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Mbappe And Di Maria Inspire PSG To Their First Trophy Of The Season
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Mbappe And Di Maria Inspire PSG To Their First Trophy Of The Season

Jayfred Ugo

Kylian Mbappe inspired a second-half comeback goal as Paris Saint-Germain retained the Trophee des Champions with a 2-1 win over Rennes in Shenzhen on Saturday.

Argentine winger, Angel Di Maria, scored the winning goal to finish up a swift come back as PSG opened their 2019/2020 season on a positive note.

Stade Renne won PSG via a penalty shootout in the Coupe de France final in April 2019 to set up this 'Trophee des Champions' encounter. From the blast of the kickoff whistle, Rennes looked set to upstage the French moneybags, PSG.

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe

French striker, Kylian Mbappe, proved he is indeed ready to lead the PSG lines in the absence of embattled Brazilian talisman, Neymar, who watched on as he missed the match through suspension. Mbappe's 57th-minute equalizer began the comeback party and Angel Di Maria completed the turnaround in a splendid fashion. The substitute whipped in a stunning free-kick 17 minutes from full-time.

PSG now claimed the season's first silverware for seven straight years in the French Ligue Un. They have not made a huge transfer market statement like the Ligue un giants are known for. Only key signing remains the introduction of Senegalese and Everton midfielder, Idriss Gueye, who came in to fill the void of Adrien Rabiot who joined Italian big boys, Juventus, on a free transfer.