French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 2-0 Marseille

Edinson Cavani scores as PSG win

Edinson Cavani scored in his first match for over a month as Paris St-Germain beat Marseille to strengthen their place at the top of Ligue 1.

Uruguay striker Cavani had been out since 31 January with a thigh injury but came off the bench late on to head in PSG's second.

Maxwell had opened the scoring with a low finish after being put clear by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's clever pass.

Marseille barely threatened, although Mathieu Valbuena had a late shot saved.

PSG are eight points clear of second-placed Monaco at the top of the standings.

Line-ups

Paris St G

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 17Maxwell
  • 8MottaBooked at 41mins
  • 13Alex
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 24Verratti
  • 14MatuidiBooked at 43minsSubstituted forCabayeat 86'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 29Lucas MouraBooked at 49minsSubstituted forPastoreat 86'minutes
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forCavaniat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 9Cavani
  • 21Digne
  • 25Rabiot
  • 27Pastore

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 24FanniBooked at 75mins
  • 15Morel
  • 20Romao
  • 3N'Koulou
  • 4Lucas MendesBooked at 66mins
  • 17PayetBooked at 30mins
  • 10Ayew
  • 9Gignac
  • 14ThauvinSubstituted forImbulaat 58'minutes
  • 28Valbuena

Substitutes

  • 7Cheyrou
  • 13Lemina
  • 16Samba
  • 21Diawara
  • 23Mendy
  • 25Imbula
  • 26Dja Djédjé
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
45,483

Match Stats

Home TeamParis St GAway TeamMarseille
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Marseille 0.

Full Time

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

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

Attempt missed. André Ayew (Marseille) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena with a cross following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint Germain).

Dimitri Payet (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Marseille. Mathieu Valbuena tries a through ball, but André-Pierre Gignac is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Lucas Moura.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Yohan Cabaye replaces Blaise Matuidi.

Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Moura following a fast break.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Marco Verratti.

Attempt blocked. Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Marseille) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena with a cross.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

Attempt saved. Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by André-Pierre Gignac.

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

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

André Ayew (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 2, Marseille 0. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

Attempt missed. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille).

Booking

Rod Fanni (Marseille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rod Fanni (Marseille).

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Blaise Matuidi.

Attempt blocked. Gianelli Imbula (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. André Ayew (Marseille) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicolas N'Koulou.

Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Alex.

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Edinson Cavani replaces Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Jérémy Morel.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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

Booking

Lucas Mendes (Marseille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lucas Mendes (Marseille).

Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain).

goal

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