French Ligue 1
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Paris Saint Germain 4-1 Lens

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Paris St-Germain from AC Milan in 2012

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his return from suspension as Paris St-Germain moved back to the top of Ligue 1 with an emphatic win over Lens.

David Luiz put Paris St-Germain ahead before half-time and Ibrahimovic added a second with a penalty after Baptiste Guillaume felled Gregory van der Wiel.

Yoann Touzghar reduced the deficit, before Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore struck late on.

Second-placed Lyon can regain top spot with a win at Montpellier on Sunday.

PSG travel to Chelsea for their Champions League last 16 second leg match on Wednesday, with the tie level at 1-1 on aggregate.

"We will create fewer chances at Stamford Bridge than today, so we will need to be more clinical", said manager Laurent Blanc.

"They are a top level team so we can't compare this game today with that one. Even although we got four goals we were not clinical enough."

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 6Camara
  • 32David LuizBooked at 90mins
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 24VerrattiSubstituted forPastoreat 67'minutes
  • 8MottaSubstituted forMatuidiat 72'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 15BahebeckSubstituted forCavaniat 67'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 22Lavezzi

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 9Cavani
  • 14Matuidi
  • 21Digne
  • 23Augustin
  • 27Pastore

Lens

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Riou
  • 25GbaminBooked at 72mins
  • 22Landre
  • 4Kantari
  • 24BaalBooked at 31mins
  • 23CyprienSubstituted forBourigeaudat 66'minutes
  • 6Le Moigne
  • 20NomenjanaharyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMadianiat 79'minutes
  • 11Chavarria
  • 7Touzghar
  • 19GuillaumeSubstituted forCoulibalyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Coulibaly
  • 21El Jadeyaoui
  • 27Boulenger
  • 29Bourigeaud
  • 33Ba
  • 34Madiani
  • 40Belon
Referee:
Wilfried Bien
Attendance:
46,279

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamLens
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home28
Away8
Shots on Target
Home14
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Lens 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Lens 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adamo Coulibaly (Lens) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Chavarria with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  5. Post update

    Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Lens) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

    David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pablo Chavarria (Lens) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Adamo Coulibaly.

  14. Post update

    Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain).

  15. Post update

    Pablo Chavarria (Lens) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint Germain 4, Lens 1. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a through ball.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint Germain 3, Lens 1. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore with a cross following a fast break.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Lens. Aristote Madiani replaces Lalaïna Nomenjanahary.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain).

  20. Post update

    Yoann Touzghar (Lens) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 7th March 2015

  • PSGParis Saint Germain4LensLens1
  • BastiaBastia2NiceNice1
  • CaenCaen1BordeauxBordeaux2
  • Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard1MonacoMonaco3
  • ReimsReims3NantesNantes1
  • RennesRennes1MetzMetz0

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG281511250242656
2Lyon27166551213054
3Marseille28165756312553
4Monaco2713862920947
5Bordeaux2812973433145
6Saint-Étienne27111063022843
7Montpellier26126835251042
8Rennes28108102834-638
9Bastia2899103031-136
10Nantes2899102229-736
11Lille2798102324-135
12Guingamp27112143039-935
13Reims2898113444-1035
14Caen2897124342134
15Nice2897123034-434
16Evian Thonon Gaillard28102163044-1432
17Lorient2794143135-431
18Toulouse2885152947-1829
19Lens2857162643-1722
20Metz2857162039-1922
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