French Ligue 1
Rennes1PSG3

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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 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.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

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

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

Foul by Jean Makoun (Rennes).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Emerson.

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

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

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Silvio Romero replaces Anders Agnes Konradsen.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Anders Agnes Konradsen (Rennes).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Romain Danze.

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.

Substitution

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

Booking

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

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Jean Makoun (Rennes) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

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

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

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain).

Romain Alessandrini (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Anders Agnes Konradsen (Rennes) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Thiago Motta.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Adrien Hunou replaces Jonathan Pitroipa.

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Salvatore Sirigu.

Goal!

Goal! Rennes 1, Paris Saint Germain 2. Romain Alessandrini (Rennes) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Hand ball by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Corner, Rennes. Conceded by Alex.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

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

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Tiemoué Bakayoko (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Rennes) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Romain Alessandrini.

goal

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Saturday 14th December 2013

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