French Ligue 1
MontpellierMontpellier0PSGParis Saint Germain1
Blaise Matuidi
Blaise Matuidi joined Paris St-Germain from Saint-Etienne in July 2011

Paris St-Germain maintained their 100% start to the season with victory over Montpellier thanks to a second-half goal from midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The France international finished at the near post after he received the ball from Maxwell following good hold-up play by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Ramy Bensebaini had Montpellier's best chance but saw his header saved.

Neither £43.4m signing Angel Di Maria nor Zlatan Ibrahimovic featured in the match as they recover from injury.

Former Manchester United midfielder Di Maria has a thigh injury while Sweden striker Ibrahimovic is still struggling with a knee problem.

PSG, chasing a fourth consecutive league title, have won all three of their Ligue 1 matches so far, scored four goals without conceding.

Line-ups

Montpellier

  • 30Ligali
  • 14Dabo
  • 4Da Silva
  • 3Congré
  • 24RoussillonSubstituted forDeplagneat 73'minutes
  • 8Martin
  • 15BensebainiBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCamaraat 68'minutes
  • 17LasneSubstituted forMarveauxat 69'minutes
  • 10BoudebouzBooked at 55mins
  • 7Mounier
  • 28Bakar

Substitutes

  • 1Pionnier
  • 6Marveaux
  • 19Camara
  • 21Remy
  • 25Deplagne
  • 26Berigaud
  • 31Cornette

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 27PastoreSubstituted forRabiotat 10'minutes
  • 8MottaBooked at 74mins
  • 14MatuidiBooked at 49mins
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forStambouliat 81'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forAugustinat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kimpembe
  • 4Stambouli
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 25Rabiot
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
  • 31Sabaly
Referee:
Sébastien Moreira
Attendance:
27,163

Match Stats

Home TeamMontpellierAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Montpellier 0, Paris Saint-Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Montpellier 0, Paris Saint-Germain 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Jean-Kevin Augustin (Paris Saint-Germain).

  4. Post update

    Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jonas Martin (Montpellier).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daniel Congré with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Jean-Kevin Augustin.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bryan Dabo (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Djamel Bakar.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain).

  10. Post update

    Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Benjamin Stambouli replaces Lucas Moura.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain).

  13. Post update

    Bryan Dabo (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Jonathan Ligali.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Kevin Augustin (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a through ball.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Souleymane Camara.

  17. Booking

    Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Montpellier. Mathieu Deplagne replaces Jérôme Roussillon.

  19. Post update

    Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier).

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