Paris pulled out their party piece on Sunday night by putting four past a hopeless Rennes team, a perfect way to respond to Nice’s slip up against Caen earlier in the day.
Les Parisiens came into the game on Sunday evening knowing that a win would cut Nice’s lead to just 3 points and send out a message to the rest of the league of Paris Saint Germain’s regained dominance. And they did just that, and in some style as well.
Right from the start Paris looked as if they had the eye for glory over Rennes, registering 65% possession in the first 15 minutes. It took the team from the capital until the 18th minutes to get a clear scoring chance. Thiago Silva’s thunderous header was blocked off the line following a corner. At first glance it looked as if it had came off of the arm of Rennes defender Fernandes. But 10 minutes later the incident has been forgotten by Paris fans when Edinson Cavani attacked the ball at the near post and headed it onto the bar. Fortunately the ball then bounced off of the Rennes defender and into the back of the net, despite his best effort to clear the ball. A deserved lead from a Paris Saint Germain perspective.
PSG kept up the pressure right until half time and the pressure told in the 42′ when sloppy back pass from Rennes was kindly excepted by the in form Edinson Cavani who lobbed the ball over Costil and into the back of the net to make it 2-0. A great goal but the Uruguayan got injured in the process and was forced off minutes later. The only downside to what was otherwise a perfect day out for Paris.
After the break Paris added a great bit of flair into their performance. And the game was well and truly wrapped up with just over 20 minutes to play when Adrien Rabiot celebrated being called up to the French first team with a nice strike from outside the area to make it 3-0. And it didn’t take long for Paris to make it 4-0 afterwards. Ben Arfa nicely teed up Marco Verratti on the penalty spot who volley home to make it four and to send a powerful message out to their title rivals.
Paris created their own fireworks on the pitch this bonfire weekend. Showboating their way to a 4-0 glory in the last 10 minutes. They produced the tricks and flicks, followed by a cheeky Rabona pass by Angel Di Maria to really set the Parc Des Princes alight for the first time this season. Generating the feeling that the PSG from last season are starting to reappear and fire again under Unai Emery and everyone associated with the club will hope that this will continue into the future.
Final Score: PSG 4-0 Rennes
Top Performance: Edinson Cavani . Despite only playing 45 minutes, The In Form striker tormented the Rennes defence, playing a key part in the first goal and finishing his one golden opportunity in style.
Next Match: PSG v Nantes, Saturday 19th November, 4:00pm