PSG Players Ratings vs Rennes: Messi, Marquinhos, Maria shine, Neymar, Verratti, Hakimi not up to standard

Paris Saint-Germain’s perfect start to the new Ligue 1 season was brought to an end in a 2-0 defeat at Rennes on Sunday.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – 5/10 – Made a few decent saves at 0-0, but lost the command of his area and nearly talked his way into a red card.

Achraf Hakimi (RB) – 4/10 – Useful going forward but too weak defensively.

Marquinhos (CB) – 6/10 – Made a couple of last-ditch interceptions but was hardly spectacular.

Presnel Kimpembe (CB) – 4/10 – Looked ropy throughout and did not inspire confidence.

Nuno Mendes (LB) – 3/10 – Poor kid, not his fault he’s been thrusted right into the starting lineup for the Harlem Globetrotters. But he was just so poor with and without the ball.

Marco Verratti (CM) – 5/10 – Pep Guardiola may love him, but not sure Pochettino will after such a passive performance.

Idrissa Gueye (CM) – 5/10 – Played with energy but that’s as good as it got for him.

Lionel Messi (AM) – 7/10 – Ability to create something out of nothing came in handy and was the best player on the pitch in the first half. Unable to find an all important goal however.

Angel Di Maria (RW) – 6/10 – Impressive when he did have the ball in attacking areas, but not enough to find a way through.

Kylian Mbappe (CF) – 5/10 – Had chances and was lively but you never felt like his heart was in it.

Neymar (LW) – 3/10 – Couldn’t even play basic passes, let alone carve Rennes open. Hooked with 15 minutes remaining and PSG chasing the game.