Match in Photos: PSG’s Dominating Win Over Rennes

Paris Saint-Germain moved within three points of Ligue 1 leaders OGC Nice with 4-0 win over Stade Rennes at the Parc des Princes. The win extends Les Parisiens’ unbeaten run to eight and their overall performance was far more convincing than in previous uninspiring victories.

Edinson Cavani, Adrien Rabiot, and Marco Verratti all found the back of the net and PSG looked dangerous in attack throughout. Cavani was the real standout for me though. First, his glancing header in the 31st minute was world class. The ball ended up hitting the crossbar and ricocheted off Gelson Fernandes for an own-goal but the Uruguayan really deserved credit for his effort.

El Matador was at it again right before halftime with a sublime finish after a comical backpass from Rennes. It’s was the kind of goal PSG supporters are used to Cavani missing so to see him bury it was a real joy. Unfortunately, Cavani would only last a few more minutes as he went down clutching his right leg and was subbed off for Jesé Rodriguez (who, it must be said, did very little while on the pitch and will surely find himself back on the bench).

Other than Cavani, the rest of the team were a step faster than their opponents. Serge Aurier didn’t get his name on the score sheet but should have as he had two shots smash Benoit Costil’s goalpost. Rabiot was solid once again and if PSG supporters have their way he will get the start against Arsenal on November 23 over Thiago Motta.

Overall, there’s not a whole lot supporters can complain about in this one. Savor the victory with some of our favorite photos from PSG’s dominating win over Rennes:

Edinson Cavani
Photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
David Luiz
Photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Angel Di Maria
Photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Cavani and Di Maria
Photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Serge Aurier
Photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Marco Verratti
Photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Hatem Ben Arfa
Photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

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Lead photograph by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Tags Adrien Rabiot Angel Di Maria David Luiz Edinson Cavani Hatem Ben Arfa Ligue 1 Marco Verratti Serge Aurier Stade Rennais Thiago Motta Unai Emery

1 Comment

  1. I’d have to disagree regarding Jesé. I thought he made some good runs, was solid in link-up play and showed how differently our current system can work when we have a striker that has the ability to create overloads in the midfield and make key passes in the final third. I’d say he deserved a goal and was simply unfortunate not to score.

    Also very impressed with HBA and his willingness to play within the team. I really think he and Jesé deserve more time to get involved and express themselves on the pitch. Their development could be key factors if we are to make a deep UCL run.

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