French Ligue 1
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Montpellier 0-1 Paris St-Germain

Blaise Matuidi
Blaise Matuidi joined Paris St-Germain from Saint-Etienne in July 2011

Paris St-Germain maintained their 100% start to the season with victory over Montpellier thanks to a second-half goal from midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The France international finished at the near post after he received the ball from Maxwell following good hold-up play by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Ramy Bensebaini had Montpellier's best chance but saw his header saved.

Neither £43.4m signing Angel Di Maria nor Zlatan Ibrahimovic featured in the match as they recover from injury.

Former Manchester United midfielder Di Maria has a thigh injury while Sweden striker Ibrahimovic is still struggling with a knee problem.

PSG, chasing a fourth consecutive league title, have won all three of their Ligue 1 matches so far, scored four goals without conceding.

Line-ups

Montpellier

  • 30Ligali
  • 14Dabo
  • 4Da Silva
  • 3Congré
  • 24RoussillonSubstituted forDeplagneat 73'minutes
  • 8Martin
  • 15BensebainiBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCamaraat 68'minutes
  • 17LasneSubstituted forMarveauxat 69'minutes
  • 10BoudebouzBooked at 55mins
  • 7Mounier
  • 28Bakar

Substitutes

  • 1Pionnier
  • 6Marveaux
  • 19Camara
  • 21Remy
  • 25Deplagne
  • 26Berigaud
  • 31Cornette

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Maxwell
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forRabiotat 10'minutes
  • 8MottaBooked at 74mins
  • 14MatuidiBooked at 49mins
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forStambouliat 81'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forAugustinat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kimpembe
  • 4Stambouli
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 25Rabiot
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
  • 31Sabaly
Referee:
Sébastien Moreira
Attendance:
27,163

Match Stats

Home TeamMontpellierAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Montpellier 0, Paris Saint-Germain 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Montpellier 0, Paris Saint-Germain 1.

Hand ball by Jean-Kevin Augustin (Paris Saint-Germain).

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

Foul by Jonas Martin (Montpellier).

Attempt missed. Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daniel Congré with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Jean-Kevin Augustin.

Attempt blocked. Bryan Dabo (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Djamel Bakar.

Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain).

Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Benjamin Stambouli replaces Lucas Moura.

Foul by Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain).

Bryan Dabo (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Jonathan Ligali.

Attempt saved. Jean-Kevin Augustin (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Souleymane Camara.

Booking

Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Mathieu Deplagne replaces Jérôme Roussillon.

Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Jean-Kevin Augustin replaces Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Joris Marveaux replaces Paul Lasne.

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Souleymane Camara replaces Rami Bensebaini.

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain).

Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Djamel Bakar (Montpellier) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jonas Martin.

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

Attempt missed. Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

Goal!

Goal! Montpellier 0, Paris Saint-Germain 1. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maxwell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxwell with a cross.

Offside, Montpellier. Bryan Dabo tries a through ball, but Djamel Bakar is caught offside.

Booking

Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier).

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

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

Attempt blocked. Rami Bensebaini (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryad Boudebouz.

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thiago Silva.

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