French Ligue 1
PSG8Dijon0

Paris Saint Germain 8-0 Dijon

Neymar scores one of his four goals against Dijon
Paris St-Germain are chasing a fifth French title in six seasons

Neymar was jeered by Paris St-Germain fans after he denied Edinson Cavani the chance to become the club's all-time top scorer during the Ligue 1 side's rout of mid-table Dijon.

Cavani's first-half strike saw him draw level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 156 goals in all competitions for PSG.

The hosts led by 4-0 at half-time and Neymar had already completed a hat-trick before PSG were awarded a penalty.

However, the Brazilian's decision to take the spot-kick instead of allowing Cavani to take it resulted in whistles from the home crowd, but coach Unai Emery defended him after the match.

"I think Neymar took the penalty because it was also a good day for him," Emery said.

"We're happy with it. But there will be lots more chances for Cavani to score more goals."

PSG defender Thomas Meunier described it as "a bit of a shame and a bit ungrateful" but acknowledged that Neymar was his side's penalty taker.

"He could have given him the ball, it would have been a nice gesture of fair play," he said.

"He did so much for the team today and the fact that the fans are whistling at him, well he didn't take it very well. I think most players would have had the same reaction."

PSG lead the table by 11 points from nearest rivals Lyon after 21 games - who they play on Sunday.

The leaders have won their past eight league and cup games, scoring 31 goals and conceding six.

Dijon, who are 11th in the table, are without a win in their past four games.

Line-ups

PSG

  • 16Areola
  • 12Meunier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 17Berchiche Izeta
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forNkunkuat 61'minutes
  • 18Lo CelsoSubstituted forRabiotat 78'minutes
  • 23Draxler
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forMbappéat 68'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 10Neymar

Substitutes

  • 1Trapp
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 24Nkunku
  • 25Rabiot
  • 29Mbappé
  • 32Alves da Silva

Dijon

  • 30Reynet
  • 19Rosier
  • 27VarraultSubstituted forHaddadiat 45'minutes
  • 18Yambéré
  • 26Chafik
  • 8AbeidSubstituted forMassouemaat 62'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 22Kwon
  • 14Marié
  • 28da Silva RochaSubstituted forBalmontat 72'minutes
  • 9Said
  • 29Jeannot

Substitutes

  • 1Leroy
  • 5Haddadi
  • 7Sammaritano
  • 10Sliti
  • 11Tavares
  • 15Balmont
  • 21Massouema
Referee:
Olivier Thual
Attendance:
47,483

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamDijon
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home14
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 8, Dijon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 8, Dijon 0.

Attempt saved. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kylian Mbappe.

Foul by Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain).

Valentin Rosier (Dijon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Baptiste Reynet.

Attempt saved. Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adrien Rabiot.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 8, Dijon 0. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Paris Saint Germain. Edinson Cavani draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Cédric Yambéré (Dijon) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Christopher Nkunku.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Jordan Marié.

Attempt blocked. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yuri.

Foul by Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain).

Fouad Chafik (Dijon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Adrien Rabiot replaces Giovani Lo Celso.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 7, Dijon 0. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neymar following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Valentin Rosier.

Foul by Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain).

Kwon Chang-Hoon (Dijon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 6, Dijon 0. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yuri.

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Florent Balmont replaces Xeka.

Attempt saved. Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Presnel Kimpembe.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Kylian Mbappe replaces Ángel Di María.

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eden Massouema (Dijon).

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eden Massouema (Dijon).

Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Valentin Rosier (Dijon).

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Eden Massouema (Dijon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yuri (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eden Massouema (Dijon).

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Eden Massouema replaces Mehdi Abeid.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Christopher Nkunku replaces Marco Verratti.

Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marco Verratti with a cross.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Baptiste Reynet.

Attempt saved. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edinson Cavani.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 17th January 2018

  • PSGParis Saint Germain8DijonDijon0
  • AmiensAmiens1MontpellierMontpellier1
  • AngersAngers3TroyesTroyes1
  • GuingampGuingamp0LyonLyon2
  • LilleLille1RennesRennes2
  • MetzMetz3Saint-ÉtienneSaint-Étienne0
  • ToulouseToulouse1NantesNantes1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG21182167155256
2Lyon21136249212845
3Marseille21135343222144
4Monaco21134448212743
5Nantes2110471920-134
6Nice219482731-431
7Guingamp218582326-329
8Montpellier2161051814428
9Rennes218492630-428
10Caen2183101422-827
11Dijon2174102942-1325
12Strasbourg216692435-1124
13Bordeaux2165102331-823
14Saint-Étienne2165102036-1623
15Angers2141072531-622
16Amiens2164111723-622
17Lille2164111932-1322
18Troyes2163122131-1021
19Toulouse2155111930-1120
20Metz2143141735-1815
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