French Ligue 1
PSG4Lens1

Paris Saint Germain 4-1 Lens

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Paris St-Germain from AC Milan in 2012

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his return from suspension as Paris St-Germain moved back to the top of Ligue 1 with an emphatic win over Lens.

David Luiz put Paris St-Germain ahead before half-time and Ibrahimovic added a second with a penalty after Baptiste Guillaume felled Gregory van der Wiel.

Yoann Touzghar reduced the deficit, before Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore struck late on.

Second-placed Lyon can regain top spot with a win at Montpellier on Sunday.

PSG travel to Chelsea for their Champions League last 16 second leg match on Wednesday, with the tie level at 1-1 on aggregate.

"We will create fewer chances at Stamford Bridge than today, so we will need to be more clinical", said manager Laurent Blanc.

"They are a top level team so we can't compare this game today with that one. Even although we got four goals we were not clinical enough."

Line-ups

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 6Camara
  • 32David LuizBooked at 90mins
  • 17Maxwell
  • 24VerrattiSubstituted forPastoreat 67'minutes
  • 8MottaSubstituted forMatuidiat 72'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 15BahebeckSubstituted forCavaniat 67'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 22Lavezzi

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 9Cavani
  • 14Matuidi
  • 21Digne
  • 23Augustin
  • 27Pastore

Lens

  • 1Riou
  • 25GbaminBooked at 72mins
  • 22Landre
  • 4Kantari
  • 24BaalBooked at 31mins
  • 23CyprienSubstituted forBourigeaudat 66'minutes
  • 6Le Moigne
  • 20NomenjanaharyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMadianiat 79'minutes
  • 11Chavarria
  • 7Touzghar
  • 19GuillaumeSubstituted forCoulibalyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Coulibaly
  • 21El Jadeyaoui
  • 27Boulenger
  • 29Bourigeaud
  • 33Ba
  • 34Madiani
  • 40Belon
Referee:
Wilfried Bien
Attendance:
46,279

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamLens
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home28
Away8
Shots on Target
Home14
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Lens 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Lens 1.

Attempt saved. Adamo Coulibaly (Lens) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Chavarria with a cross.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Lens) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Booking

David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

Attempt missed. Pablo Chavarria (Lens) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Adamo Coulibaly.

Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain).

Pablo Chavarria (Lens) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 4, Lens 1. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 3, Lens 1. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore with a cross following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Lens. Aristote Madiani replaces Lalaïna Nomenjanahary.

Foul by Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain).

Yoann Touzghar (Lens) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Bourigeaud (Lens).

Attempt saved. David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Blaise Matuidi replaces Thiago Motta.

Booking

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Lens) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Lens).

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Adrien Rabiot tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 2, Lens 1. Yoann Touzghar (Lens) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ludovic Baal with a cross.

Foul by Zoumana Camara (Paris Saint Germain).

Adamo Coulibaly (Lens) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Edinson Cavani replaces Jean-Christophe Bahebeck.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Marco Verratti.

Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain).

Yoann Touzghar (Lens) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Maxwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Lens. Benjamin Bourigeaud replaces Wylan Cyprien.

Substitution

Substitution, Lens. Adamo Coulibaly replaces Baptiste Guillaume.

Corner, Lens. Conceded by Maxwell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG281511250242656
2Lyon27166551213054
3Marseille28165756312553
4Monaco2713862920947
5Bordeaux2812973433145
6Saint-Étienne27111063022843
7Montpellier26126835251042
8Rennes28108102834-638
9Bastia2899103031-136
10Nantes2899102229-736
11Lille2798102324-135
12Guingamp27112143039-935
13Reims2898113444-1035
14Caen2897124342134
15Nice2897123034-434
16Evian Thonon Gaillard28102163044-1432
17Lorient2794143135-431
18Toulouse2885152947-1829
19Lens2857162643-1722
20Metz2857162039-1922
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