Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 victory over Stade Rennais ensured their two-point lead over title rivals AS Monaco at the top of Ligue 1 remains intact with one game to go until the winter break.
Thiago Motta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani were on target for the defending champions, while Romain Alessandrini netted a consolation strike for Rennes.
Laurent Blanc’s men were good value for their victory, even though they made it hard for themselves by allowing their hosts back into it towards the end.
Philippe Montanier’s side could not muster an equaliser though and instead PSG killed the game off with Cavani netting late on.
"This is an important victory and a well-deserved one," Blanc told PSG.fr after the match (translated from French as a bilingual).
"We dominated the ball for the majority of the match and we used it well. When we put these ingredients together, as we did tonight, we are difficult to beat."
Ibrahimovic moves up to 14 goals for the season, while El Matador takes his tally to 12. But despite the usual suspects providing two of the three goals, it was very much a team performance.
Here are six things we learned from PSG’s 3-1 win.