John Boye stars as nine-man Rennes shock PSG
Ghana defender John Boye was a pillar in defence for nine-man Stade Rennes who defied the odds to beat Paris Saint Germain 2-1 at their own backyard in the French Ligue 1 on Saturday.
The Black Stars center-half marshalled the backline exhibiting commanding abilities in aerial challenges and won the battle against a razor-blade PSG attack led by Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore.
Goalkeeper Benoit Costil and midfielder Jean Makoun were sent off in either halves.
Romain Alessandrini steered Rennes ahead in the 13th minute but Brazilian Nene cancelled out the lead for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Julien Féret restored the lead for Rennes with an inch-perfect free-kick.
Boye has been impressive for Rennes, making 12 appearances so far.