This week was a rollercoaster for Paris Saint Germain in Europe. The Parisians, on Tuesday, hosted Manchester City at Parc De Prince in Paris in their second 2021/22 UEFA Champions League outing. Having being held to a draw by club Brugge in their first match, the French club could be risking their progress in the Champions League is they play another draw or worse, fall to defeat against Man City.
PSG travelled to Stade De La Route to take on Rennes in their ninth league game of the season. Mauricio Pochettino even managed to find a spot for Angel Di Maria as he unleashed PSG's strongest Attacking options on Rennes.
In a team where Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr and Angel Di Maria all made it's starting lineup, PSG failed to registered a single shot on target and fell to an emphatic 2-0 defeat on the road.
Despite PSG's biggest European haulage of Signings last summer, they were defeated by a club which was previously placed in the 15th position prior to their encounter with PSG.
The world's dream attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr failed to hit the target once against the Rennes.
When PSG signed Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos and Gini Wijnaldun, many Football enthusiasts were praising them for Signing players with good pedigree. The French club showed that they weren't done by adding Lionel Messi to the massive armoury they've got already.
Many looked Forward to what the partnership of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe was going to birth for PSG. However, they haven't lived up to the hype that they came with. It got worse as the performance of the world's potential Attacking trio is being eclipsed by the performance of another partnership in the same team.
Lionel Messi had to make 4 appearances for PSG before eventually getting his first goal in the Champions League. Between him, Neymar and Mbappe, the trio has scored just 5 league goals for PSG this season. Kylian Mbappe has scored 4 goals, Neymar Jr has scored just one goal while Lionel Messi is yet to score any league goal for PSG.
Then, there's the Midfield duo of Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye who has scored 6 League Goals this season for PSG, who would have thought.
Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye has scored 3 League goals each this season which is more than what Neymar, Mbappe and Messi has scored.
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