French-Nigerian born Midfielder born Ugochukwu Lesley saw action for an hour in Rennes stalemate game against French giants Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
The 17 year old who has been at the club since the age of nine was handed his first professional start in the absence of Steven Nzonzi and Eduardo Camavinga who were both suspended for the game.
Paris Saint-Germain was awarded a penalty in the 46th mins of the game, after the referee consulted the VAR on a tackle made by Rennes and Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd on Kurzawa. Neymar easily slotted the ball into the bottom corner to give PSG the lead on the stroke of half time.
Serhou Guirassy’s second-half header was enough to salvage a point fir the home side. Damaging the Parisians’ hopes of a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title.
Reacting after the game, PSG captain Marquinhos “Of course it’s a blow to morale. We will believe until the end, but we have to do a lot better at PSG. We know it’s difficult and Lille wins every game, but we have to believe we can win the title and win our last matches.”
PSG later finished the game with nine men as Presnel Kimpembe and Ander Herrera were shown red card by the referee.
Ugochukwu has been described as a box to box midfielder and is regarded as one of the best prospect at the club by the technical director of Rennes, Florian Maurice.