Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi suffered his first defeat as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Sunday as his team’s perfect start to the Ligue 1 season ended with a 2-0 loss at Rennes.
PSG lost in the league for the first time since April when they were beaten 1-0 at home by last season’s eventual champions Lille.
In Germany, Julian Nagelsmann suffered his first defeat as Bayern Munich coach as Eintracht Frankfurt snatched a dramatic 2-1 away win with a late winner from Filip Kostic.
Bayern recorded 20 shots to Frankfurt’s five but failed to capitalize on a dominant performance as they succumbed to their first league home defeat since 2019.
The slip leaves them level on points with their next opponents Bayer Leverkusen, who beat Arminia 4-0 in Sunday’s late game to go second on the table.
In Spain, Real Madrid slipped to their “worst defeat of the season,” according to coach Carlo Ancelotti, with their first LaLiga loss of the season, going down 2-1 at Espanyol.
Real who lost to Sheriff Tiraspol on Tuesday blew a chance to pull ahead of Atletico Madrid, who beat Barcelona 2-0 on Saturday but, their loss put them on a draw of 17 points.
By Brian Ayatta