French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 5-0 St Etienne

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic has scored five goals in three league appearances this season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick on his return from injury as French champions Paris St-Germain thrashed Ligue 1 rivals St Etienne.

A farcical own goal by away keeper Stephane Ruffier, who failed to control a routine backpass and allowed the ball to roll in, set PSG on their way.

Ibrahimovic doubled the lead just before half-time with a firm header.

He intercepted a backpass for the third, then completed his treble after Edinson Cavani curled in a fourth.

Laurent Blanc's men have taken eight points from their opening four matches, two adrift of early leaders Bordeaux.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Stephane Ruffier
PSG skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic comforts St Etienne keeper Stephane Ruffier after his mistake

Line-ups

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 32David LuizSubstituted forBahebeckat 73'minutes
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 24Verratti
  • 8Motta
  • 27Pastore
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 10IbrahimovicSubstituted forMatuidiat 73'minutes
  • 9Cavani

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 14Matuidi
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 19Aurier
  • 20Chantôme
  • 21Digne

Saint-Étienne

  • 16Ruffier
  • 22Monnet-Paquet
  • 2Théophile-Catherine
  • 26Sall
  • 19Pogba
  • 27Tabanou
  • 18LemoineSubstituted forCorgnetat 55'minutes
  • 6Clément
  • 10Cohade
  • 9ErdingSubstituted forGradelat 55'minutes
  • 13van WolfswinkelSubstituted forDiomandeat 74'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 7Gradel
  • 8Corgnet
  • 20Brison
  • 21Hamouma
  • 28Diomande
  • 30Moulin
  • 31Bamba
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
46,088

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamSaint-Étienne
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 5, St Etienne 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 5, St Etienne 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Corgnet (St Etienne).

  5. Booking

    Ismael Diomande (St Etienne) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ismael Diomande (St Etienne).

  8. Post update

    Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Renaud Cohade (St Etienne).

  10. Post update

    Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by Marquinhos.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Gradel (St Etienne) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by Blaise Matuidi.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Moustapha Bayal Sall (St Etienne) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Renaud Cohade with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, St Etienne. Conceded by Marquinhos.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Renaud Cohade (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Corgnet.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

  17. Post update

    Max Gradel (St Etienne) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kévin Théophile-Catherine (St Etienne) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Benjamin Corgnet.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Benjamin Corgnet (St Etienne) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kévin Monnet-Paquet with a cross.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 31st August 2014

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