Mbappe's stoppage-time winner sees PSG extend runaway lead

PSG, which hosts Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, is now 16 points ahead of second-placed Olympique de Marseille, which plays at struggling Metz on Sunday.

Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates and a pitch invader   -  REUTERS

Runaway leader Paris St Germain left it late as Kylian Mbappe scored three minutes into stoppage time to beat Stade Rennais 1-0 in Ligue 1 on Friday.

PSG, which hosts Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, is now 16 points ahead of second-placed Olympique de Marseille, which plays at struggling Metz on Sunday.

Rennes was three minutes away from becoming only the second team to take points off PSG at the Parc des Princes this season but got caught as it pushed forward and were punished by a quick counter attack.

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Lionel Messi set up Mbappe, who opened up his body to casually convert, having gone closest earlier to securing victory for his side.

A deflected Mbappe shot hit the post just before halftime and he found the net midway through the second half but that effort was ruled offside by VAR.

Rennes remained in fifth place in the Ligue 1 standings.

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