|Match||Paris Saint-Germain vs. Stade Rennais FC|
|Competition||2022/23 Ligue 1|
|Match day||Week 28|
|Venue||Parc des Princes Stadium, Paris|
|Date||Sunday, March 19, 2023|
|Official TV||beIN Sports|
PSG will be looking to maintain or increase their 10-point advantage at the top of the Ligue 1 table when they host Rennes at the Parc des Princes on Sunday afternoon. Christophe Galtier’s side managed a dramatic 2-1 win over Brest last week, while the visitors could only manage a goalless draw with Auxerre.
PSG still can’t get over their failure in the Champions League, but they have at least managed to increase their lead in the Ligue 1 standings to double digits, having faced threats from Marseille and Lens.
The league title may be the only consolation for Galtier in his maiden season, as the former Lille coach is in danger of being sacked next summer. However, maintaining PSG’s excellent home record is the main focus for the pressured coach at the moment.
In fact, Galtier was the last coach to beat PSG at the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 – winning 1-0 with Lille in April 2021 – but since then, the reigning champions have not lost in 35 consecutive league home games, scoring in all matches barring a goalless draw with Nice which Galtier also manages in December 2021.
Rennes are also unable to relax after failing to score in two successive games against Marseille and Auxerre. A top three finish has been made even more difficult for Bruno Genesio’s side, who are also still reeling from their Europa League exit by Shakhtar Donetsk.
Winning just two of their last six league games, Les Rouges et Noir have dropped to sixth in the table – four points behind Monaco and 10 clear of Lens in third – while Lille are just two points away and could move Rennes out of the final European places. this week.
One of the positives of the draw with Auxerre was a third clean sheet in four league games for Rennes, but only three of their last 15 away league games have ended in wins – hardly a performance worthy of a team dreaming of a return to the Champions League.
Interesting Statistics and Facts
PSG have won eight of their last nine meetings with Rennes in all competitions.
PSG have scored at least two goals in eight of their last nine encounters with Rennes in all competitions.
PSG have won 13 of their last 14 home matches in Ligue 1.
Rennes have won only once in their last five away fixtures in Ligue 1.
Kylian Mbappe has scored five goals in his five appearances against Rennes in all competitions.
News about Lionel Messi ahead of the PSG vs Rennes duel
PSG fans plan to stage an anti-Lionel Messi protest against Rennes as ultras release a warning statement. Messi has reportedly struggled to perform at his best since moving from Barcelona to PSG in 2021.
Lionel Messi was absent from PSG’s training ahead of the match against Rennes. The Argentine star caused consternation in the French capital on Thursday. Messi has been in the spotlight at PSG after an underwhelming team and personal performance against Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League.
Lionel Messi has been absent from PSG’s training amid rumors of supporters’ demonstrations. Messi was not involved in PSG’s training on Thursday as rumors swirled in Spain about possible demonstrations from the club’s ultras.
Former PSG winger Jerome Rothen supports the fan protests against Lionel Messi and feels that the Argentina star is not immune from criticism. Rothen said that PSG fans should show their dissatisfaction with Messi and that he is a player like everyone else.
Messi was included in PSG’s squad to play against Rennes. Messi’s name was included in the 20-man squad announced by the club for the game, suggesting he will at least sit on the bench at the Parc des Princes. Messi’s father has also defended his son, dismissing stories that the player was out of PSG training within the week.
- January 16, 2023 – Rennes [1 – 0] PSG (Ligue 1)
- February 12, 2022 – PSG [1 – 0] Rennes (Ligue 1)
- October 03, 2021 – Rennes [2 – 0] PSG (Ligue 1)
- May 10, 2021 – Rennes [1 – 1] PSG (Ligue 1)
- November 08, 2020 – PSG [3 – 0] Rennes (Ligue 1)
Paris Saint-Germain Performance
- February 19, 2023 – PSG [4 – 3] Lille OSC (Ligue 1)
- February 27, 2023 – Olympique-Marseille [0 – 3] PSG (Ligue 1)
- March 05, 2023 – PSG [4 – 2] Nantes (Ligue 1)
- March 09, 2023 – Bayern Munich [2 – 0] PSG (UEFA Champions League)
- March 12, 2023 – Brest [1 – 2] PSG (Ligue 1)
- February 19, 2023 – Rennes [2 – 0] Clermont (Ligue 1)
- February 24, 2023 – Rennes [2 – 1 P] Shakhtar Donetsk (UEFA Europa League)
- February 26, 2023 – Nantes [0 – 1] Rennes (Ligue 1)
- March 06, 2023 – Rennes [0 – 1] Olympique-Marseille (Ligue 1)
- March 11, 2023 – Auxerre [0 – 0] Rennes (Ligue 1)
Possible Starting Lineup:
|Paris Saint-Germain (4-4-2)||Rennes (4-4-2)|
Where to Watch Live
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Live Streaming Info
Held at the Parc des Princes Stadium, Paris on Sunday, March 19, 2023, the PSG vs. Rennes show will start kick-off at 11:05 EDT. The following is additional information on TV channels in several countries that are broadcasting streaming this match.
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