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Monaco 0-3 Paris St-Germain

Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria joined Paris St-Germain from Manchester United for £44.3m on 6 August

Angel Di Maria set up a goal on his debut as Paris St-Germain maintained their 100% start to the Ligue 1 season with a deserved win at Monaco.

The former Manchester United winger, on for the last 25 minutes, teed up Ezequiel Lavezzi to score after Edinson Cavani had struck twice.

Cavani powered in a first-half header to round off a 20-pass move.

The Uruguay striker slotted in a second after being played through by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, returning from injury.

Ibrahimovic had not played in PSG's previous three league games after suffering a knee injury in pre-season.

Laurent Blanc's side, winners of the last three league titles, are three points clear at the top of the table, having won four matches without conceding a goal.

Di Maria shines

Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria suffered a hamstring injury during the Copa America in July

Argentina international Di Maria was named as a substitute at the Stade Louis II, having recovered from the hamstring problem that delayed his debut following a £44.3m move from Manchester United.

By the time he came on, PSG were leading 1-0 - and he almost claimed an assist within a minute of his entrance, delivering a cross from the right than an unmarked Cavani somehow headed wide.

It was a bright cameo from the winger, who looked happy to be making a fresh start after a troubled time in Manchester.

His through pass for Lavezzi to make it 3-0 was perfectly judged, and he was confident enough to be chasing a goal for himself by the end, although his one effort late in the game was weak.

Line-ups

Monaco

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Subasic
  • 2Fabinho
  • 24Raggi
  • 6Carvalho
  • 21Echiéjilé
  • 28Toulalan
  • 23Traoré
  • 10Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forPasalicat 81'minutes
  • 27LemarSubstituted forCavaleiroat 70'minutes
  • 22El ShaarawySubstituted forCarrilloat 66'minutes
  • 9Martial

Substitutes

  • 11Carrillo
  • 13Fortuna dos Santos
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 16Nardi
  • 17Cavaleiro
  • 20Pasalic
  • 38Touré

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Trapp
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David LuizBooked at 70mins
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forMarquinhosat 81'minutes
  • 8Motta
  • 14Matuidi
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forDi Maríaat 66'minutes
  • 10IbrahimovicSubstituted forLavezziat 76'minutes
  • 9Cavani

Substitutes

  • 4Stambouli
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 11Di María
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot
  • 30Sirigu
Referee:
Benoit Bastien
Attendance:
16,124

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home3
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Monaco 0, Paris Saint-Germain 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Monaco 0, Paris Saint-Germain 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain).

  6. Post update

    Adama Traoré (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Serge Aurier.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain).

  9. Post update

    Anthony Martial (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Monaco 0, Paris Saint-Germain 3. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a through ball.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Mario Pasalic replaces Bernardo Silva.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Marquinhos replaces Marco Verratti.

  13. Post update

    Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Guido Carrillo (Monaco).

  15. Post update

    Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Guido Carrillo (Monaco).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ezequiel Lavezzi with a through ball.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Monaco. Adama Traoré tries a through ball, but Fabinho is caught offside.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Monaco 0, Paris Saint-Germain 2. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a through ball.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 30th August 2015

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