PSG: 3-0 Rennes: Hosts go five points clear despite injury problems

Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Rennes: No Neymar or Kylian Mbappe but Thomas Tuchel’s side go five points clear at the top as Moise Kean scores his fifth goal in four games and Angel Di Maria bags a brace

  • Thomas Tuchel’s side struggled to create chances without several key players
  • In the absence of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Moise Kean again netted for PSG
  • Angel Di Maria scored a second for the hosts who extend their lead at the top

Paris St Germain suffered more injury woes as they thrashed visitors Stade Rennes 3-0 to extend their advantage at the top of Ligue 1 to five points on Saturday.

Angel Di Maria scored twice after an early opener from Italian striker Moise Kean, who joined a long list of injured players, leaving coach Thomas Tuchel without all of his main forwards except the Argentine.

The result put the French champions on 24 points from 10 games before second-placed Lille visit Brest on Sunday. Rennes stay third on 18 points.

Moise Kean and Angel Di Maria starred during Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory over Rennes

Kean who is on loan from Everton scored his fifth goal in four games for the French champions

Di Maria was the difference maker for the hosts as his quality shined in the 3-0 victory

Kean scored his third Ligue 1 goal in four games to put the hosts ahead in the 11th minute with a cross-shot after being set up by Di Maria, who benefitted from sloppy play by Rennes.

PSG, already without injured Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Presnel Kimpembe, Mauro Icardi, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler, Juan Bernat and Pablo Sarabia, suffered more woes when Idrissa Gueye limped off the pitch to be replaced by Rafinha one minute later.

Di Maria then doubled their tally 10 minutes later with a delightful lob for his 85th PSG goal before fullback Thilo Kehrer was forced out injured and replaced by Mitchel Bakker.

Kean limped off the pitch shortly before the hour and was substituted for defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira.

Di Maria was at it again in the 73rd, adding the third goal with a deflected shot against the run of play.

Earlier, Montpellier jumped into sixth place on 17 points with a 2-0 victory at mid-table Girondins de Bordeaux

This wasn’t helped by Thilo Kehrer and Idrissa Gueye both coming off with injuries




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