French Ligue 1
PSG2Bastia0

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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Bastia 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Sébastien Squillaci.

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.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Alexander Djiku.

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.

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

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

Foul by Mehdi Mostefa (Bastia).

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.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bastia. Mehdi Mostefa replaces Axel Ngando.

Substitution

Substitution, Bastia. Alexander Djiku replaces Gilles Cioni.

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Axel Ngando (Bastia).

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

Foul by Francois Kamano (Bastia).

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.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Florian Marange.

Attempt blocked. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

Booking

Seko Fofana (Bastia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Seko Fofana (Bastia).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Sébastien Squillaci.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Francois Modesto.

Booking

Florian Marange (Bastia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Florian Marange (Bastia).

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

Attempt blocked. Sébastien Squillaci (Bastia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Maxwell (Paris Saint Germain).

Francois Kamano (Bastia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Bastia. Axel Ngando tries a through ball, but Brandão is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Marco Verratti.

Substitution

Substitution, Bastia. Francois Kamano replaces Gaël Danic.

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

Foul by Seko Fofana (Bastia).

Attempt blocked. Serge Aurier (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

Foul by Axel Ngando (Bastia).

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