Trophee des Champions: PSG defeats Rennes 2-1 in China to claim trophy


Trophee des Champions

French Ligue 1 champions, Paris St-Germain have defeated Rennes 2-1 to bag home the Trophee des Champions glory in China.

The French Cup winners Rennes took an early lead over Ligue 1 PSG champions when an unmarked Adrien Hunou finished off the cross of Benjamin Bourigeaud.

But PSG, without the suspended Neymar, equalized 12 minutes into the second half when Kylian Mbappe scored into an empty net after Pablo Sarabia’s pass to ensure his side goes home with the Trophee des Champions.

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PSG won it with a spectacular free-kick from Angel di Maria in the 73rd minute.

The Argentine had only been on the pitch for 12 minutes after replacing Ander Herrera, who joined PSG on a free transfer last month after his Manchester United contract expired.

The match took place at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre stadium in south east China and PSG have now won the season-opening trophy seven years in a row, beating the previous record of Lyon’s six successive victories between 2002 and 2007.

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