French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain players take the acclaim of their supporters after winning their second straight Ligue 1 title

Paris St-Germain celebrated retaining the French title but saw their party dampened as Rennes inflicted a first home Ligue 1 loss of the season.

Laurent Blanc's team were crowned champions shortly before kick-off after second-placed Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw by Guingamp.

Monaco's draw left PSG with an unassailable seven-point lead ahead of the final two rounds of matches.

Ezequiel Lavezzi gave PSG an early lead before mid-table Rennes fought back.

Goals from Foued Kadir and Paul-Georges Ntep gave the visitors a 2-1 lead before the half-hour mark.

Even the return of Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored 40 goals in 44 games before injuring his thigh against Chelsea in April, could not inspire a fightback at the Parc des Princes.

Nevertheless, the Parisian club's players and staff were given a rapturous reception as they performed a lap of honour after the full-time whistle.

Paris St-Germain players take the acclaim of their supporters after winning their second straight Ligue 1 title
Paris St-Germain players take the plaudits after winning their second straight Ligue 1 title

Line-ups

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 26JalletSubstituted forMarquinhosat 27'minutes
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 8MottaSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 57'minutes
  • 13da Dias CostaBooked at 18mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 4Cabaye
  • 14MatuidiBooked at 68mins
  • 9Cavani
  • 27Pastore
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forIbrahimovicat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 21Digne
  • 24Verratti
  • 25Rabiot
  • 29Lucas Moura

Rennes

  • 1Costil
  • 21Boye
  • 12Moreira
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 26Hountondji
  • 22Armand
  • 10KadirSubstituted forDanzeat 69'minutes
  • 17Pajot
  • 11OliveiraSubstituted forToivonenat 71'minutes
  • 28Doucouré
  • 24Ntep de MadibaSubstituted forAlessandriniat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Kana-Biyik
  • 6Grosicki
  • 9Toivonen
  • 19Alessandrini
  • 23Konradsen
  • 29Danze
  • 30N'Diaye
Referee:
Antony Gautier

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamRennes
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home25
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away0
Fouls
Home4
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Rennes 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Rennes 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Steven Moreira.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

  5. Post update

    Alex (Paris Saint Germain) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Maxwell with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Romain Danze (Rennes).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ola Toivonen (Rennes).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Maxwell.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint Germain).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Rennes. Romain Alessandrini replaces Paul-Georges Ntep.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ola Toivonen (Rennes) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Vincent Pajot.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Steven Moreira.

  20. Post update

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