French Ligue 1
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Paris Saint Germain 2-0 Marseille

Edinson Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain beat arch-rivals Marseille to close the gap on the Ligue 1 leaders to one point.

After a shaky start by the hosts, Lucas Moura poked in Ezequiel Lavezzi's low cross to put PSG in front.

Marseille had Giannelli Imbula sent off for a foul on Yohan Cabaye, before Edinson Cavani headed in Serge Aurier's cross to wrap up the points.

On a perfect night for the hosts, Zlatan Ibrahimovic came on for his first action since 21 September.

The Swedish striker soon found his touch and had a hand in the second goal, with a neat turn and clever pass to Aurier on the right.

Andre-Pierre Gignac came closest to scoring for Marseille when he headed an early corner against the post.

The victory continued PSG's unbeaten start to the season in all competitions.

Lyon remain only one point adrift of the defending champions in third after a 3-1 home victory over Guingamp.

Lucas Moura
Lucas Moura scored his sixth league goal of the season
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been French player of the year for the past two seaons
Paris Saint-Germain celebrate
Paris Saint-Germain delighted in their victory in Le Classique

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Sirigu
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forMarquinhosat 88'minutes
  • 24VerrattiSubstituted forCabayeat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 9Cavani
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forIbrahimovicat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 20Chantôme
  • 21Digne

Marseille

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Mandanda
  • 26Dja Djédjé
  • 24Fanni
  • 3N'Koulou
  • 23Mendy
  • 8LeminaSubstituted forBarradaat 76'minutes
  • 25ImbulaBooked at 78mins
  • 11Alessandrini
  • 17Payet
  • 14ThauvinSubstituted forBatshuayiat 66'minutes
  • 9Gignac

Substitutes

  • 2Aloe
  • 6Bangoura
  • 16Samba
  • 22Batshuayi
  • 27Barrada
  • 33Jobello
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
45,961

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamMarseille
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home22
Away17
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint-Germain 2, Marseille 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint-Germain 2, Marseille 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  6. Booking

    Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint-Germain).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Serge Aurier following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a cross following a corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Marquinhos replaces Javier Pastore.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Nicolas N'Koulou.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 2, Marseille 0. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Serge Aurier with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abdel Barrada (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romain Alessandrini.

  17. Post update

    Benjamin Mendy (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Dangerous play by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain).

  19. Post update

    Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 9th November 2014

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