Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a surprise two-goal defeat at Rennes in Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter and the day got worse for Lionel Messi and his team-mates due to clashes between fans outside the stadium
Paris Saint-Germain players have endured a miserable Sunday as they were unable to exit the Rennes Roazhon Park stadium after their two-goal defeat in their Ligue 1 game.
Goals from Rennes duo Gaetan Laborde and Flavien Tait condemned the league leaders to a surprise two-goal defeat in which they failed to register a shot on target throughout.
It was the first time that Lionel Messi had tasted defeat since joining the club from Barcelona this summer, but he and his teammates’ day would get even worse after the match.
There were reported clashes outside the stadium after the encounter which prevented the visiting team from leaving the facilities on time, while reports also suggested a Rennes player had to hide after being caught up in the ugly scenes.
It is the latest in an increasingly long line of unseemly events that have marred the return of fans in French football this season with frequent episodes of violence and clashes between rival supporters.