French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 1-0 Rennes

Ezequiel Lavezzi scores for Paris St-Germain
Ezequiel Lavezzi joined PSG from Napoli

Ezequiel Lavezzi scored the only goal as Paris St-Germain closed the gap on leaders Lyon to one point with a narrow victory over Rennes.

Lavezzi smashed the ball home after Adrien Rabiot's pass over the top was squared to the striker by fellow Argentinian Javier Pastore.

PSG captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic was quiet again and has only scored one goal in his last six Ligue 1 games.

Lyon can restore their lead by beating Monaco on Sunday.

Line-ups

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 5MarquinhosBooked at 37mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 21Digne
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forMatuidiat 77'minutes
  • 4CabayeBooked at 56mins
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forVerrattiat 57'minutes
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 14Matuidi
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 17Maxwell
  • 24Verratti

Rennes

  • 1Costil
  • 12Moreira
  • 4Sitoe
  • 22Armand
  • 14Diagne
  • 6FernandesBooked at 28mins
  • 17PajotSubstituted forToivonenat 60'minutes
  • 8Doucouré
  • 21AndréSubstituted forBrülsat 74'minutes
  • 18HenriqueSubstituted forHabibouat 80'minutes
  • 7Ntep de Madiba

Substitutes

  • 9Toivonen
  • 13Brüls
  • 16Sorin
  • 23Konradsen
  • 24Prcic
  • 27Habibou
  • 29Danze
Referee:
Phillipe Kalt
Attendance:
44,955

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamRennes
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Rennes 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Rennes 0.

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul-Georges Ntep (Rennes).

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Abdoulaye Doucouré (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Steven Moreira.

Foul by Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain).

Sylvain Armand (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mexer (Rennes).

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Blaise Matuidi.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Mexer.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Zlatan Ibrahimovic tries a through ball, but Ezequiel Lavezzi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Mouhamadou Habib Habibou replaces Pedro Henrique.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Blaise Matuidi replaces Javier Pastore.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Attempt blocked. Ola Toivonen (Rennes) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Brüls with a cross.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Attempt saved. Christian Brüls (Rennes) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.

Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdoulaye Doucouré (Rennes).

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Christian Brüls replaces Benjamin André.

Lucas Digne (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pedro Henrique (Rennes).

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Edinson Cavani.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Attempt missed. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin André (Rennes) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul-Georges Ntep.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Ola Toivonen replaces Vincent Pajot.

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

Foul by Paul-Georges Ntep (Rennes).

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Zlatan Ibrahimovic tries a through ball, but Ezequiel Lavezzi is caught offside.

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gelson Fernandes (Rennes).

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Marco Verratti replaces Adrien Rabiot.

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