HONG KONG – Paris Saint-Germain substitute Angel Di Maria scored the winner with a spectacular free kick and Kylian Mbappe was also on target as the Ligue 1 champions recovered to beat Stade Rennes 2-1 and lift the French Super Cup in Shenzhen on Saturday.
Adrien Hunou had given the French Cup winners the lead despite PSG's dominance in the first half and Thomas Tuchel’s side eventually earned the victory their superiority deserved thanks to the second-half goals from Mbappe and Di Maria.
PSG's seventh succcessive Super Cup win is a record - eclipsing the six won by Olympque Lyonnais from 2002-2006 - and means they will start the defence of their Ligue 1 title in high spirits despite doubts over the future of playmaker Neymar.
The 27-year-old Brazil forward, who has been linked with a return to Barcelona, was watching the match from the stands of the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre stadium.
Neymar saw Rennes take a surprise 13th minute lead seconds after PSG defender Thilo Kehrer had clipped the top of the crossbar with a header at the other end.