Rennes 1-4 PSG: Neymar nets twice, Mbappe & Cavani on target - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/12/2017

Paris Saint-Germain hammer Rennes 4-1 in the week 18 of Ligue 1 encounter at Roazhon Park on Saturday evening tie 

Neymar opens the mark with Kylian Mbappe double the led for Les Parisiens Rennes striker Firmin Mubele Ndombe pull one back just after the break.

Edison get on the score sheet to make 3-1 after 75 minutes and the Brazilian add to with second of the match before former Sunderland star score from the spot kick for Les Rouges to make 4-2.

First Half 

PSG get the chance of the encounter goes to Mbappe as his miss with his head from the centre of the box is too high after a lovely cross from Dani Alves.

Neymar gives the dethroned champions 1-0 lead after the Brazilian forward collect a pass from Mbappe to finish it into left corner of the post with just four minutes gone

Rennes striker Firmin Mubele Ndombe goes for goal, but his effort was never close to hitting the target. A few minutes later Neymar fine himself inside the box but this time the Brazilian's shot is deflected by a Rennais defender to a corner kick.

Mbappe doubles the for PSG with his right footed shot to pass Rennes keeper Tomas Koubek to make with an assist from Neymar after 17 minutes of a match.

Les Rouges winger Benjamin Bourigeaud fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box. PSG midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has a wonderful chance to score but somehow manages to miss the target.

Mbappe found himself in a great scoring position but Rennes keeper Tomas Koubek denied him with a great save 40th minutes of the encounter. The home team have had 28% of possession compared to the away team's 72%.

Edinson Cavani found himself in a great scoring position but Tomas Koubek denied him also with a great save and two minutes later the Uruguay hitman have another opportunity to make three was denied again by the stopper.

Second Half 

More magic from Neymar who blazes a long-distance shot that forces a diving save from Koubek.

Morgan Amalfitano wastes a huge chance as his header hits the post following a corner kick cross from Bourigeaud.

Firmin Mubele pulled a goal back for Rennes early in the second half, but the task of completing the turnaround became tougher when captain Benjamin Andre was sent off shortly after the hour mark.

And Neymar's ball over the top played in Edinson Cavani for a delightful chip to make it 3-1 after 75 minutes before PSG's star man added further gloss with another goal assisted by Mbappe.

An 89th-minute red card for Presnel Kimpembe had little impact on the closing minutes, with Wahbi Khazri clearing the crossbar from the resulting penalty.

PSG's sixth win in a row against Rennes and restores their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to nine points over second-placed Monaco.