French Ligue 1
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Paris Saint Germain 2-0 Bastia

Paris St Germain
Paris St Germain are unbeaten in Ligue 1 since a 3-2 defeat against Bordeaux in March

Maxwell scored a stunning goal as unbeaten leaders Paris St-Germain moved 22 points clear in Ligue 1 with victory over Bastia at Parc des Princes.

Thiago Motta turned in from Angel di Maria's corner to open the scoring in the first Ligue 1 fixture following the end of the mid-season break.

Maxwell then added a fine second, volleying in from an acute angle after good work by Di Maria in the build-up.

The result secured a 17th win in 20 league games for Laurent Blanc's men.

Having laboured to a 1-0 victory against fourth-tier Wasquehal in the French Cup last weekend, PSG were much improved on their return to league duty.

The hosts deservedly led after 29 minutes when Di Maria's inswinging corner was met by Thiago Silva and Motta applied the finish at the far post.

Argentina international Di Maria's lofted pass into the box set up Maxwell for the second, the Brazilian adjusting well after a Bastia defender got a touch on the ball to lash home powerfully beyond Jean-Louis Leca.

David Luiz almost added a third early in the second half but saw his header come back off the crossbar.

Second-placed Monaco entertain Ajaccio on Saturday.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Trapp
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago SilvaSubstituted forMarquinhosat 78'minutes
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPastoreat 63'minutes
  • 8Motta
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forLavezziat 81'minutes
  • 11Di María
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 7Lucas Moura

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 9Cavani
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 25Rabiot
  • 27Pastore

Bastia

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Leca
  • 29CioniSubstituted forDjikuat 79'minutes
  • 5SquillaciBooked at 54mins
  • 20Modesto
  • 28MarangeBooked at 71mins
  • 19NgandoSubstituted forMostefaat 79'minutes
  • 18Cahuzac
  • 6FofanaBooked at 74mins
  • 15Palmieri
  • 8DanicSubstituted forKamanoat 63'minutes
  • 11Lemos da Silva

Substitutes

  • 1Hansen
  • 9Raspentino
  • 14Mostefa
  • 17Peybernes
  • 23Djiku
  • 25Kamano
  • 33Romain
Referee:
Sébastien Moreira

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamBastia
Possession
Home77%
Away23%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Bastia 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Bastia 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Sébastien Squillaci.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Francois Kamano (Bastia) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Sébastien Squillaci following a fast break.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Alexander Djiku.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mehdi Mostefa (Bastia).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Blaise Matuidi.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bastia. Mehdi Mostefa replaces Axel Ngando.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bastia. Alexander Djiku replaces Gilles Cioni.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos replaces Thiago Silva because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Axel Ngando (Bastia).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Francois Kamano (Bastia).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ángel Di María following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Florian Marange.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 8th January 2016

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