Voted Ligue 1’s sexiest player this season, the goalkeeper would have perhaps expected a busier afternoon. Saved easily from Ibrahimovic in the first half but was left exposed for PSG to score twice in the second. Also denied Gameiro well.
Nearly put through his own goal after half an hour but his header dropped narrowly wide of the post. The Ghanaian had been booked moments earlier. When PSG raised its level in the second half, he certainly started to struggle.
Guilty of going to ground too readily at times, which allowed the likes of Ibrahimovic to get the better of him. At times he defended rashly and was reliant on the referee’s leniency to get away without a booking.
Slotted into the right back role, where he coped comfortably with the threat of Menez for the most part. The versatile player had a surprisingly straightforward experience as the man he was marking did most of his damage elsewhere on the field.
Looked inexperienced up against Ibrahimovic, who escaped his clutches using all his know-how on occasion. Was one of the players left in the wake of Menez as PSG went a goal up on the hour mark.
Returned to the squad after missing last weekend’s debacle due to injury but failed to really show his experience in this match. Seemed to be bypassed in midfield at times and could have imposed himself more physically.
The key creative presence in the Rennes midfield struggled to get involved in the game on a regular basis in the first half. He orchestrated the revival of his side after the break, with one particularly good shot flashing wide.
Harshly penalized for a handball just outside the box, which led to a chance for Ibrahimovic, yet the midfielder enjoyed a solid match overall as he stepped in for Jean II Makoun, who was rested for fear of him picking up a booking that would see him miss the Coupe de la Ligue final in a fortnight.
Preferred to former PSG striker Mevlut Erding in attack and had a good early chance as the ball broke to him from a corner, though he failed to beat Sirigu. Seemed a little out of his depth.
So often Rennes’ offensive talisman, the Burkinabe attacking midfielder did not find his best form in this clash, though a terrific shot towards the end of the first half flashed just wide of the post.
Had one fine first-half opportunity when he drew a good save from Sirigu with an excellent shot. Has taken time to settle in Ligue 1 after being so strong with Bastia last season, but does seem to be finally finding his feet.
Reacted well to deny both Diallo and Fantamady Diarra with the space of a couple of first-half minutes. Just before halftime he was nearly caught when trying to dribble away from his goalmouth. Spilled a cross in the second period that might have been more costly.
Stepped in to replace the injured Alex but did not perform like the all-conquering defender that Ancelotti would have hoped. A robust performance against Fantamady Diarra, yet some small errors undermined his efforts.
G. van der Wiel
The Dutchman is a maligned figure at Parc des Princes, and he nearly gifted Pitroipa the opening goal in the first half due to a suicidal header. Did better after the break and made one particularly vital challenge when Konradsen was well placed.
Once again fielded on the left of the PSG defense, where he turned in a typically unspectacular but efficient performance. The Brazilian might have pushed forward to better effect, though.
Given a rare opportunity to shine in the starting XI, yet the defender had several uncertain moments early on and was lucky that he did not make an error that cost a goal. Was at least prepared to be strong in the tackle and improved notably after the break, making a couple of key challenges.
A disappointing performance from the young Italian in the middle of the PSG midfield, where he was expected to act as the link player. He was prone to keeping possession for too long, though. Picked up his customary booking with a foul on Boye and was replaced at the break.
Will miss Wednesday’s clash with Barcelona due to suspension but showed his durability with another competitive performance in the middle of the field. Was busy and rarely gave possession away.
A quiet performance in the center of the field during the first half, in which he failed to really impose himself. Played a key role in Menez’s goal, though, as he tenaciously won possession just in front of his own box.
PSG’s talisman is so vital to the way the side works he was once again deployed at the vanguard of the attack. Snatched at an early chance from a corner and will be disappointed he did not do more with a first-half free kick. Scored late on from close range, although once again under suspicion of offside.
Came into the match with a point to prove and scored an absolutely wonderful solo goal for which he had to beat four players before converting past Costil. A poor match beforehand from the attacker, yet that will be forgotten thanks to his magnificent strike.
Drafted into the starting XI but was deployed in a wide role, where he is certainly not most suited. Worked hard for the team, but his goalscoring prospects were curbed by his status out on the right. When he did have a chance, Costil denied him. Taken off after 65 minutes.
Introduced for the final 15 minutes.
Introduced at halftime to replace the ineffective Verratti. Helped raise the intensity of PSG’s performance, and aside from a corner straight into the side netting, he was as precise as ever. Set up Ibrahimovic late on.
Given a late run against the tiring Rennes defense.