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Rennes 0-1 Paris St-Germain

Angel Di Maria celebrates his goal
Angel Di Maria netted his third league goal of the season

Angel Di Maria scored his third goal of the season as Paris St-Germain saw off Rennes to go 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

The Argentine struck with 15 minutes remaining after Marco Verratti's superb through ball allowed Lucas Moura to deliver a telling cross from the left.

Laurent Blanc's side remain unbeaten this season, with 10 wins and two draws from their 12 matches so far.

Rennes remain seventh but are now without a win in seven games.

PSG play Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, and midfielder Blaise Matuidi said former Manchester United winger Di Maria could have a big role to play.

"The goal will do Di Maria a lot of good, he's a great player," Matuidi said. "He just needs to adapt to our league, and I hope he has a great game on Tuesday."

PSG's closest challengers Angers play on Sunday, away at eighth-placed Monaco.

Line-ups

Rennes

  • 1Costil
  • 14Diagne
  • 5Teodósio Mendes
  • 22Armand
  • 3M'Bengue
  • 8Doucouré
  • 6Fernandes
  • 20SyllaSubstituted forHenriqueat 79'minutes
  • 24BaalSubstituted forBogaat 71'minutes
  • 11QuinteroSubstituted forGrosickiat 66'minutes
  • 13Sio

Substitutes

  • 10Grosicki
  • 12Moreira
  • 17Boga
  • 18Henrique
  • 21André
  • 29Danze
  • 40Diallo

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 17Maxwell
  • 25Rabiot
  • 4StambouliSubstituted forVerrattiat 65'minutes
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forMottaat 66'minutes
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forAugustinat 79'minutes
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 7Lucas Moura

Substitutes

  • 6Verratti
  • 8Motta
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
  • 35Ongenda
Referee:
Fredy Fautrel
Attendance:
28,844

Match Stats

Home TeamRennesAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rennes 0, Paris Saint-Germain 1.

Full Time

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

Jean-Kevin Augustin (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sylvain Armand (Rennes).

Attempt saved. Pedro Henrique (Rennes) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Sylvain Armand.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain).

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

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

Foul by Jeremie Boga (Rennes).

Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain).

Fallou Diagne (Rennes) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Abdoulaye Doucouré (Rennes).

Attempt missed. Pedro Henrique (Rennes) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Abdoulaye Doucouré.

Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pedro Henrique (Rennes).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Jean-Kevin Augustin replaces Ángel Di María.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Pedro Henrique replaces Yacouba Sylla.

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adrien Rabiot.

Goal!

Goal! Rennes 0, Paris Saint-Germain 1. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

Foul by Maxwell (Paris Saint-Germain).

Kamil Grosicki (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Jeremie Boga replaces Ludovic Baal.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Maxwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Kamil Grosicki replaces Juan Quintero.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Thiago Motta replaces Blaise Matuidi.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Marco Verratti replaces Benjamin Stambouli.

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain).

Cheikh M'Bengue (Rennes) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Maxwell tries a through ball, but Blaise Matuidi is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Maxwell.

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ludovic Baal (Rennes).

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ludovic Baal (Rennes).

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

Foul by Pedro Mendes (Rennes).

Foul by Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain).

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