumma used a variety of skills within the first 45 minutes of the game to enable PSG avoid giving up a goal. The striker Kalimuendo’s close-range shot in the 28th minute was the most memorable circumstance, but PSG’s “keeper” superbly stopped to prevent a clear goal.
Without Mbappe, the PSG аttack lacks the customary high-speed аttacking balls. Messi and Neymar didn’t make a big impression. All the French capital side managed to do in the first half was attempt a few attempts, but they either sent the ball away improperly or failed to get past Messi and his colleagues’ opponent’s defense.
The new World Cup champion competed aggressively, but he was enthusiastically “taken care of” by the Rennes players. During the first half and the first minutes of the second half, PSG played deadlocked, even somewhat inferior to the home team
Before this situation, Mbappe was brought on to the field in the first minutes of the second half and PSG’s ɑttack was also better. Meanwhile, the home team Rennes still maintains a steady pressure on goalkeeper Donnarumma’s goal and whatever happens must come.
Truffert returned to Hamari Traore after a combination and fine handling to the bottom left side in the 65th minute, and he shot a close-range cross to give Rennes the lead. PSG encouraged the team to аttack aggressively after scoring. However, Mbappe wasted the exquisite opportunity that coach Christophe Galtier’s team only managed to produce.
Only four minutes after scoring, Messi had the ball to help Mbappe avoid the offside trap and take on the other team’s goalie. The French striker cushioned his heart to send the ball over the crossbar, though, in a circumstance that was right up his alley. PSG ultimately fell against Rennes by a score of 0-1.
According to statistics, PSG held the ball 65%, launched a total of 6 shots but only once Һit the target. Meanwhile, Rennes got 7 finishes and 6 of them were on target and a goal
After 19 rounds, PSG is at the top of the table with 47 points, 3 points more than the second team of Lens. In the next round, Messi and his teammates will welcome Reims on January 30.
Ronaldo as captain when facing Messi
In an exhibition game against PSG, CR7 will serve as captain of the alliance between the two clubs Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd International Stadium will host a friendly game between the Saudi All-Star XI team and PSG on January 19. Barça and Real just finished playing in the Spanish Super Cup final on this ground.
Al Nassr and Al Hilal, the two most important teams in Saudi Arabia, were chosen to form the Saudi All-Star XI coalition. The Sun claims that Cristiano Ronaldo, a rookie for Al Nassr, will lead the coalition.
The friendly game gives CR7 another chance to face Lionel Messi, their greatest competition over the previous 15 years in individual races. They are the two athletes with the most Ballon d’Or victories, splitting the honor from 2008 to 2017. Messi now possesses a record seven Ballon d’Ors after winning two more in 2019 and 2021.
Ronaldo just signed a deal with Al Nassr that runs until June 2025, officially ending his career in Europe. He is anticipated to earn a record-breaking $200 million year from salary, advertising, and brand endorsements.
Ronaldo’s first game after joining Al Nassr will be a friendly against PSG and the Saudi All-Star XI. Due to his suspension, he missed two Saudi Pro League games. The English Football Association penalized the former Manchester United player for smashing a supporter of Everton’s phone last year. On January 22, Ronaldo will make his debut for Al Nassr in a game against Al Ettifaq.
According to several Saudi Arabian sources, Al Hilal is interested in signing Messi. The most successful team in the nation is prepared to pay Messi more than Ronaldo. Even Messi’s father Jorge traveled to the nation to talk about the contract.
In June 2023, Messi’s PSG contract will come to an end. A one-year extension with the chance to continue playing until June 2025 is also being discussed by the two parties. A Qatari investment fund, which is Saudi Arabia’s neighbor, is the PSG’s owner.
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