Ligue 1: Unnamed Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for COVID-19, to miss league match against Dijon
PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current season, when Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes all had to self-isolate after a holiday to Ibiza following the team's Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich.
Rennes could have moved to the top of Ligue 1 with a victory, instead, they suffered their first defeat of the season as, for the fourth time in four games, they blew a lead. This time they did not even gain a draw.
On the pitch, Ligue 1 remains the poor relation among Europe's "Big Five" leagues, and the outlook is not being helped by the economic crisis and a worrying dispute with the game's chief domestic TV rights holder.
Ligue 1: Lille register big win over Lens to move to top of league table; Lyon beat struggling Strasbourg
Lille are top of the French league, undefeated and with the fewest goals conceded, after beating northern rival Lens 4-0 on Sunday to move two points above defending champion Paris Saint-Germain.
Around European football on Sunday, Gareth Bale would be hopeful of featuring against West Ham in his return to Tottenham. In Spain, Valencia play Villarreal in derby.
Alessandro Florenzi scored PSG's second on 77 minutes and Pablo Sarabia notched a fourth for the reigning champions as PSG climbed above Rennes on goal difference after a fifth successive win.
Mediapro won the bulk of the 2020-2024 rights for the top two divisions (worth in total 1.15 billion euros) in 2018 and Roures says he wants to renegotiate the contract for this season, which he believes is "heavily affected by Covid-19".
Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille have not won in the four matches since they beat Paris Saint-Germain last month while Lyon's winless run already stretches to five matches in the six-game-old season.
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo tells Thomas Tuchel to respect rules 'if he decides to stay'
Ahead of the Angers match, Tuchel suggested that the club needs to bolster the squad before the transfer window closes.
PSG move up to second in the early table, a point behind leaders Rennes who play Reims on Sunday.
Paqueta, 23, had earlier arrived in the city to undergo a medical. Capped 11 times by Brazil, he joined Milan from Flamengo in January last year but failed to properly settle at San Siro.
The 35-year-old Yılmaz netted 229 goals during a long career in Turkish football in which he starred for Istanbul-based Galatasaray, but had not scored in his first four games for Lille.
Di Maria's suspension meted out by Ligue 1's disciplinary commission was for spitting at Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez.
Ligue 1: Marseille claim to possess footage of PSG's Neymar racially abusing Japanese right-back Hiroki Sakai
The LFP, which suspended Neymar for two matches over the incident, has opened a probe into his accusations, which Gonzalez denies.
Runarsson replaces Emiliano Martinez after the Argentine keeper joined Aston Villa last week.
Rubiales was the only candidate after the withdrawal of former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Mbappe, who tested positive for coronavirus on 7 September, was on target from the penalty spot in the 38th minute.
Ligue 1: Lyon's frustrating start to new season continues with uninspiring goalless draw against Nimes
Memphis Depay, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, and Moussa Dembele were both in the Lyon starting line-up but neither figured strongly in a lacklustre performance.
Only around 1,000 spectators were present at the Stade Velodrome due to coronavirus restrictions.
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain defender Juan Bernat facing extended spell on sidelines after rupturing ligaments in knee
Left-back Bernat limped off in the final minutes of PSG's 1-0 win over Metz on Wednesday night.