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Neymar scores on starting return but Rennes stun PSG to lift cup

Neymar marked his first start since January with a fine Coupe de France final goal, but his PSG side lost out on penalties to Rennes.

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Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the French Cup final football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on April 27, 2019 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Pa
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Neymar marked his first Paris Saint-Germain start since January by scoring a sublime chip in Saturday's Coupe de France final, but suffered disappointment as Rennes stunned the Ligue 1 champions on penalties to deny them a domestic double.

Dinks in sumptuous strike to put PSG two up

PSG were 2-0 up and cruising at the Stade de France after the Brazil forward, who returned from a three-month injury lay-off as a substitute in last Sunday's league win over Monaco, collected Ángel di María's 21st-minute through ball and lifted a delicate effort over goalkeeper Tomás Koubek.

Neymar celebrates with Alves during the Coupe de France final on Saturday.
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Neymar celebrates with Alves during the Coupe de France final on Saturday.ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP

Supplied pass for Alves' opener earlier in first half

Earlier, the 27-year-old had provided the pass from which compatriot Dani Alves volleyed in a sensational opener for the Parisians.

Rennes peg PSG back before winning shoot-out

However, a Presnel Kimpembe own goal shortly before the break was followed by a second-half Mexer strike as Rennes hit back to level the final - and when the teams could not be separated after extra time, Christopher Nkunku's penalty miss gave the underdogs a 6-5 shoot-out victory

Rennes last lifted the Coupe de France way back in 1971

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