PSG lose at Rennes as 16-year-old Eduardo Camavinga shines

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain suffered another defeat in their second match of the season losing 2-1 to Rennes Roazhon Park, with a 16-year-old Eduardo Camavinga playing a starring role.

Edinson Cavani scored within the first 15 minutes of the game for the Paris giant before Mbaye Niang, and Romain del Castillo scored to secure victory for the home side.

The champions were without their player Neymar for a third successive game this season as the Brazilian continues to be the subject of interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Angolan 16-year-old Eduardo Camavinga played a starring role in Rennes midfield and was heavily involved in his team winning goal, alongside experienced playmaker Clement Grenier.

PSG dominated the game the early on and demonstrated their quality with two massive chances inside the opening minutes of the game.

Julian Draxler’s half-volley skimmed over the bar before Cavani’s header rebounded off the post after 14 minutes.

Uruguay striker Cavani was on target this time after hitting the woodwork by scoring 20 minutes following a defensive error from Damien da Silva.

The defender got the ball in his box; however, his pass to goalkeeper Romain Salin was intercepted by Cavani who buried the shot to make it 1-0.

Just before the half-time whistle, the sides were back level.

Full back Hamari Traore found Niang in the Parisian with a cross, and the forward took two light touches, held-off Marquinhos before putting the ball past Alphonse Areola.

The host led the pack less than four minutes after the start of the second-half following a brilliant cross from Camavinga.

The hosts could have made 3-1 after they had a superb chance on 62 minutes.

Benjamin Bourigeaud played his corner to the front post and centre-back Jeremny Gelin’s header went past Areola but hit the post and rolled out for goal-kick

Youth Camavinga, who just made his senior debut in April, could have scored a goal himself; however, his half-volley was nowhere hitting the target.

Cavani and Kylian Mbappe had a late chance, but the pair couldn’t rescue a point for PSG, losing to the side that completed in tenth spot in the league last season.

Author: Cossy

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