French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 4-1 St Etienne

Paris St-Germain v St Etienne
Paris St-Germain have won nine out of 11 league games this season

Paris St-Germain extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to seven points after an emphatic win over St Etienne, their fifth in a row.

Defender Layvin Kurzawa put Laurent Blanc's side ahead before Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani doubled the capital club's advantage.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it 3-0 with a composed finish before an own goal by Marco Verratti gave St Etienne hope.

Lucas Moura's downward header sealed PSG's biggest home win of the season.

The reigning champions, chasing a fourth straight title, have 29 points from 11 games, with Angers second on 22 points from the same number of games.

St Etienne's third defeat in four league games leaves them fifth in the table.

Line-ups

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 6Verratti
  • 8Motta
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forMatuidiat 70'minutes
  • 11Di María
  • 10IbrahimovicSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 70'minutes
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forLavezziat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Stambouli
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 14Matuidi
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 19Aurier
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 30Sirigu

Saint-Étienne

  • 16Ruffier
  • 29Clerc
  • 26SallSubstituted forPogbaat 52'minutes
  • 24Perrin
  • 32Assou-Ekotto
  • 18LemoineSubstituted forJorge Gomes Pinheiroat 74'minutes
  • 28Diomande
  • 21Hamouma
  • 11EyssericSubstituted forBahebeckat 45'minutes
  • 22Monnet-Paquet
  • 27Beric

Substitutes

  • 3Polomat
  • 7Bahebeck
  • 9Roux
  • 10Cohade
  • 15Jorge Gomes Pinheiro
  • 19Pogba
  • 30Moulin
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
47,385

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamSaint-Étienne
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home21
Away14
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint-Germain 4, St Etienne 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint-Germain 4, St Etienne 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Francois Clerc.

  4. Post update

    Offside, St Etienne. Jean-Christophe Bahebeck tries a through ball, but Loic Perrin is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain).

  6. Post update

    Romain Hamouma (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (St Etienne).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Erin Pinheiro (St Etienne) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Erin Pinheiro (St Etienne).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 4, St Etienne 1. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Edinson Cavani.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain).

  16. Post update

    Ismael Diomande (St Etienne) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (St Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Beric.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Beric (St Etienne) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 25th October 2015

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