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Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Toulouse

Adrien Rabiot scores for Paris St-Germain
Adrien Rabiot had previously scored only three goals for Paris St-Germain

Adrien Rabiot scored twice as Paris St-Germain beat relegation-threatened Toulouse to go top of Ligue 1.

The midfielder, 19, fired the hosts ahead with a shot into the top corner after 27 minutes and then tapped in the second two minutes after half-time.

Toulouse pulled one back through substitute Wissam Ben Yedder but Thiago Silva's 74th-minute header secured a first league win in three games.

Paris St-Germain move above Lyon and Marseille, who both play on Sunday.

Rabiot was given a start by PSG boss Laurent Blanc after being an unused substitute in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the first leg of of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The teenager seized his opportunity with an impressive performance, doubling his goal tally for the season when he collected a backheel from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to fire the home side in front from 20 yards.

Rabiot then turned in Javier Pastore's low cross just after half-time as PSG looked in complete control.

A lapse in concentration allowed Ben Yedder to nod in his eighth goal of the season but Silva relieved any late pressure when the Brazilian claimed his first goal of the campaign.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 21Digne
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forCabelino Andradeat 83'minutes
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forCamaraat 88'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forBahebeckat 69'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 33Augustin
  • 34Kimpembe
  • 35Pereira De Sa

Toulouse

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 30Ahamada
  • 7Akpa-Akpro
  • 15Spajic
  • 3Kana-BiyikSubstituted forSirieixat 80'minutes
  • 29Moubandje
  • 25Grigore
  • 17Regattin
  • 8DidotSubstituted forBen Yedderat 44'minutes
  • 21AguilarBooked at 86mins
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 11PesicSubstituted forMatheus da Silvaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Boucher
  • 6Matheus da Silva
  • 10Ben Yedder
  • 14Sirieix
  • 22Veskovac
  • 24Ninkov
  • 34Blin
Referee:
Amaury Delerue
Attendance:
45,628

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamToulouse
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Toulouse 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Toulouse 1.

  3. Post update

    Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dragos Grigore (Toulouse).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Toulouse. Conceded by Salvatore Sirigu.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Martin Braithwaite (Toulouse) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by William Matheus.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. William Matheus (Toulouse) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Pantxi Sirieix (Toulouse).

  10. Booking

    Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (Paris Saint Germain).

  12. Post update

    Wissam Ben Yedder (Toulouse) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Zoumana Camara replaces Adrien Rabiot.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro.

  15. Booking

    Abel Aguilar (Toulouse) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dragos Grigore (Toulouse).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Toulouse. Conceded by Marquinhos.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wissam Ben Yedder (Toulouse) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Toulouse. Pantxi Sirieix tries a through ball, but Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro is caught offside.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st February 2015

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