In search of a record seventh French Super Cup title in a row, Ligue 1 champions PSG take on the Coupe de France winners Rennes in the 2019 Trophée des Champions in China on Saturday.
For those in the United States looking to watch the match (7:30 a.m. ET start time), it will be televised on beIN Sports. But if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of beIN Sports on your computer, phone, or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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PSG vs Rennes French Super Cup Preview
PSG claimed their eighth Ligue 1 title in 2018-19 and their sixth in seven seasons, finishing 16 points ahead of second-place Lille.
Inter Milan dealt Les Parisiens their lone defeat of the preseason, via penalty kicks in China on July 27. Three days later, they bested Sydney FC 3-0.
“We have to be ready, there are still a lot of things to improve,” manager Thomas Tuchel said of the Trophée des Champions matchup, according to Agence France Presse.
“It’s a question of team effort, the intensity that we are willing to give, the closeness that we play all together against the ball, the sacrifices that we are willing to make.
“If we are willing to make sacrifices, if we are willing to go over all obstacles, then for sure we are ready.
“But if we have big spaces, if we don’t all play together, for sure we will not be ready.”
Despite a 10th-place finish in their 2018-19 Ligue 1 campaign, Rennes topped Brest, Saint-Pryvé Saint-Hilaire FC, Lille, Orléans, and Lyon en route to a Coupe de France final clash with PSG.
In a match that saw 12 cards, Les Rennais erased a 2-0 deficit thanks to a Presnel Kimpembe own goal in the 40th minute and a Mexer equalizer in the 66th before claiming victory in a shootout.
“There’s definitely a little bit of revenge in the air for the team,” PSG star Kylian Mbappé said, according to the Ligue 1 website. “The new season is starting and losing to Rennes in the Coupe de France final hurt us. For me it is a new season and we’ll give everything in order to try to win the trophy.”
Both teams will be without key cogs. PSG’s Neymar and Julian Draxler remain suspended, while Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria, and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting are still reintegrating with the squad after representing their national teams this summer.
Rennes won’t have Ramy Bensebaini, M’Baye Niang, Ismaïla Sarr, or Hamari Traoré; all four participated in the Africa Cup of Nations. Head coach Julien Stephan recently called for his side to acquire more talent before the transfer window closes.
“We’re missing players and we need reinforcements. That is necessary,” Stephan said, per the Ligue 1 website. “We’re looking to reinforce in every department. We need experienced players who can bring that experience to bear on the squad and add their personality to the group. The squad is too young at the moment and the recruitment process will accelerate in the weeks to come.”
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