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Dijon 0-4 Paris St-Germain: Ligue 1 leaders win first game since Champions League exit

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Paris St-Germain have scored 83 goals in 27 Ligue 1 games this season

Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel praised his side's "good reaction" as they thrashed Dijon in their first game since exiting the Champions League.

Manchester United's 3-1 win in Paris on 6 March saw PSG go out at the last-16 phase, losing on the away goals rule.

But they swept aside struggling Dijon with Marquinhos heading them ahead and Kylian Mbappe sliding in a second.

Angel di Maria scored with a free-kick and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting added a fourth from close range in injury time.

"It was a first step to show we could react like champions," said Tuchel. "We still have objectives and we want to win the league and the cup."

The victory took PSG 17 points clear at the top of Ligue 1, with them also having a game in hand on second-placed Lille as they are closing in on their second successive title - and sixth in seven years.

But the team's main aim is European success and their elimination by United means they have gone out in the last 16 of the Champions League three years in a row.

Earlier this week, Mbappe said he had been unable to sleep since that defeat, but he doubled his side's lead against Dijon from Layvin Kurzawa cross after Marquinhos had earlier glanced in a header from Di Maria's corner.

The Argentine's 22-yard curling free-kick made it 3-0 and Thomas Meunier set up Choupo-Moting to seal the routine victory, PSG's sixth successive Ligue 1 win.

Marcus Rashford's controversial injury-time penalty had knocked PSG out of Europe and Tuchel was still unhappy about that decision after the Dijon match.

"We must accept that result was an accident," said Tuchel of the loss to the Red Devils. "I want our supporters to show we're all together, that's the only thing to do.

"One VAR decision must not change that. The supporters are disappointed, like us, but now is the time to stay calm and maintain confidence in this team."

Line-ups

Dijon

  • 1Rúnarsson
  • 20Amalfitano
  • 18Yambéré
  • 24LautoaBooked at 49mins
  • 4Aguerd
  • 9Said
  • 14Marié
  • 15Balmont
  • 8AbeidSubstituted forSammaritanoat 71'minutes
  • 29JeannotSubstituted forKwonat 83'minutes
  • 11TavaresSubstituted forKeitaat 65'minutesBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 7Sammaritano
  • 12Loiodice
  • 16Allain
  • 22Kwon
  • 23Keita
  • 26Chafik
  • 31Tégar

PSG

  • 16Areola
  • 5MarquinhosBooked at 37mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 12Meunier
  • 24NkunkuSubstituted forDiabyat 76'minutes
  • 6Verratti
  • 14Bernat
  • 20KurzawaSubstituted forDagbaat 76'minutes
  • 7Mbappé
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forChoupo-Motingat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Buffon
  • 4Kehrer
  • 17Choupo-Moting
  • 27Diaby
  • 31Dagba
  • 34N'Soki
Referee:
Jerome Miguelgorry
Attendance:
15,117

Match Stats

Home TeamDijonAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Dijon 0, Paris Saint Germain 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dijon 0, Paris Saint Germain 4.

Goal!

Goal! Dijon 0, Paris Saint Germain 4. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Meunier.

Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Marco Verratti with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Jules Keita (Dijon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wesley Said.

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

Attempt missed. Nayef Aguerd (Dijon) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Marié.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Silva tries a through ball, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Diaby (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Frederic Sammaritano (Dijon).

Attempt blocked. Moussa Diaby (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé.

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Kwon Chang-Hoon replaces Benjamin Jeannot.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nayef Aguerd (Dijon).

Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Presnel Kimpembe.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Bernat with a cross.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Nayef Aguerd.

Attempt missed. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Moussa Diaby.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Moussa Diaby replaces Christopher Nkunku.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting replaces Ángel Di María.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Colin Dagba replaces Layvin Kurzawa.

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

Foul by Frederic Sammaritano (Dijon).

Offside, Dijon. Benjamin Jeannot tries a through ball, but Romain Amalfitano is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Frederic Sammaritano replaces Mehdi Abeid.

Booking

Jules Keita (Dijon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jules Keita (Dijon).

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

Foul by Jordan Marié (Dijon).

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

Foul by Jules Keita (Dijon).

Substitution

Substitution, Dijon. Jules Keita replaces Júlio Tavares.

Attempt blocked. Wesley Said (Dijon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Dijon. Conceded by Layvin Kurzawa.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Presnel Kimpembe tries a through ball, but Juan Bernat is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Juan Bernat with a through ball.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Layvin Kurzawa tries a through ball, but Kylian Mbappé is caught offside.

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

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 12th March 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG27242183156874
2Lille28176545232257
3Lyon28148647331450
4Marseille2814594435947
5Reims28101353027343
6Saint-Étienne2812793634243
7Montpellier28101263831742
8Rennes2711793835340
9Nice28117102028-840
10Strasbourg28911843331038
11Nîmes27106113840-236
12Angers2881193333035
13Bordeaux2889112730-333
14Nantes2787123134-331
15Toulouse28710112742-1531
16Amiens2884162443-1928
17Monaco2869132944-1527
18Dijon2856172145-2421
19Caen28311142339-1620
20Guingamp2847171851-3319
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