French Ligue 1
CaenCaen0PSGParis Saint Germain3

Caen 0-3 Paris St-Germain

PSG celebrate
PSG are aiming to be the first team to have an unbeaten Ligue 1 season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Angel di Maria scored excellent goals as Paris St-Germain went 19 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 overnight with victory over Caen.

Di Maria opened the scoring against their fourth-placed opponents from 16 yards out.

Ibrahimovic then failed to score in a remarkable passage of play when Remy Vercoutre saved his first effort, the Swede hit the bar and from the follow-up his bicycle kick was saved.

He sealed victory before the break with a first-time half-volley from 20 yards.

Di Maria scored his sixth league goal since his move from Manchester United by deftly flicking Lucas Moura's header over the keeper in the second half.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tried an audacious overhead kick at 1-0

Caen won a late penalty but Andy Delort's effort was saved by Kevin Trapp.

PSG, chasing their fourth consecutive title, remain unbeaten domestically and have the best first-half points total to a Ligue 1 season with 51.

No side has ever gone unbeaten throughout a Ligue 1 season.

Monaco cut PSG's lead from 20 to 19 points with an unlikely 0-0 draw against Troyes later on Saturday.

Bottom club Troyes picked up only their eighth point of the season despite having Mouhamadou Dabo sent off after three minutes for conceding a penalty. Lacina Traore missed the spot-kick for Monaco.

Third-placed Angers could reduce the lead at the top to 17 points if they beat St Etienne on Sunday.

Line-ups

Caen

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Vercoutre
  • 12Appiah
  • 13S Ben Youssef
  • 28Da SilvaBooked at 62mins
  • 21Alhadhur
  • 6DelaplaceSubstituted forMakengoat 60'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 2SeubeBooked at 42minsSubstituted forAdeotiat 71'minutes
  • 25Féret
  • 23Rodelin
  • 9Delort
  • 11BessatSubstituted forBazileat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8N'Kololo
  • 10Ntibazonkiza
  • 17Makengo
  • 18Adeoti
  • 20Bazile
  • 22Raineau
  • 30Reulet

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Trapp
  • 19AurierBooked at 83mins
  • 2Thiago SilvaBooked at 83mins
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forMarquinhosat 81'minutes
  • 8MottaSubstituted forRabiotat 63'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 11Di María
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forLavezziat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
Referee:
Lionel Jaffredo
Attendance:
20,679

Match Stats

Home TeamCaenAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home23%
Away77%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away10
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain).

  4. Post update

    Jordan Adeoti (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Caen. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ronny Rodelin (Caen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Herve Bazile (Caen) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain).

  9. Post update

    Herve Bazile (Caen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Victor Makengo (Caen).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Julien Féret (Caen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ronny Rodelin with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Caen. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

  14. Post update

    Penalty saved! Andy Delort (Caen) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) after a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty Caen. Andy Delort draws a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain).

  20. Post update

    Andy Delort (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 19th December 2015

  • CaenCaen0PSGParis Saint Germain3
  • BastiaBastia2ReimsReims0
  • GuingampGuingamp0RennesRennes2
  • LorientLorient0NantesNantes0
  • ToulouseToulouse1LilleLille1
  • TroyesTroyes0MonacoMonaco0

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