French Ligue 1
PSGParis Saint Germain6LilleLille1

Paris St-Germain 6-1 Lille

Edison Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi
PSG's emphatic victory over Lille was their fifth successive win in Ligue 1

Ezequiel Lavezzi scored a hat-trick for Paris St-Germain as they beat Lille to return to the top of Ligue 1.

Lavezzi's treble was supplemented by two goals from Edinson Cavani and one for defender Maxwell, while Marko Basa scored Lille's only goal.

The champions are three points clear of second-placed Lyon in the table, both having played 33 matches.

Lyon will regain top spot on goal difference should they win away at Reims on Sunday evening.

Brazil left-back Maxwell put PSG, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona during the week, ahead in the first minute of the game and three minutes later Uruguay striker Cavani doubled the lead.

Argentina forward Lavezzi added two more goals before half-time, but Montenegro defender Basa pulled one back for Lille after the break.

Any hopes of a comeback were dashed when Sebastien Corchia gave away a penalty - converted by Cavani - and was sent off.

Lavezzi rounded off the scoring with his third goal 13 minutes from time as PSG notched their fifth successive league win.

In the pick of the day's other Ligue 1 games, 18-year-old Francois Kamano scored twice as Bastia came from behind to beat relegation rivals Evian 2-1. They are now three points clear of 18th-placed Evian.

Bordeaux drew 1-1 with Metz, Guingamp beat Caen 2-0, Rennes beat Nice 2-1 and Toulouse drew 1-1 with Nantes.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30SiriguSubstituted forDouchezat 33'minutes
  • 19AurierSubstituted forVan der Wielat 43'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 24Verratti
  • 8MottaSubstituted forRabiotat 66'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 27Pastore
  • 9Cavani
  • 22Lavezzi

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 21Digne
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot

Lille

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Enyeama
  • 2CorchiaBooked at 72mins
  • 14KjaerBooked at 6mins
  • 25Basa
  • 15Sidibe
  • 24MavubaSubstituted forTraoréat 45'minutes
  • 4Balmont
  • 5GueyeBooked at 88mins
  • 17Rony LopesSubstituted forOrigiat 45'minutes
  • 7Boufal
  • 26RouxSubstituted forPavardat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Delaplace
  • 8Traoré
  • 16Elana
  • 20Mendes da Graça
  • 22Rozehnal
  • 27Origi
  • 33Pavard
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
45,001

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamLille
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home22
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint-Germain 6, Lille 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint-Germain 6, Lille 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Javier Pastore tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Divock Origi (Lille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Booking

    Idrissa Gueye (Lille) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Divock Origi (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adama Traoré (Lille) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Divock Origi.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Blaise Matuidi tries a through ball, but Marco Verratti is caught offside.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain).

  12. Post update

    Sofiane Boufal (Lille) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 6, Lille 1. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

  14. Post update

    Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Simon Kjaer (Lille).

  16. Booking

    Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Sofiane Boufal (Lille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Djibril Sidibe (Lille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 25th April 2015

  • PSGParis Saint Germain6LilleLille1
  • BordeauxBordeaux1MetzMetz1
  • CaenCaen0GuingampGuingamp2
  • Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard1BastiaBastia2
  • RennesRennes2NiceNice1
  • ToulouseToulouse1NantesNantes1

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