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Paris St-Germain 4-0 Rennes

Edinson Cavani
Edinson cavani scored his 15th goal of the season for PSG before going off

Paris St-Germain lost Edinson Cavani to injury as they moved three points behind leaders Nice by thumping Rennes.

The striker seemed to strain a thigh in the process of lobbing in his team's second goal shortly before half-time.

Cavani had played a part in PSG's first goal, heading against the bar before Gelson Fernandes turned the ball into his own net.

Adrien Rabiot's powerful swerving shot made it 3-0, and Marco Verratti then volleyed in Hatem Ben Arfa's cross.

Unai Emery's side reduced the gap between themselves and Nice, who fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Caen earlier on Sunday.

Line-ups

PSG

  • 1Trapp
  • 19Aurier
  • 5MarquinhosBooked at 61mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 17Maxwell
  • 6Verratti
  • 25Rabiot
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forMottaat 61'minutes
  • 11Di María
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forJeséat 45+2'minutes
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forBen Arfaat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Krychowiak
  • 8Motta
  • 10Pastore
  • 12Meunier
  • 21Ben Arfa
  • 22Jesé
  • 40Descamps

Rennes

  • 1Costil
  • 29Danze
  • 5Teodósio MendesBooked at 48mins
  • 32Gnagnon
  • 24Baal
  • 18HenriqueBooked at 50minsSubstituted forGrosickiat 56'minutes
  • 6Fernandes
  • 15BensebainiSubstituted forJanvierat 63'minutes
  • 7Ntep de MadibaSubstituted forDiakhabyat 78'minutes
  • 28Gourcuff
  • 13Sio

Substitutes

  • 10Grosicki
  • 11Said
  • 22Armand
  • 23Hunou
  • 30Gertmonas
  • 31Diakhaby
  • 35Janvier
Referee:
Amaury Delerue
Attendance:
42,002

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamRennes
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Rennes 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Rennes 0.

Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Maxwell with a cross.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Silva tries a through ball, but Jesé is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Attempt blocked. Jesé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Silva.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 4, Rennes 0. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Adama Diakhaby replaces Paul-Georges Ntep.

Hand ball by Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Joris Gnagnon.

Attempt blocked. Jesé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Ángel Di María tries a through ball, but Jesé is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Rennes) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolas Janvier following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jesé (Paris Saint Germain).

Yoann Gourcuff (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul-Georges Ntep (Rennes).

Serge Aurier (Paris Saint Germain) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Thiago Silva following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Ludovic Baal (Rennes).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Lucas Moura.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 3, Rennes 0. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Serge Aurier (Paris Saint Germain) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Attempt blocked. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Foul by Serge Aurier (Paris Saint Germain).

Pedro Mendes (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Nicolas Janvier replaces Ramy Bensebaini.

Foul by Jesé (Paris Saint Germain).

Joris Gnagnon (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Gelson Fernandes.

Attempt blocked. Jesé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Substitution

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

Booking

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

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

Ramy Bensebaini (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Kamil Grosicki.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Ramy Bensebaini.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Kamil Grosicki replaces Pedro Henrique.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 6th November 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nice129212491529
2Monaco1282236152126
3PSG128222471726
4Guingamp126331712521
5Rennes126241316-320
6Toulouse125431610619
7Lyon126152016419
8Bordeaux125431513219
9Saint-Étienne124621410418
10Angers125251111017
11Dijon123541617-114
12Marseille123541213-114
13Montpellier123541926-714
14Metz124261121-1014
15Caen124171021-1113
16Nantes12336916-712
17Bastia12327912-311
18Lille123181018-810
19Nancy12237719-129
20Lorient12219920-117
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