French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 6-1 Lille

Edison Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi
PSG's emphatic victory over Lille was their fifth successive win in Ligue 1

Ezequiel Lavezzi scored a hat-trick for Paris St-Germain as they beat Lille to return to the top of Ligue 1.

Lavezzi's treble was supplemented by two goals from Edinson Cavani and one for defender Maxwell, while Marko Basa scored Lille's only goal.

The champions are three points clear of second-placed Lyon in the table, both having played 33 matches.

Lyon will regain top spot on goal difference should they win away at Reims on Sunday evening.

Brazil left-back Maxwell put PSG, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona during the week, ahead in the first minute of the game and three minutes later Uruguay striker Cavani doubled the lead.

Argentina forward Lavezzi added two more goals before half-time, but Montenegro defender Basa pulled one back for Lille after the break.

Any hopes of a comeback were dashed when Sebastien Corchia gave away a penalty - converted by Cavani - and was sent off.

Lavezzi rounded off the scoring with his third goal 13 minutes from time as PSG notched their fifth successive league win.

In the pick of the day's other Ligue 1 games, 18-year-old Francois Kamano scored twice as Bastia came from behind to beat relegation rivals Evian 2-1. They are now three points clear of 18th-placed Evian.

Bordeaux drew 1-1 with Metz, Guingamp beat Caen 2-0, Rennes beat Nice 2-1 and Toulouse drew 1-1 with Nantes.

Line-ups

PSG

  • 30SiriguSubstituted forDouchezat 33'minutes
  • 19AurierSubstituted forVan der Wielat 43'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Maxwell
  • 24Verratti
  • 8MottaSubstituted forRabiotat 66'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 27Pastore
  • 9Cavani
  • 22Lavezzi

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 21Digne
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot

Lille

  • 1Enyeama
  • 2CorchiaBooked at 72mins
  • 14KjaerBooked at 6mins
  • 25Basa
  • 15Sidibe
  • 24MavubaSubstituted forTraoréat 45'minutes
  • 4Balmont
  • 5GueyeBooked at 88mins
  • 17Rony LopesSubstituted forOrigiat 45'minutes
  • 7Boufal
  • 26RouxSubstituted forPavardat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Delaplace
  • 8Traoré
  • 16Elana
  • 20Mendes da Graça
  • 22Rozehnal
  • 27Origi
  • 33Pavard
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
45,001

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamLille
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home22
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint-Germain 6, Lille 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint-Germain 6, Lille 1.

Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Javier Pastore tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain).

Divock Origi (Lille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Idrissa Gueye (Lille) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Divock Origi (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Adama Traoré (Lille) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Divock Origi.

Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Blaise Matuidi tries a through ball, but Marco Verratti is caught offside.

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

Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain).

Sofiane Boufal (Lille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 6, Lille 1. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

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

Foul by Simon Kjaer (Lille).

Booking

Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain).

Sofiane Boufal (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain).

Djibril Sidibe (Lille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain).

Divock Origi (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lille. Benjamin Pavard replaces Nolan Roux.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 5, Lille 1. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Dismissal

Sébastien Corchia (Lille) is shown the red card.

Penalty Paris Saint-Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Sébastien Corchia (Lille) after a foul in the penalty area.

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Djibril Sidibe (Lille).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Adrien Rabiot replaces Thiago Motta.

Attempt missed. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Maxwell.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Javier Pastore following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Divock Origi (Lille) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sofiane Boufal.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain).

Adama Traoré (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 4, Lille 1. Marko Basa (Lille) header from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sofiane Boufal with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Gregory Van der Wiel.

Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain).

Adama Traoré (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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