French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 4-0 Lorient

Edinson Cavani scores

Edinson Cavani scored twice as Paris St-Germain overcame the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to beat Lorient with ease.

Lucas Moura volleyed in a third-minute opener and Jeremy Menez slotted home from close range.

Cavani, playing as the focal point of PSG's attacks with Ibrahimovic out with a knee injury, headed home to kill the game off before half-time.

And after the break he had his fourth as he tapped into an empty net.

Lorient were unfortunate with injuries as striker Jeremie Aliadiere and goalkeeper Fabien Audard had to be substituted in the first 26 minutes.

The Parisians, who have yet to lose in 12 league games, are three points clear of Monaco at the top of the Ligue 1 table, albeit having played a game more.

Cavani, a reported £55m summer signing from Napoli, has scored 11 goals in 15 appearances this season - the same as Ibrahimovic, who has played one game fewer.

Line-ups

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 26Jallet
  • 21Digne
  • 8MottaSubstituted forPastoreat 69'minutes
  • 13da Dias Costa
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 24VerrattiSubstituted forMatuidiat 69'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 9Cavani
  • 29Lucas MouraSubstituted forLavezziat 76'minutes
  • 7Menez

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 14Matuidi
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 27Pastore

Lorient

  • 16AudardSubstituted forReynetat 26'minutes
  • 17Baca
  • 14Guerreiro
  • 8Jouffre
  • 2Koné
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 22Monnet-Paquet
  • 24Lautoa
  • 11AliadiereSubstituted forDialloat 23'minutes
  • 9Aboubakar
  • 28BarthelmeSubstituted forPeléat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Reynet
  • 3da Silva Rocha
  • 7Diallo
  • 13Abdullah
  • 15Robert
  • 19Pelé
  • 21Traoré
Referee:
Laurent Duhamel
Attendance:
44,994

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamLorient
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Lorient 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Lorient 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sadio Diallo (Lorient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vincent Aboubakar.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Maxime Baca.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Baptiste Reynet.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Digne (Paris Saint Germain) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Digne (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Lorient. Bryan Pelé tries a through ball, but Vincent Aboubakar is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

  12. Post update

    Sadio Diallo (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint Germain 4, Lorient 0. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Pastore with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Wesley Lautoa.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Pastore with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Raphael Guerreiro.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 1st November 2013

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