Eric Maxim Choupo- Moting’s Paris Saint Germain have won the Trophée des Champion-an équivalent of the Super Cup to add more honors to their silver-wear to become the most successful club in France.
The Ligue 1 holders beat Stade Rennais 2-1 at the Shenzhen Universiade Sport Centre in China.
This brilliant achievement comes at a time when the French giants prepare for another challenging season.
The 30 year old former Stoke City forward had earlier clinched his first trophy at the French side after emerging French League 1 champions last season.
The Trophee des champions is a French association trophy between the champions of the Ligue 1 and the winners of the French Cup; Coupe de France.
Angel Di Maria came off the bench to replace new Parc de Prince recruit Ander Herrera of Manchester United to score the winning goal at the 73rd minute.
Stade Rennais were the first to react with an early 13th minute strike from Adrien Hunou which left the French champions trailing.
2018 World Cup winner, Kylian Mbappe leveled scores shortly after the resumption of the second period with a 57th minute equalizer before super-sub Di Maria fired Les Parisiens to the 9th Trophee des champions title- the highest club to have lifted the trophy since it’s inception in 1995.
The encounter was a revenge game for Thomas Tuchel and his squad after the failed to retain their French Cup title after a defeat to Stade Rennais in the French Cup final.
Paris Saint Germain are currently the most successful club in France.
However the are yet to impose their domestic dominance in major European competitions.
They are one of only two French sides to win a European trophy, a real success they achieved by winning the 1996 Cup Winners’ Cup.