French Ligue 1
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Bastia 0-3 Paris St-Germain

Bastia 0-3 Paris St-Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored Paris St-Germain's 100th goal of the season as the French champions strengthened their lead at the top of Ligue 1.

The Sweden striker gave PSG an early lead at mid-table Bastia by heading in Lucas Moura's pinpoint cross.

Ibrahimovic's aerial flick in the centre circle set up Ezequiel Lavezzi to smash in shortly after, before the Argentina forward rounded Bastia keeper Jean-Louis Leca to slot in a late third.

PSG are eight points clear of second-placed Monaco, who kept pace with a 2-1 home win against relegation battlers Sochaux.

But the principality side face a tough task to overhaul Laurent Blanc's men, who stretched their unbeaten run to 10 matches with a comfortable win in Corsica.

PSG have netted 16 times in their last five games, while Ibrahimovic's opener, his 23rd league goal of the season, brought up a century of goals in their 41st competitive match of the season.

Now they face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday, holding a convincing 4-0 lead from the first leg in Germany.

Monaco's Dimitar Berbatov

Meanwhile, ex-Manchester United and Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov netted his first Ligue 1 goal to set Monaco on their way to beating second-bottom Sochaux.

Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez doubled their advantage after the break before Edouard Butin netted a late consolation for the visitors.

Line-ups

Bastia

  • 16Leca
  • 20Modesto
  • 5Squillaci
  • 6Koffi Ndri Romaric
  • 23Diakité
  • 18CahuzacBooked at 16minsSubstituted forRaspentinoat 76'minutes
  • 13Boudebouz
  • 27SabléSubstituted forAraujo Dall'lgnaat 80'minutes
  • 21HarekBooked at 70mins
  • 10Khazri
  • 12CisséSubstituted forBrunoat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Maoulida
  • 9Bruno
  • 15Palmieri
  • 17Raspentino
  • 28Araujo Dall'lgna
  • 30Vincensini
  • 33Togande

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 13Dias da CostaBooked at 26mins
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forMatuidiat 65'minutes
  • 8Motta
  • 24VerrattiSubstituted forCabayeat 65'minutes
  • 29Lucas MouraBooked at 63minsSubstituted forPastoreat 80'minutes
  • 10IbrahimovicBooked at 47mins
  • 22Lavezzi

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 4Cabaye
  • 14Matuidi
  • 21Digne
  • 26Jallet
  • 27Pastore
Referee:
Benoit Bastien
Attendance:
14,992

Match Stats

Home TeamBastiaAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home23
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bastia 0, Paris Saint Germain 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bastia 0, Paris Saint Germain 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Bastia 0, Paris Saint Germain 3. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ilan Araujo (Bastia) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

  6. Post update

    Florian Raspentino (Bastia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Drissa Diakité (Bastia).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Lucas Moura.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bastia. Ilan Araujo replaces Julien Sablé.

  11. Post update

    Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sébastien Squillaci (Bastia).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wahbi Khazri (Bastia) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bastia. Conceded by Thiago Motta.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bastia. Florian Raspentino replaces Yannick Cahuzac.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Julien Sablé (Bastia) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bastia. Conceded by Alex.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryad Boudebouz (Bastia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romaric.

  20. Post update

    Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 8th March 2014

  • BastiaBastia0PSGParis Saint Germain3
  • GuingampGuingamp0Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard1
  • MonacoMonaco2SochauxSochaux1
  • NantesNantes2AjaccioAjaccio2
  • ToulouseToulouse3ReimsReims2
  • ValenciennesValenciennes2RennesRennes1

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