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Summary

  1. Cavani double keeps PSG at top of table
  2. PSG and Saint-Etienne had both won first three matches
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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for joining us for this live text commentary tonight. See you tomorrow for Alaves v Barcelona (17:15 BST) if you're into that kind of thing.

FULL-TIME

PSG 3-0 Saint-Etienne

It's all over and Paris St-Germain make it four wins out of four to stay top of Ligue 1. Saint-Etienne's perfect run comes to an end.

INJURY TIME

PSG 3-0 Saint-Etienne

Four minutes added on.

GOAL - PSG 3-0 Saint-Etienne

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani has his second and PSG have their third. Substitute Julian Draxler crosses from the right and Cavani flicks it in with his heel from close range.

Edinson Cavani celebrates
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PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Almost a third as Giovani Lo Celso's 25-yard shot is tipped over the bar.

YELLOW CARD

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne substitute Oussama Tannane goes into the book for fouling Neymar. This game has been long over as a contest.

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Yuri Berchiche fires a cross-shot across goal from the left but it goes past everyone and wide. Neymar wanted the ball in the centre.

Neymar reacts
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SUBSTITUTION

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Javier Pastore wants a free-kick as he dances down the right and is pushed out of play. But a throw-in is given against him.

Now PSG make another switch, Julian Draxler replacing Angel di Maria on the wing. And a third change, Giovani Lo Celso replacing Pastore in midfield.

SUBSTITUTION

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

PSG make their first change. Left-back Yuri Berchiche makes his debut following his summer move from Real Sociedad. Layvin Kurzawa comes off.

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Poor by Angel di Maria. Javier Pastore plays a ball over the top and Di Maria has 50 yards to run in on goal under little pressure, he overruns it and it's out for a goal-kick. Had that been a quicker player like Neymar, that's probably 3-0.

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

PSG keeper Alphonse Areola makes a good save from Jonathan Bamba to keep PSG 2-0 up, and moments later it's almost 3-0.

Loic Perin almost turns an Angel di Maria cross into his own net, with Stephane Ruffier having to make a good reaction save to stop him. Edinson Cavani lashes the rebound high and wide when he should have done better.

SUBSTITUTION

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne make a change in defence. Gabriel Silva, a summer signing from Udinese, appears to be injured and is replaced by Leo Lacroix.

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Neymar plays the ball down the left to Edinson Cavani, who tries to find Angel di Maria - getting his pass wrong. Anybody tried to come up with an MSN/BBC nickname for them yet.

NCM? No, that's not a thing. I'm sure somebody with more creativity can come up with something.

Paris St Germain's South American forward line
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PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

The visitors come forward but PSG's Presnel Kimpembe steps in with a great challenge and runs the ball out of defence, spraying it out to the left wing. Fine play from the 22-year-old France Under-21 international.

HITS THE WOODWORK

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Paris St-Germain have so many free-kick options, Angel di Maria and Neymar stand over the ball. Di Maria steps up, it's about 30 yards out, and his curler hits the post. So close. Almost a wonderful goal.

Angel Di Maria
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SUBSTITUTION

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne make a change in midfield as Vincent Pajot replaces the lively Habib Maiga.

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Bryan Dabo has a tame shot for Saint-Etienne, it's almost passed into the side-netting from 20 yards out. Was never going to go in.

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Adrien Rabiot crosses the ball and Layvin Kurzawa heads well over the bar. That's actually only the fourth shot that Paris St-Germain have had.

PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Neymar, with no real need to do it, flicks the ball up in the air and plays an overhead pass over the Saint-Etienne defence. Maverick. Show-off. I don't think it even found a team-mate.

GOAL - PSG 2-0 Saint-Etienne

Thiago Motta

A rare goal for Thiago Motta, his eighth in 151 Ligue 1 appearances. Neymar plays a free-kick into the box and it's chested down by Marquinhos to Motta to lash home from about eight yards out.

A goal made in Brazil (although Motta has played for Italy).

Game over?

Thiago Motta celebrates with Marquinhos
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YELLOW CARD

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

It's all getting a bit heated at the Parc des Princes.

Kevin Theophile-Catherine, every live text commentator's best friend, bundles Neymar to the ground. Everyone squares up but KTC is the only player booked.

Neymar of PSG is fouled
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PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

PSG have had pretty much all the ball so far but don't do anything with it. Now Neymar is down in pain after being crunched by Habib Maiga.

Oh look he's up again and able to run after the ball comes near him...

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

Here we go in le (la?) second half.

Spanish La Liga

In La Liga, Real Sociedad are 3-0 up against Villarreal, with Xabi Prieto scoring on his 500th game for his only club - his 51th goal for the Basques.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

PSG have actually only had one shot to Saint-Etienne's eight. The visitors have played well, but some of those shots were fairly speculative.

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Edinson Cavani is the first PSG player to score in each of the first four games in a Ligue 1 season since George Weah in 1991-92.

HALF-TIME

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

PSG are halfway to making it four wins out of four.

YELLOW CARD

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe catches Bryan Dabo on the head with his elbow. Yellow card and Dabo's head is bleeding.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

The corner goes past everyone, Gabriel Silva keeps it in on the other side and then his cross goes past everyone. Not great.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne, who have played well, win a corner late in the half following a deflected shot.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

PSG have the chance at a counter-attack but Javier Pastore gets the forward pass wrong, he had Angel di Maria to the right and Neymar to the left but played it centrally.

YELLOW CARD

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

Thomas Meunier, starting in place of Dani Alves at right-back, brings down Gabriel Silva and is booked.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

A weird moment where Saint-Etienne's Bryan Dabo, thinking he's offside on the right wing, stops and doesn't want the ball passed - but it's given to him anyway. He looks around to the linesman expecting a flag and suddenly realises he's been onside all along. It doesn't come to anything though.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

Neymar is fouled
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Neymar is hacked to the ground by Ronael Pierre-Gabriel, who is booked. The Brazilian goes down in agony but is then fine 30 seconds later.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

Habib Maiga drives a shot over from distance for Saint-Etienne. That's their fifth effort of the game, PSG have only had the one.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

PSG fans are singing something to the tune of Yellow Submarine. I can't make out the words, but I presume it's not 'We all dream of a team of Gary Breens'.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

Neymar is slightly lucky to avoid a yellow card as he catches a sprinting Saint-Etienne player.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

A huge chance for Saint-Etienne as PSG's defence switch off, Jonathan Bamba speeds through from the halfway line but a diving Alphonse Areola saves his shot with his trailing leg. Excellent stop.

PSG 1-0 Saint-Etienne

That Edinson Cavani penalty was PSG's first shot of the game. Saint-Etienne have had two, although fairly unmemorable.