French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 2-0 Montpellier

Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani is Ligue 1's top scorer with 31 goals - a rate of one every 84 minutes he has played

Paris St-Germain went top of Ligue 1 with victory over Montpellier, although they have now played two games more than title rivals Monaco.

Monaco, who face Juventus in the Champions League semi-finals, will return to the top on goal difference if they win at Lyon on Sunday (20:15 BST).

Edinson Cavani opened the scoring for the champions with his 31st league goal of the season from close range.

And he provided a backheel to set up Angel di Maria's brilliant 25-yard strike for the second.

PSG are aiming for their fifth French league title in a row.

Line-ups

Paris St G

  • 1Trapp
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 17Maxwell
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forLo Celsoat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Motta
  • 14Matuidi
  • 11Di MaríaBooked at 68minsSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 84'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 10PastoreSubstituted forDraxlerat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 12Meunier
  • 15Ganchinho Guedes
  • 16Areola
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 23Draxler

Montpellier

  • 1Pionnier
  • 23Mukiele
  • 4Da Silva
  • 12Pokorny
  • 18MbenzaSubstituted forCamaraat 81'minutes
  • 7LasneSubstituted forDollyat 59'minutes
  • 13Skhiri
  • 28Sessegnon
  • 24Roussillon
  • 10Boudebouz
  • 15MounieSubstituted forIkoneat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Sylla
  • 11Ikone
  • 16Jourdren
  • 19Camara
  • 20Dolly
  • 21Remy
  • 25Deplagne
Referee:
Mikael Lesage
Attendance:
45,778

Match Stats

Home TeamParis St GAway TeamMontpellier
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home19
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Montpellier 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Montpellier 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Giovani Lo Celso replaces Marco Verratti.

Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain).

Stéphane Sessegnon (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Ikone (Montpellier).

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

Foul by Stéphane Sessegnon (Montpellier).

Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

Attempt saved. Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Ikone.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Ángel Di María.

Attempt blocked. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Jérôme Roussillon (Montpellier) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Julian Draxler replaces Javier Pastore.

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Souleymane Camara replaces Isaac Mbenza.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Lukas Pokorny (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Ikone (Montpellier) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jérôme Roussillon.

Attempt missed. Serge Aurier (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Nordi Mukiele.

Attempt blocked. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

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

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Laurent Pionnier.

Attempt missed. Stéphane Sessegnon (Montpellier) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain).

Jérôme Roussillon (Montpellier) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Marco Verratti tries a through ball, but Javier Pastore is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Serge Aurier.

Attempt missed. Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon.

Foul by Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain).

Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Serge Aurier.

Attempt missed. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Keagan Dolly replaces Paul Lasne.

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Jonathan Ikone replaces Steve Mounie.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 22nd April 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Paris St G34255471234880
2Monaco32245390276377
3Nice332110255272873
4Bordeaux341510949391055
5Lyon321731265392654
6Marseille3414101048381052
7Saint-Étienne32111293529645
8Nantes34129133347-1445
9Guingamp34128144047-744
10Rennes331013103137-643
11Toulouse331011123435-141
12Lille34117163441-740
13Montpellier34109154757-1039
14Angers34116173446-1239
15Metz3499163469-3536
16Lorient34104204265-2334
17Caen3496193358-2533
18Dijon34711164454-1032
19Nancy3488182544-1932
20Bastia33610172648-2228
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