Paris Saint-Germain lifted the 2019 French Super Cup — also known as Trophee des Champions — with a comeback victory defeating Rennes 2-1 in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, becoming the most successful club in the history of cup.
French football’s curtain-raiser saw the Ligue 1 champions play the French Cup winners. The 2019 edition took place in Shenzhen, China, for the second consecutive season.
PSG went into the game knowing a win would move them clear of Lyon as the most successful team in Trophee des Champions history, having been victorious on eight occasions since the competition’s inception in 1996.
French midfielder Adrien Hunou gave Rennes an early lead in the 13th minute of the game.
As the game ticked towards the hour mark, PSG’s star forward Kylian Mbappé scored the equalizer in the 57th minute with his 101st goal in just 181 games in professional football.
Angel Di María was introduced in the 61st minute for new signing Ander Herrera.
PSG’s winner came 17 minutes from time when Argentinian winger Angel di Maria found the net, with a left-footed dipping curler over the wall beyond Rennes goalkeeper Koubek, giving a 2-1 victory to his team.
Lifting the trophy for the seventh time in a row, PSG became the most successful team in the history of the French Super Cup, with a total of nine championships to its name.
MAN OF THE MATCH
After threatening with some dangerous runs throughout the first half, Mbappé finally found himself front and center when the ball bounced off players around the box on 57 minutes. It fell at his feet just a few yards out, and Mbappé made no mistake.
With a goal to cap a fine individual display in the Trophée des Champions win over Rennes, Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé was named the ‘Man of the Match’.
It was some effort but the night belonged to Mbappé -– and the Chinese fans wouldn’t let anyone think otherwise.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 3, 2019
Paris Saint-Germain have begun the 2019/20 season with a strong victory, which will give them a strong position in ensuring their continued dominance of French football.