French Ligue 1
Caen0PSG3

Caen 0-3 Paris St-Germain

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PSG are aiming to be the first team to have an unbeaten Ligue 1 season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Angel di Maria scored excellent goals as Paris St-Germain went 19 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 overnight with victory over Caen.

Di Maria opened the scoring against their fourth-placed opponents from 16 yards out.

Ibrahimovic then failed to score in a remarkable passage of play when Remy Vercoutre saved his first effort, the Swede hit the bar and from the follow-up his bicycle kick was saved.

He sealed victory before the break with a first-time half-volley from 20 yards.

Di Maria scored his sixth league goal since his move from Manchester United by deftly flicking Lucas Moura's header over the keeper in the second half.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tried an audacious overhead kick at 1-0

Caen won a late penalty but Andy Delort's effort was saved by Kevin Trapp.

PSG, chasing their fourth consecutive title, remain unbeaten domestically and have the best first-half points total to a Ligue 1 season with 51.

No side has ever gone unbeaten throughout a Ligue 1 season.

Monaco cut PSG's lead from 20 to 19 points with an unlikely 0-0 draw against Troyes later on Saturday.

Bottom club Troyes picked up only their eighth point of the season despite having Mouhamadou Dabo sent off after three minutes for conceding a penalty. Lacina Traore missed the spot-kick for Monaco.

Third-placed Angers could reduce the lead at the top to 17 points if they beat St Etienne on Sunday.

Line-ups

Caen

  • 1Vercoutre
  • 12Appiah
  • 13Ben Youssef
  • 28Da SilvaBooked at 62mins
  • 21Alhadhur
  • 6DelaplaceSubstituted forMakengoat 60'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 2SeubeBooked at 42minsSubstituted forAdeotiat 71'minutes
  • 25Féret
  • 23Rodelin
  • 9Delort
  • 11BessatSubstituted forBazileat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8N'Kololo
  • 10Ntibazonkiza
  • 17Makengo
  • 18Adeoti
  • 20Bazile
  • 22Raineau
  • 30Reulet

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 19AurierBooked at 83mins
  • 2Thiago SilvaBooked at 83mins
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Maxwell
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forMarquinhosat 81'minutes
  • 8MottaSubstituted forRabiotat 63'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 11Di María
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forLavezziat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
Referee:
Lionel Jaffredo
Attendance:
20,679

Match Stats

Home TeamCaenAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home23%
Away77%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away10
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 3.

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain).

Jordan Adeoti (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

Attempt missed. Ronny Rodelin (Caen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Herve Bazile (Caen) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain).

Herve Bazile (Caen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jean-Victor Makengo (Caen).

Attempt missed. Julien Féret (Caen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ronny Rodelin with a cross.

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

Penalty saved! Andy Delort (Caen) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Caen. Andy Delort draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain).

Andy Delort (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Caen. Herve Bazile replaces Vincent Bessat.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Marquinhos replaces Marco Verratti.

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Rémy Vercoutre.

Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Adrien Rabiot.

Attempt blocked. Damien Da Silva (Caen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Syam Ben Youssef (Caen) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain).

Julien Féret (Caen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a through ball.

David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Delort (Caen).

Hand ball by Chaker Alhadhur (Caen).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Lucas Moura.

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Delort (Caen).

Substitution

Substitution, Caen. Jordan Adeoti replaces Nicolas Seube.

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

Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Ángel Di María tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Booking

Jean-Victor Makengo (Caen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 19th December 2015

  • CaenCaen0PSGParis Saint Germain3
    FT
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    FT
  • GuingampGuingamp0RennesRennes2
    FT
  • LorientLorient0NantesNantes0
    FT
  • ToulouseToulouse1LilleLille1
    FT
  • TroyesTroyes0MonacoMonaco0
    FT
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