The Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center stadium witnessed how Thomas Tuchel's Parisians imposed over the team trained by Frenchman Julien Stéphan
Angel Di María, during a PSG game / TyCSports game
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A spectacular goal by Argentine Angel Di María gave the victory to Paris Saint Germain (PSG), with three Spaniards in the eleven starts, in the French Super Cup played in China, to beat Rennes (2-1) and take revenge of the defeat suffered before the same rival in the French Cup.
The Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center, in the hot city of southern China, witnessed how Thomas Tuchel's Parisians imposed over the team trained by Frenchman Julien Stéphan, despite losing 0-1 to the break.
The PSG was overcome by the strong defense of the Rennes in the first part, and a marking error of the German central Kehrer in the 13th minute allowed Hunou to finish off, at the limit of the offside, a precise center of Bourigeaud.
From the hand of Ander Herrera, Bernat and, above all, Pablo Sarabia, the PSG reacted and began to put Rennes against the ropes , without success, despite two distant shots, from Mbappé and Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, which were not enough to drill the network defended by Koubek.
Already in the second part, the Parisians, first in defense of five until the change of the Brazilian Marquinhos for the Argentine Paredes, were finer and Mbappé managed to finish off a magnificent pass from Sarabia on goal in the 57th minute.
But it was Di María who, like last year against Monaco and in the same Chinese city, gave the Supercup to the Parisian team: he entered the game at the 61st minute, and ten minutes later he scored in a spectacular foul shot from the front of the area.
However, the PSG did not need Neymar, sanctioned, to prove his superiority to Rennes and settle the dispute.
The French Super Cup match held today and which since 1995 faces the Ligue 1 champion (the PSG on this occasion) with the winner of the French Cup (the Rennes) marks the start of football tournaments in that country.
Last year the Super Cup final was also held in Shenzhen and in it, the PSG won over Monaco and achieved its sixth consecutive title.
This is the first trophy that Sarabia and Herrera conquer with the PSG, which they arrived this summer.