French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 2-0 Montpellier

Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani is Ligue 1's top scorer with 31 goals - a rate of one every 84 minutes he has played

Paris St-Germain went top of Ligue 1 with victory over Montpellier, although they have now played two games more than title rivals Monaco.

Monaco, who face Juventus in the Champions League semi-finals, will return to the top on goal difference if they win at Lyon on Sunday (20:15 BST).

Edinson Cavani opened the scoring for the champions with his 31st league goal of the season from close range.

And he provided a backheel to set up Angel di Maria's brilliant 25-yard strike for the second.

PSG are aiming for their fifth French league title in a row.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Trapp
  • 19Aurier
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forLo Celsoat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Motta
  • 14Matuidi
  • 11Di MaríaBooked at 68minsSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 84'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 10PastoreSubstituted forDraxlerat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 12Meunier
  • 15Gonçalo Guedes
  • 16Areola
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 23Draxler

Montpellier

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 1Pionnier
  • 23Mukiele
  • 4Da Silva
  • 12Pokorny
  • 18MbenzaSubstituted forCamaraat 81'minutes
  • 7LasneSubstituted forDollyat 59'minutes
  • 13Skhiri
  • 28Sessegnon
  • 24Roussillon
  • 10Boudebouz
  • 15MounieSubstituted forIkoneat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Sylla
  • 11Ikone
  • 16Jourdren
  • 19Camara
  • 20Dolly
  • 21Remy
  • 25Deplagne
Referee:
Mikael Lesage
Attendance:
45,778

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamMontpellier
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home19
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Montpellier 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Giovani Lo Celso replaces Marco Verratti.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain).

  5. Post update

    Stéphane Sessegnon (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Ikone (Montpellier).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stéphane Sessegnon (Montpellier).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Ikone.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Ángel Di María.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

  16. Post update

    Jérôme Roussillon (Montpellier) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Julian Draxler replaces Javier Pastore.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Montpellier. Souleymane Camara replaces Isaac Mbenza.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

  20. Post update

    Lukas Pokorny (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 22nd April 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG34255471234880
2Monaco32245390276377
3Nice332110255272873
4Bordeaux341510949391055
5Lyon321731265392654
6Marseille3414101048381052
7Saint-Étienne32111293529645
8Nantes34129133347-1445
9Guingamp34128144047-744
10Rennes331013103137-643
11Toulouse331011123435-141
12Lille34117163441-740
13Montpellier34109154757-1039
14Angers34116173446-1239
15Metz3499163469-3536
16Lorient34104204265-2334
17Caen3496193358-2533
18Dijon34711164454-1032
19Nancy3488182544-1932
20Bastia33610172648-2228
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