PARIS — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as French champion Paris Saint-Germain beat Rennes 4-0 on Friday to equal its record points tally for a season with three games remaining.
PSG has 89 points to match its total from two seasons ago and is 30 points clear at the top.
"It shows that we've played consistently well from start to finish this season," PSG coach Laurent Blanc said. "Last season we wouldn't have thought we could match this record."
Ibrahimovic went close with a deft free-kick in the first half but also skewed wide with a poor lob from near halfway.
After Maxwell scored in the 50th minute, poking the ball through defender Joris Gnagnon's legs and expertly curling home, Ibrahimovic stretched to poke in winger Angel Di Maria's cross four minutes later.
He then thumped in a superb shot from 20 yards (meters) out for his 34th league goal of the season, before forward Edinson Cavani curled in a late fourth for his 16th of the campaign.
Ibrahihmovic, who is out of contract in June, is well poised to break Carlos Bianchi's record of 37 league goals — set in the 1977-78 season — but has yet to commit to a new contract.