Star striker Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain won at 10-man Nimes 4-0 on Friday to move to the top of the French league for the first time this season. Mbappe netted late to give France a 2-1 win at Croatia two days ago in the Nations League. Nimes center half Loick Landre was sent off after 12 minutes for a chest-high high tackle on midfielder Rafinha.
Rennes extended their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season despite drawing 1-1 at bottom side Dijon on Friday, giving Paris Saint-Germain the chance to move top. Martin Terrier put Rennes ahead in the first half with a neat finish, but Guinea-Bissau international Mame Balde barged through the visiting defence to equalise on 54 minutes.
A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Friday: FRANCE Leader Rennes travels to last-place Dijon with key players missing and bad memories of previous trips to the Burgundy capital made famous by its mustard. Rennes has lost its last four games at Dijon and will be without center half Damien Da Silva and France midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, who are both suspended. Midfielder James Lea-Siliki and goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, who recently joined from Dijon, are not match fit.
|Champions League (League Winners): Lille|
|Champions League (League Position): Paris Saint Germain|
|Champions League Qualifying (League Position): Rennes|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Nice, Lens|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): Strasbourg|
|Relegation (League Position): Reims, Dijon|