Depleted PSG wins at Nimes 4-0, Rennes held at Dijon 1-1


PARIS (AP) — Star striker Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain received at 10-man Nimes 4-0 on Friday to maneuver to the highest of the French league for the primary time this season.

Mbappe netted late to provide France a 2-1 win at Croatia two days in the past within the Nations League.

Nimes middle half Loick Landre was despatched off after 12 minutes for a chest-high excessive sort out on midfielder Rafinha.

The speedy Mbappe made a typical run behind the protection and beat goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet within the thirty second.

Proper again Alessandro Florenzi’s header made it 2-0 within the 78th and Mbappe pounced 5 minutes later after being arrange by winger Pablo Sarabia, who accomplished the rout.

PSG’s fifth straight win took it above Rennes on aim distinction with either side on 15 factors after a below-strength Rennes drew at last-place Dijon 1-1 earlier Friday.

However PSG was much more depleted for the journey south.

Marquinhos, Layvin Kurzawa and Angel Di Maria have been suspended, Marco Verratti and Julian Draxler got here again injured from worldwide responsibility, and Mauro Icardi injured his knee in coaching.

Additionally, with Manchester United coming to Paris within the Champions League subsequent week, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel rested Neymar after he scored a hat trick for Brazil in Peru on Tuesday.

However midfielder Leandro Paredes began regardless of taking part in for Argentina this week and limped off early on towards Nimes with a hamstring harm. Ahead Moise Kean and Rafinha made their PSG debuts after signing just lately.

Rennes, in the meantime, misplaced its 4 earlier journeys to Dijon however netted halfway by way of the primary half when Martin Terrier turned in Hamari Traore’s left-wing cross.

Rennes middle half Damien Da Silva and midfielder Steven N’Zonzi have been suspended, whereas 17-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga was on the bench after taking part in for France on Wednesday.

Dijon equalized within the 54th when striker Mama Samba Balde beat two defenders and completed powerfully. Midfielder Flavien Tait hit the crossbar late on for Rennes.

In Saturday’s video games, winger Hatem Ben Arfa may make his debut for Bordeaux away to Marseille.


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