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December 14, 2013 9:30 PM IST
Stade de la Route de Lorient — Rennes
Referee:‬ S. Lannoy‎
Attendance:‬ 28233‎
 
Thiago Motta 19′
 
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 52′ (PG)
 
Edinson Cavani 90+1′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Rennes 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain

Laurent Blanc's men went clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a comfortable win, with Edinson Cavani stealing the show

By Mohammed Ali

  • Benoit Costil
    0
    0
    2.00

    Benoit Costil

    Jittery performance by the Rennes custodian. Aside from one or two good saves, he just couldn't match up to PSG's impressive firepower.

  • Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik

    The powerful defender struggled against Ibrahimovic - and couldn't emulate his heroics of last season.

  • Cedric Hountondji
    0
    0
    1.00

    Cedric Hountondji Flop of the Match

    The young defender was definitively overawed by the opposition. A very, very disappointing performance.

  • Emerson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Emerson

    The left-back started superbly, taking on Van der Wiel and providing decent deliveries for Alessandrini. But his performance waned completely in the second half.

  • Romain Danze
    0
    0
    2.50

    Romain Danze

    Stifled PSG's attacking advances on the right, and kept Digne and Co. from having a huge impact with a couple of fine interceptions.

  • Jean II Makoun
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jean II Makoun

    Had a tough time in midfield, unable to dominate alongside Thiago Motta. Nevertheless, had a chance against Sirigu which flew over the bar.

  • Romain Alessandrini
    0
    0
    3.00

    Romain Alessandrini

    The tricky Rennes midfielder saw a lot of ball, but endured a rather mixed performance. Very powerful from set-pieces - as highlighted by his stunning free-kick, but couldn't assert himself elsewhere.

  • Anders Konradssen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Anders Konradssen

    Konradsen was deployed just behind the forward, but couldn't instigate as many opportunities for his side. His movement and play largely predictable.

  • Tiemoue Bakayoko
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tiemoue Bakayoko

    Another youngster handed a starting berth by Philippe Montanier, Bakayoko couldn't impress in this game, and failed to make a decent impact.

  • Jonathan Pitroipa
    0
    0
    1.50

    Jonathan Pitroipa

    Didn't have any success on the wing, before being substituted in the second half after his disappointing stint.

  • Nélson Oliveira
    0
    0
    1.50

    Nélson Oliveira

    Isolated at times, but even when dropping deeper, couldn't take advantage of the chances that came his way.

Substitutions

  • Adrien Hunou
    0
    0

    Adrien Hunou

    Came on in the second half but could do little to prevent the final outcome

  • Silvio Romero
    0
    0

    Silvio Romero

    Not enough time to make an impact on proceedings

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    0
    0
    2.50

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Didn't have much to do, other than pick the ball out of the net after Alessandrini's goal. His only highlight of the game.

  • Thiago Silva
    0
    0
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    Comfortable performance from the PSG captain, though he was not without his moments, struggling at times against Jonathan Pitroipa. Nevertheless, improved.

  • Alex
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alex

    Alex, for all of his experiences, continues to show moments of lapses in concentration. Allowed Alessandrini a chance, but for the most part, played a decent game at the back.

  • Lucas Digne
    0
    0
    2.50

    Lucas Digne

    In the side after injury to Maxwell before the game, the left-back performed admirably, linking with Ibrahimovic and offering neat runs down the left channel, though to mixed results

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gregory van der Wiel

    Stuttered in the first half, up against Romain Alessandrini, and allowed the Rennes winger too much time and space on the wing. Nonetheless, contributed well to the PSG attack.

  • Thiago Motta
    0
    0
    3.00

    Thiago Motta

    Underlined his importance to the side with a fantastic opening goal after dispossessing Alessandrini. Comfortable in midfield, creating chances. A top game.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Blaise Matuidi

    The dynamic Frenchman wasn't at his usual best this evening, but highlighted his ability with continued good movement to aid his flagging side.

  • Marco Verratti
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marco Verratti

    Technical performance aside, Verratti was let down once more by sloppiness and poor discipline. Allowed Oliveira a clear chance in the second half, and also booked for a late challenge.

  • Edinson Cavani
    0
    0
    4.00

    Edinson Cavani Top of the Match

    Really starting to shine alongside Ibrahimovic. Took a while to get into this game, but once he did, his performance level never faltered. A stunning performance, capped off with his late goal.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Ibrahimovic continues on form for the champions. A well-taken goal from the spot, but his overall performance will be of much happiness to Laurent Blanc. Nearly everything went through him.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    The Argentine forward fared well on the wing, combining with Digne,and making good timed runs into the box. Struggled with Houtondji at times, and perhaps should've got a penalty.

Substitutions

  • Adrien Rabiot
    0
    0

    Adrien Rabiot

    Came on late in the second half.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
25 6
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
Striker
FC Lorient
16 2
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
Striker
PSG
15 2
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette
Striker
Olympique Lyonnais
15 0
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Olympique de Marseille
14 1