French Ligue 1
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Lorient 1-2 Paris St-Germain

Paris St Germain players observe a minute's silence ahead of their win at Lorient
PSG's first home game since the Paris attacks is against Troyes on 28 November

Paris St-Germain paid tribute to the victims of the attacks in the French capital at their first game since the tragedy.

Players from PSG and hosts Lorient stood for a minute's silence while children released doves in honour of the 130 people killed last week.

PSG beat Lorient thanks to first-half goals from Hervin Ongenda and Blaise Matuidi.

Ligue 1 top scorer Benjamin Moukandjo reduced the arrears late on.

PSG chairman and chief executive Nasser Al Khelaifi said: "First of all, I would like to say that I was very moved by the tragic events in Paris last week.

"Tonight we played as a tribute to the victims of those attacks.

"Football must go on. We were here to show France's solidarity, that of Paris and the world.

"It was important to play. It wasn't easy, but life continues, everything can't stop here.

Doves are released before Lorient v PSG to honour victims of the Paris attacks
Children joined in the tributes before the game

"The players, the coaching staff, everyone feels the same, everyone was affected by what happened.

"It was really, very difficult for us, especially for Paris."

The capital side have 38 points from 14 games and lead second-placed Olympique Lyonnais, who slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Nice on Friday, by a massive 13 points after a routine win.

The win was another step towards a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title for PSG while Lorient stayed seventh on 20 points.

PSG fans were not be allowed to attend the game, after the Interior Minister banned all away supporters this weekend as a security measure.

A special shirt worn by PSG
PSG players wore shirts adorned with the words "Je suis Paris" (I am Paris)

Elsewhere, Mario Pasalic's goal earned Monaco a 1-0 victory over Nantes while Guingamp beat second-from-bottom Toulouse 2-0.

Montpellier made it five games unbeaten with a 3-1 defeat of a Reims side in freefall as they lost their sixth straight match.

Troyes remain winless following a 1-1 draw with Lille who were playing their first game following the sacking of coach Herve Renard.

Line-ups

Lorient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Lecomte
  • 25GassamaBooked at 38mins
  • 2Koné
  • 5Toure
  • 4Le Goff
  • 28BarthelmeSubstituted forJouffreat 64'minutes
  • 7NdongBooked at 28mins
  • 6BellugouSubstituted forMulumbaat 74'minutes
  • 14Guerreiro
  • 12Moukandjo
  • 22JeannotSubstituted forPhilippoteauxat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jouffre
  • 11Gakpa
  • 19Philippoteaux
  • 21Mulumba
  • 24Lautoa
  • 29Paye
  • 30Chaigneau

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 3KimpembeSubstituted forMarquinhosat 45'minutes
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 25RabiotBooked at 78mins
  • 8Motta
  • 14Matuidi
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forAugustinat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 35OngendaSubstituted forStambouliat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Stambouli
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 9Cavani
  • 19Aurier
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
Referee:
Stéphane Lannoy
Attendance:
15,340

Match Stats

Home TeamLorientAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lorient 1, Paris Saint-Germain 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lorient 1, Paris Saint-Germain 2.

  3. Post update

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rémi Mulumba (Lorient).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Romain Philippoteaux (Lorient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain).

  7. Post update

    Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Jean-Kevin Augustin replaces Lucas Moura.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Lorient. Romain Philippoteaux tries a through ball, but Vincent Le Goff is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Adrien Rabiot.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Lorient 1, Paris Saint-Germain 2. Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romain Philippoteaux with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rémi Mulumba (Lorient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Lorient. Romain Philippoteaux replaces Benjamin Jeannot.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Vincent Le Goff (Lorient).

  17. Booking

    Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain).

  19. Post update

    Lamine Gassama (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Benjamin Stambouli replaces Hervin Ongenda.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 21st November 2015

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