French Ligue 1
Lorient1Paris St G2

Lorient 1-2 Paris St-Germain

Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku's goal was his second at senior level for Paris St-Germain, and his first in the league

Paris St-Germain responded to the agony of their astonishing midweek Champions League exit at Barcelona by beating Lorient to go second in Ligue 1.

Benjamin Jeannot's own goal gave PSG a half-time lead after Edinson Cavani had helped on a corner.

Christopher Nkunku's 20-yard shot, his first Ligue 1 goal, made it 2-0.

Michael Ciani headed in Sylvain Marveaux's corner to give the bottom club hope, but PSG secured victory and sit three points behind Monaco.

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Line-ups

Lorient

  • 40Lecomte
  • 20MoreiraBooked at 72mins
  • 15PeybernesBooked at 83mins
  • 13Ciani
  • 25Le Goff
  • 23Wakaso
  • 7MvuembaSubstituted forHamelat 86'minutes
  • 12Moukandjo
  • 10Marveaux
  • 19Philippoteaux
  • 22JeannotSubstituted forAliadiereat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Toure
  • 6Bellugou
  • 14Aliadiere
  • 16Delecroix
  • 24Lautoa
  • 31Hamel
  • 34Koffi

Paris St G

  • 1Trapp
  • 12MeunierSubstituted forAurierat 81'minutes
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 24NkunkuBooked at 75mins
  • 25Rabiot
  • 10Pastore
  • 11Di María
  • 9Cavani
  • 23DraxlerSubstituted forBen Arfaat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kimpembe
  • 4Krychowiak
  • 15Ganchinho Guedes
  • 16Areola
  • 17Maxwell
  • 19Aurier
  • 21Ben Arfa
Referee:
Tony Chapron
Attendance:
13,643

Match Stats

Home TeamLorientAway TeamParis St G
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Lorient 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lorient 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.

Foul by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain).

Pierre-Yves Hamel (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Layvin Kurzawa tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient).

Offside, Lorient. Steven Moreira tries a through ball, but Jérémie Aliadière is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Julian Draxler.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Lorient. Pierre-Yves Hamel replaces Arnold Mvuemba.

Booking

Mathieu Peybernes (Lorient) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Benjamin Lecomte.

Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Benjamin Lecomte.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Serge Aurier replaces Thomas Meunier because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa with a cross.

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jérémie Aliadière (Lorient).

Booking

Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain).

Romain Philippoteaux (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Booking

Steven Moreira (Lorient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Steven Moreira (Lorient).

Goal!

Goal! Lorient 1, Paris Saint Germain 2. Michael Ciani (Lorient) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sylvain Marveaux with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Foul by Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain).

Steven Moreira (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Steven Moreira.

Foul by Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint Germain).

Romain Philippoteaux (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint Germain).

Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco29215384265868
2Paris St G29205458203865
3Nice29189247232463
4Lyon281621059322750
5Marseille29136104337645
6Bordeaux29111083736143
7Saint-Étienne29101183324941
8Guingamp29108113736138
9Rennes2991192833-538
10Nantes29107122743-1637
11Toulouse2999113233-136
12Angers29106132838-1036
13Montpellier2989124249-733
14Lille2996142937-833
15Caen2995153148-1732
16Metz2888122853-2532
17Dijon29610133846-828
18Nancy2977151937-1828
19Bastia29510142443-1925
20Lorient2964192959-3022
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