This Sunday, Stade Rennais overcame Paris Saint-Germain (1-0) after delivering a high-level collective performance. Here are the notes of the bretillien players.
Rennais Stadium : 7
Despite the tactical changes made by Bruno Génésio, Rennes left possession of the ball to the Parisians from the start, as expected. The Rennes block was nevertheless very compact and left no usable space for visitors. As a result, the best chances came from Lovro Majer’s teammates who had an interesting first half by moving quickly forward.
Upon returning from the locker room, PSG upped the pace to unblock the situation, but the Rennes defense held on despite everything. And it was finally the Rouge et Noir who managed to open the scoring after the hour mark thanks to Hamari Traoré (1-0, 65th). Back to the wall, the championship leader tried everything to come back, but the Breton defense was impassable like the excellent Arthur Theate. Thanks to this superb success, Stade Rennais retains 5th place in Ligue 1.
Steve Mandanda: 7
Surprisingly, the Rennes goalkeeper who announced his international retirement during the week, had a fairly calm match since the Paris Saint-Germain players only scored one shot during the 90 minutes of play. Reassuring, El Fenomeno breathed serenity into his defense, even in hot moments.
Adrian Truffert: 6
In big difficulty in the physical duels, the left piston had a rather complicated start to the evening before getting its head out of the water. Applied defensively, he also helped on the side by sending good crosses. After an excellent job, he also delivered the decisive pass in the direction of Hamari Traoré.
Arthur Theate: 8
The central defender has probably delivered his best copy since arriving at Stade Rennais. A real boss, he seemed to attract the balls thanks to his excellent placement. Solid in his interventions, he also accompanied his team in the offensive phase as on the goal.
Joe Rodon: 6
Back in the Bretillian defense, the Welshman was never outpaced by the opposing attackers. He was content to simply play the recovery without losing dangerous balls. Incisive in his interventions, Joe Rodon recalled that he was a quality player.
Christopher Wooh: 7
The ex-Lensois has shown certain predispositions to evolve in a three-man defense. Fast, powerful and intelligent, the Cameroonian managed a very good performance.
Hamari Traore: 8
The captain of the Rouge et Noir was present on all fronts against PSG. In great shape, he multiplied decisive returns and sharp climbs. Author of the only goal of the game, he showed great control with his left foot to deceive the opposing goalkeeper.
Lesley Ugochukwu: 6
The young midfielder from the academy has shown great maturity in midfield. In particular, he knew how to make his physical power speak to recover many balloons. Technically comfortable, Lesley Ugochukwu even had fun by making a comma in front of Vitinha. A very encouraging performance.
Lovro Majer: 7
The Croatian genius took advantage of great freedom at the start of the match to bring the ball up with great accuracy before sending millimeter passes for his partners. He also went to tickle the Parisian calves in the middle of the field to steal the leather.
Desire Doue: 5
For his return to the starting eleven of Stade Rennais, the young prodigy from Brittany delivered a mixed performance. Aggressive in the defensive phase, he recovered many balloons. He nevertheless stubbornly wanted to make a difference on his own, as if he wanted to do too much, but did not benefit from success. Jérémy Doku took his place after the hour (68th) of play as he began to fish physically.
Amine Gouiri: 4
Replaced in the position of left winger in the absence of Martin Terrier, the native of Bourgoin-Jallieu signed a good first half before gradually falling into oblivion. Fairly clean technically, he did not hesitate to make the effort to come and help Adrien Truffert, but was also moved by the aggressiveness of the Ile-de-France residents.
Arnaud Kalimuendo: 5
The Parisian titi could not really showcase himself as he would have liked against his training club. Stirring, he was regularly touched by his partners in an eccentric position. The former Lensois, however, had a very good chance in the first period, but his too soft shot went to die in the gloves of Gianluigi Donnarumma. After a muscular injury, he was replaced at the end of the match (76th) by Lorenz Assignon who occupied the position of right winger.