PSG come from behind to beat Rennes to win French Super Cup

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/08/2019

Paris Saint-Germain comes from behind to beat Rennes in French Super Cup at the Shenzhen Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Adrien Hunou had given the French Cup winners the lead 13th-minute of the encounter in China after PSG defender German defender Thilo Kehrer had clipped the top of the crossbar with a header at the other end but Rennes star made no mistake when he emerged unmarked to casually steer Benjamin Bourigeaud’s centre beyond Alphonse Areola with the inside of his left thigh.

Kylian Mbappe unleashed several fruitless first-half shots before Edinson Cavani poked wide with a poacher’s effort as the France international restored eventually parity with the easiest of tap-ins, Pablo Sarabia cushioning Marquinhos’ lofted pass into his path.

Sarabia almost put PSG in front three minutes later when Mbappé’s tantalising ball across the face of the Rennes goal was unwittingly turned over the bar by the Spaniard.

PSG’s winner came 17 minutes from time when substitute Angel Di María hit a left-footed dipping curler over the wall beyond Koubek to complete the quickfire turnaround.

PSG’s seventh successive Super Cup win is a record and it eclipsing the six won by Lyon from 2002-07 and means they will start the defence of their Ligue 1 title in high spirits despite doubts over the future of Neymar.