Ligue 1 round-up: Neymar stars as PSG see off Rennes
Last Updated: 16/12/17 10:45pm
Neymar scored twice as 10-man Paris St Germain asserted their dominance over reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco with a 4-1 victory at Rennes.
His first goal, poked home from a Kylian Mbappe pass early on, brought him to 10 league goals for the season and in the 17th minute he set up the Frenchman for PSG's second.
The hosts reignited the contest when Firmin Mubele halved the deficit with a 53rd-minute goal but PSG turned the screw in the last 15 minutes.
Edinson Cavani made it 3-1 with a sumptuous chip from distance before Mbappe once again found Neymar for a classy finish beyond Koubek.
Monaco had closed the gap on the leaders to six points with their Friday thrashing of St Etienne but the Parisians are now nine points ahead once more.
Lille's troubles deepened with a 3-0 loss to Dijon, while bottom side Metz secured just their second victory of the season by coming from behind to defeat Montpellier 3-1.
Strasbourg climbed to seventh place with a 2-1 victory over Toulouse, and Troyes put distance between themselves and the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory over Amiens.
The mid-table battle between Caen and Guingamp ended goalless.