French Ligue 1
Rennes1PSG4

Rennes 1-4 Paris St-Germain

Neymar
Neymar has 17 goals in 24 games in all competitions this season

Neymar marked his return to the Paris St-Germain team with two goals and two assists as the Ligue 1 leaders swept aside Rennes.

The forward was suspended for last weekend's win over Lille and missed the midweek League Cup win at Strasbourg to travel to Brazil for personal reasons.

He struck after four minutes before setting up Kylian Mbappe to score.

Firmin Mubele got one back but Edinson Cavani fired in from a through ball by Neymar, who then poked in a fourth.

Both sides had a player sent off with Benjamin Andre receiving a second yellow card in the second half for the hosts while PSG centre-back Presnel Kimpembe was dismissed for a foul inside the box late on.

Midfielder Wahbi Khazri, on loan from Sunderland, then fired over the bar from the penalty.

PSG are nine points clear of Monaco at the top of the table with 47 points from 18 games.

Rennes, meanwhile, remain sixth on 25 points.

Line-ups

Rennes

  • 40Koubek
  • 27TraoréBooked at 32mins
  • 4Sitoe
  • 5Gnagnon
  • 15Bensebaini
  • 29DanzeSubstituted forHunouat 55'minutes
  • 14Bourigeaud
  • 21AndréBooked at 63mins
  • 12Lea Siliki
  • 18AmalfitanoSubstituted forGelinat 66'minutes
  • 9MubeleSubstituted forKhazriat 54'minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 1Diallo
  • 2Zeffane
  • 8Khazri
  • 17Maouassa
  • 19Tell
  • 23Hunou
  • 26Gelin

PSG

  • 16Areola
  • 32Dani Alves
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3KimpembeBooked at 89mins
  • 17Berchiche Izeta
  • 6Verratti
  • 18Lo CelsoBooked at 73minsSubstituted forPastoreat 80'minutes
  • 23DraxlerSubstituted forMottaat 74'minutes
  • 29Mbappe
  • 9Cavani
  • 10Neymar

Substitutes

  • 1Trapp
  • 8Motta
  • 11Di María
  • 12Meunier
  • 24Nkunku
  • 27Pastore
  • 33N'Soki
Referee:
Antony Gautier
Attendance:
29,194

Match Stats

Home TeamRennesAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home14
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away11
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 4.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. James Edward Lea Siliki (Rennes) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hamari Traoré.

Attempt blocked. James Edward Lea Siliki (Rennes) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain).

James Edward Lea Siliki (Rennes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Wahbi Khazri (Rennes) right footed shot is too high. Wahbi Khazri should be disappointed.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Rennes. James Edward Lea Siliki draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Hamari Traoré (Rennes) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joris Gnagnon.

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Tomas Koubek.

Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Attempt missed. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

Attempt missed. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kylian Mbappe.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Mexer.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Giovani Lo Celso.

Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adrien Hunou (Rennes).

Booking

Wahbi Khazri (Rennes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wahbi Khazri (Rennes).

Goal!

Goal! Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 4. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kylian Mbappe.

Goal!

Goal! Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 3. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neymar with a through ball.

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

Foul by Hamari Traoré (Rennes).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Motta replaces Julian Draxler.

Booking

Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

Wahbi Khazri (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Alphonse Areola.

Attempt saved. Wahbi Khazri (Rennes) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeremy Gelin.

Hand ball by Neymar (Paris Saint Germain).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Mexer.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Jeremy Gelin replaces Morgan Amalfitano.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th December 2017

  • RennesRennes1PSGParis Saint Germain4
  • CaenCaen0GuingampGuingamp0
  • DijonDijon3LilleLille0
  • MontpellierMontpellier1MetzMetz3
  • StrasbourgStrasbourg2ToulouseToulouse1
  • TroyesTroyes1AmiensAmiens0

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG18152155144147
2Monaco18122444182638
3Lyon17105242192335
4Marseille17105235191635
5Nantes178361618-227
6Rennes187472324-125
7Strasbourg186662428-424
8Dijon187382731-424
9Caen187381118-724
10Montpellier185851513223
11Guingamp186571923-423
12Nice177282228-623
13Amiens186391620-421
14Troyes186391924-521
15Bordeaux175572226-420
16Saint-Étienne185581731-1420
17Toulouse185491725-819
18Lille1853101629-1318
19Angers172961927-815
20Metz1822141034-248
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