Even without the Parisian stars (Neymar, Mbappé in particular), nor the talented Rennes-based Eduardo Camavinga, the meeting between the Parisian leader and Rennes, third at three points, will not be lacking in stakes this Saturday at 9 p.m., at the Parc des Princes. Especially since the Bretons are doing well against Paris in recent seasons.
Here are some figures around the meeting between two of the three French clubs engaged in the Champions League but beaten this week.
There was no PSG – Rennes in Ligue 1 last season. Scheduled for May 16, the match had been canceled, as the end of the season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Paris have lost twice in Ligue 1 in their last four meetings against Rennes. The last defeat dates back to August 18, 2019 away (2-1). But on May 12, 2018, during the 37th day, the Rennais came to win at the Parc des Princes (2-0).
With six goals, Angel Di Maria is the top scorer in Paris against Stade Rennes in all competitions. Whatever happens, Neymar and Mbappé (5 goals each), packages for injury, will not do better this Saturday night.
Paris can win this Saturday evening an eighth consecutive victory in Ligue 1 this season. This would allow him to reach the same total as in the 2018-2019 and 2013-2014 years, where he finished champion, and 2016-2017 where he finished second (behind Monaco). PSG have also chained nine successes on three occasions. As for his record, it is fourteen consecutive victories (in 2018-2019)
Paris remains on a series of twelve victories in the meetings following a defeat in the Champions League. His last setback in a match following a failure in the Champions League dates back to the 2014-2015 season. Beaten 3-1 against Barcelona in the group stage, Paris lost to Guingamp (1-0) in Ligue 1.
With 23 goals scored after 9 league days, Thomas Tuchel’s team has the third best total in club history (29 in 2017-2018, 32 in 2018-2019).
If he scored this Saturday night, Angel Di Maria would bring his total of goals in Ligue 1 to 49. He would then join Neymar but with a number of games almost three times greater. Mbappé remains in the lead with 71 achievements in L 1.
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When it lost in the Champions League, PSG was particularly offensive in the match that followed. He has thus scored fifty goals (for only ten conceded) during his last twelve meetings, all victorious.
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