French Ligue 1
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Rennes 1-3 Paris Saint Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring for Paris St-Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 26th goal in 27 appearances for club and country as Paris St-Germain won at Rennes to cement their place at the top.

Thiago Motta put the visitors ahead before Sweden striker Ibrahimovic made it 2-0 from the penalty spot.

Romain Alessandrini pulled a goal back for the hosts but Edinson Cavani sealed the points in the last minute.

The win sent Laurent Blanc's side five points clear at the top in France after a fifth win in six league games.

But Monaco's 2-0 win at Guingamp later on Saturday reduced PSG's lead at the top of the table to two points.

Mid-table Rennes have won just one of the last seven games.

Line-ups

Rennes

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Costil
  • 29Danze
  • 27da Conceicao
  • 34Bakayoko
  • 26Hountondji
  • 5Kana-Biyik
  • 23KonradsenBooked at 80minsSubstituted forRomeroat 81'minutes
  • 15Makoun
  • 11Oliveira
  • 7PitroipaSubstituted forHunouat 71'minutes
  • 19Alessandrini

Substitutes

  • 3M'Bengue
  • 8Féret
  • 20Romero
  • 28Doucouré
  • 30N'Diaye
  • 31Moreira
  • 32Hunou

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 21Digne
  • 8Motta
  • 13da Dias Costa
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 24VerrattiBooked at 74mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forRabiotat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 6Camara
  • 7Menez
  • 25Rabiot
  • 27Pastore
  • 29Lucas Moura
Referee:
Stéphane Lannoy
Attendance:
28,233

Match Stats

Home TeamRennesAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 3. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marco Verratti following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  5. Post update

    Jean Makoun (Rennes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jean Makoun (Rennes).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Emerson.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

  10. Post update

    Romain Alessandrini (Rennes) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

  12. Post update

    Adrien Hunou (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rennes. Silvio Romero replaces Anders Agnes Konradsen.

  14. Booking

    Anders Agnes Konradsen (Rennes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Anders Agnes Konradsen (Rennes).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Romain Danze.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Adrien Rabiot replaces Ezequiel Lavezzi.

  20. Booking

    Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 14th December 2013

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