Angel di Maria at the double as injury-ravaged PSG extend Ligue 1 lead with Rennes win - in pictures

Moise Kean joins growing list of injury concerns after opening scoring

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Angel di Maria struck twice as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Stade Rennes 3-0, but the French champions' win came at a cost.

On-loan Italian striker Moise Kean opened the scoring but was withdrawn in the second half after limping off the pitch.

Kean scored his third Ligue 1 goal in four games to put the hosts ahead in the 11th minute with a cross-shot after being set up by Di Maria, who benefited from sloppy play by Rennes.

PSG, already without injured Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Presnel Kimpembe, Mauro Icardi, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler, Juan Bernat and Pablo Sarabia, suffered more woes when Idrissa Gueye limped off to be replaced by Rafinha one minute later.

Di Maria then doubled their tally 10 minutes later with a delightful lob for his 85th PSG goal before full-back Thilo Kehrer was forced out injured and replaced by Mitchel Bakker.

Kean limped off the pitch shortly before the hour and was substituted for defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira.

The result put the French champions on 24 points from 10 games before second-placed Lille visit Brest on Sunday.

The three points deflected some of the attention surrounding Thomas Tuchel, whose position as PSG coach is under scrutiny following the midweek Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig.

The German is under pressure to deliver at PSG, after their agonising Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich last season.

The German has the backing of Di Maria, 32, who said: “Yes, we still support Tuchel. He is a great coach, who led us to the final of the Champions League. He did the maximum for us, and we are giving the maximum for him. He has our full confidence. And he trusts us too."

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