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Paris St-Germain 4-1 Troyes

Paris St-Germain's players celebrate scoring against Troyes
Paris St-Germain are unbeaten in Ligue 1 since 15 March

Paris St-Germain are 15 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after an emphatic victory over bottom club Troyes at an emotional Parc des Princes.

There was a minute's silence while fans and players sang La Marseillaise - the French national anthem - before PSG's first home game since 130 people were killed in the Paris attacks.

PSG scored through Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's penalty, Layvin Kurzawa and Jean-Kevin Augustin.

Thomas Ayasse got Troyes' consolation.

The win took PSG 16 points clear at the top of the table but their lead was cut to 15 points later in the day when newly-promoted Angers defeated Lille 2-0 to go second.

PSG visit Angers on Tuesday.

Laurent Blanc's side are well placed to claim a fourth successive league title after nearest rivals Lyon slipped to a 4-2 home defeat against Montpellier on Friday.

A ninth successive Ligue 1 win leaves PSG with 41 points from a possible 45, while Troyes remain bottom of the table, without a win in 15 league games and nine points from safety.

PSG had warned fans to expect "exceptional security measures" before the game in the wake of the 13 November attacks.

Away fans are banned from top-flight matches in France until mid-December.

PSG said it was "imperative" home fans attending Saturday's game brought at least one form of identification "in order to make it through the security checks on the way into the ground".

What they said

Paris St-Germain boss Laurent Blanc: "There are still points on offer between now and the halfway point of the season and we want to get as many as possible.

"We played a number of young players tonight because we have a lot of matches every three days at the moment. We have a quality squad, so you need to use it at times like this."

Paris St-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "Before the match was very emotional and we did what we could to pay homage to the victims. It's never easy to then go and play a football match, but we are footballers and have to do what we do best: play football."

There was a minute's silence before Paris St-Germain's home game with Troyes to remember the victims of the Paris attacks
The national colours of France were on display before kick-off
There was a minute's silence before Paris St-Germain's home game with Troyes to remember the victims of the Paris attacks
There was a minute's silence before the game to remember the victims of this month's Paris attacks
Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz warms up before the home game with Troyes
Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz warms up before the home game with Troyes
Paris St-Germain's players celebrate scoring against Troyes
Edinson Cavani (left) has scored eight Ligue 1 goals this season
Paris St-Germain's Layvin Kurzawa (right) celebrates team-mate Thiago Motta during the win over Troyes
Defender Layvin Kurzawa (right) has scored twice in three Ligue 1 games

Line-ups

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forMatuidiat 66'minutes
  • 4Stambouli
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forMottaat 66'minutes
  • 11Di María
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forAugustinat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 8Motta
  • 14Matuidi
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
  • 35Ongenda

Troyes

  • 40Bernardoni
  • 6Pereira
  • 2Martial
  • 5Saunier
  • 3MavingaBooked at 29minsSubstituted forDaboat 66'minutes
  • 4Ayasse
  • 25Pi
  • 8Darbion
  • 10NivetSubstituted forCourtat 61'minutes
  • 23CamusSubstituted forCabotat 77'minutes
  • 27Jean

Substitutes

  • 1Dreyer
  • 7Court
  • 14Rodrigues Corrêa
  • 21Cabot
  • 24Karaboue
  • 29Othon
  • 35Dabo
Referee:
Bartolomeu Varela
Attendance:
45,932

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamTroyes
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint-Germain 4, Troyes 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint-Germain 4, Troyes 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain).

  4. Post update

    Johan Martial (Troyes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 4, Troyes 1. Thomas Ayasse (Troyes) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jimmy Cabot.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Thiago Motta tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 4, Troyes 0. Jean-Kevin Augustin (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Matthieu Saunier.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Jean-Kevin Augustin (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Cabot (Troyes).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Jean-Kevin Augustin replaces Edinson Cavani.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Paul Bernardoni.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Troyes. Jimmy Cabot replaces Fabien Camus.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 3, Troyes 0. Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Troyes. Mouhamadou Dabo replaces Chris Mavinga.

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Saturday 28th November 2015

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