French Ligue 1
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Paris Saint Germain 2-0 GFC Ajaccio

New Paris St Germain signing Angel di Maria salutes the fans
Angel Di Maria was a British record buy when he joined Manchester United from Real Madrid for £59.7m in 2014

New signing Angel Di Maria was introduced to the home fans before Paris St-Germain beat newly promoted Gazelec Ajaccio 2-0 at the Parc des Princes to go top of Ligue 1.

Di Maria, 27, is still to play since his £44.3m move from Manchester United as he works towards full match fitness.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also absent through injury for the champions.

But a fierce strike from Blaise Matuidi and a Thiago Silva header inside the first 21 minutes were enough for PSG.

Laurent Blanc's side was unable to add to its tally but went to the top of the table on goal difference from Reims and Caen after securing their second successive league win.

Reims beat Marseille, playing under interim coach Franck Passi following the resignation of Marcelo Bielsa after an opening-day defeat to Caen, 1-0 thanks to a long-range strike from defender Hamari Traore .

Benjamin Moukandjo's stoppage-time penalty earned Lorient a 1-1 draw with Bastia, who had led through Floyd Ayite's early goal.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Trapp
  • 19AurierBooked at 74mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 6Verratti
  • 8MottaSubstituted forStambouliat 76'minutes
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forLavezziat 70'minutes
  • 29AugustinSubstituted forPastoreat 69'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 7Lucas Moura

Substitutes

  • 3Kimpembe
  • 4Stambouli
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 27Pastore
  • 30Sirigu
  • 31Sabaly

GFC Ajaccio

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Maury
  • 29Coeff
  • 4FilippiBooked at 84mins
  • 21Martinez
  • 3Sylla
  • 6Ducourtioux
  • 8Le MoigneBooked at 56mins
  • 18Youga
  • 23DjokovicSubstituted forMayiat 75'minutes
  • 28PujolSubstituted forTshibumbu Lungenyat 63'minutes
  • 19Zoua DaogariBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBoutaibat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mayi
  • 9Boutaib
  • 10Larbi
  • 20Poggi
  • 24Tshibumbu Lungeny
  • 30Goda
  • 33Casanova
Referee:
Wilfried Bien
Attendance:
46,524

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamGFC Ajaccio
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint-Germain 2, GFC Ajaccio 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint-Germain 2, GFC Ajaccio 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Khalid Boutaib (GFC Ajaccio) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Clément Maury.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, GFC Ajaccio. Khalid Boutaib replaces Jacques Zoua.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kévin Mayi (GFC Ajaccio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Luiz with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a cross.

  11. Booking

    Roderic Filippi (GFC Ajaccio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Roderic Filippi (GFC Ajaccio).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Moura following a set piece situation.

  15. Post update

    Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Martinez (GFC Ajaccio).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Stambouli (Paris Saint-Germain).

  18. Post update

    Jacques Zoua (GFC Ajaccio) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Benjamin Stambouli replaces Thiago Motta.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, GFC Ajaccio. Kévin Mayi replaces Damjan Djokovic.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 16th August 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG22003036
2Reims22003126
3Caen22002026
4Angers21102024
5Bastia21103214
6Monaco21102114
7Lyon21101014
8Nantes21101014
9Rennes21012203
10Toulouse21012203
11Troyes20203302
12Lorient20201102
13Nice201145-11
14Saint-Étienne201123-11
15Bordeaux201123-11
16Lille201101-11
17GFC Ajaccio201102-21
18Guingamp200202-20
19Marseille200202-20
20Montpellier200203-30
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