Edinson Cavani scored twice as Paris St-Germain overcame the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to beat Lorient with ease.

Lucas Moura volleyed in a third-minute opener and Jeremy Menez slotted home from close range.

Cavani, playing as the focal point of PSG's attacks with Ibrahimovic out with a knee injury, headed home to kill the game off before half-time.

And after the break he had his fourth as he tapped into an empty net.

Lorient were unfortunate with injuries as striker Jeremie Aliadiere and goalkeeper Fabien Audard had to be substituted in the first 26 minutes.

The Parisians, who have yet to lose in 12 league games, are three points clear of Monaco at the top of the Ligue 1 table, albeit having played a game more.

Cavani, a reported £55m summer signing from Napoli, has scored 11 goals in 15 appearances this season - the same as Ibrahimovic, who has played one game fewer.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Paris Saint Germain

  • 30 Sirigu
  • 26 Jallet
  • 21 Digne
  • 08 Motta (Pastore - 69' )
  • 13 Alex
  • 05 Marquinhos
  • 24 Verratti (Matuidi - 69' )
  • 25 Rabiot
  • 09 Cavani
  • 29 Lucas Moura (Lavezzi - 76' )
  • 07 Menez

Substitutes

  • 01 Douchez
  • 06 Camara
  • 14 Matuidi
  • 17 Maxwell
  • 22 Lavezzi
  • 23 Van der Wiel
  • 27 Pastore

Lorient

  • 16 Audard (Reynet - 26' )
  • 17 Baca
  • 14 Guerreiro
  • 08 Jouffre
  • 02 Koné
  • 05 Ecuele Manga
  • 22 Monnet-Paquet
  • 24 Lautoa
  • 11 Aliadiere (Diallo - 23' )
  • 09 Aboubakar
  • 28 Barthelme (Pelé - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Reynet
  • 03 da Silva Rocha
  • 07 Diallo
  • 13 Abdullah
  • 15 Robert
  • 19 Pelé
  • 21 Traoré
Ref: Laurent Duhamel
Att: 44,994

Match Stats

Shots

17 9

On target

10 2

Corners

6 6

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Lorient 0.

90:00 +1:51 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Lorient 0.

90:00 +1:29

Attempt missed. Sadio Diallo (Lorient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vincent Aboubakar.

90:00 +1:28

Attempt missed. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Maxime Baca.

87:32

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Baptiste Reynet.

87:25

Attempt saved. Lucas Digne (Paris Saint Germain) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

87:23

Attempt saved. Lucas Digne (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

86:28

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Edinson Cavani tries a through ball, but Ezequiel Lavezzi is caught offside.

84:59

Attempt blocked. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

82:58

Offside, Lorient. Bryan Pelé tries a through ball, but Vincent Aboubakar is caught offside.

82:12

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

82:12

Sadio Diallo (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Paris Saint Germain 4, Lorient 0. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

80:31

Attempt saved. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Pastore with a cross.

80:08

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Wesley Lautoa.

80:00

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Pastore with a cross.

79:27

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Raphael Guerreiro.

79:11

Attempt blocked. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

79:02

Attempt saved. Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

76:45

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

76:45

Foul by Yann Jouffre (Lorient).

75:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lorient. Bryan Pelé replaces Maxime Barthelme.

75:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Lucas Moura.

74:54

Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

73:03

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Salvatore Sirigu.

72:59

Attempt saved. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

68:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Blaise Matuidi replaces Marco Verratti.

68:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Thiago Motta.

67:00

Attempt blocked. Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wesley Lautoa.

63:08

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Lucas Moura.

61:31

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

61:31

Foul by Yann Jouffre (Lorient).

60:50

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

58:25

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Adrien Rabiot.

58:23

Attempt blocked. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Barthelme.

57:33

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

57:33

Wesley Lautoa (Lorient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:03

Offside, Lorient. Raphael Guerreiro tries a through ball, but Vincent Aboubakar is caught offside.

55:29

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

55:29

Sadio Diallo (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:46

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Marco Verratti tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

50:44

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Salvatore Sirigu tries a through ball, but Jérémy Menez is caught offside.

50:04

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Kévin Monnet-Paquet.

49:23

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

49:23

Foul by Yann Jouffre (Lorient).

48:27

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

48:27

Foul by Maxime Baca (Lorient).

46:06

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

46:06

Foul by Sadio Diallo (Lorient).

45:00

Second Half begins Paris Saint Germain 3, Lorient 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Lorient 0.

43:49

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

43:49

Foul by Sadio Diallo (Lorient).

42:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Paris Saint Germain 3, Lorient 0. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a cross.

42:06

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

42:06

Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:41

Attempt saved. Kévin Monnet-Paquet (Lorient) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maxime Barthelme.

41:27

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

40:46

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Jérémy Menez.

39:44

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

39:44

Wesley Lautoa (Lorient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Paris Saint Germain 2, Lorient 0. Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marco Verratti with a through ball.

38:13

Attempt blocked. Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:22

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

36:22

Foul by Lamine Koné (Lorient).

34:46

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

34:46

Foul by Maxime Baca (Lorient).

33:54

Attempt missed. Lucas Digne (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

33:20

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Raphael Guerreiro.

33:18

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

32:25

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Jérémy Menez.

32:22

Attempt blocked. Yann Jouffre (Lorient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:20

Foul by Alex (Paris Saint Germain).

31:20

Sadio Diallo (Lorient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:44

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Marco Verratti with a through ball.

29:23

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

29:23

Foul by Lamine Koné (Lorient).

28:12

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

28:12

Foul by Kévin Monnet-Paquet (Lorient).

26:04

Attempt blocked. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro.

25:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lorient. Baptiste Reynet replaces Fabien Audard because of an injury.

22:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lorient. Sadio Diallo replaces Jérémie Aliadière because of an injury.

21:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

19:53

Delay in match Fabien Audard (Lorient) because of an injury.

19:09

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

19:09

Fabien Audard (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:39

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Lamine Koné.

13:35

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

13:35

Foul by Kévin Monnet-Paquet (Lorient).

13:03

Attempt missed. Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Edinson Cavani.

10:27

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Digne tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

9:02

Attempt missed. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro with a cross.

2:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Paris Saint Germain 1, Lorient 0. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

1:39

Offside, Lorient. Jérémie Aliadière tries a through ball, but Maxime Barthelme is caught offside.

0:28

Maxime Barthelme (Lorient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:28

Foul by Christophe Jallet (Paris Saint Germain).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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