Paris Saint-Germain continue their unbeaten run in Ligue 1 as predicted with a thorough thrashing of Troyes at the Parc de Princes. PSG took the lead inside 20 minutes when Angel Di Maria sent in a beautiful cross that was met fantastically by Edinson Cavani to volley it home 1-0. At the halftime whistle there was an air of possibility that Troyes may be able to sneak one a goal and perhaps frustrate the hosts into a draw.
That was not the case thirteen minutes after the restart; Zlatan Ibrahimovic played a wonderful pass to Lucas Moura who was fouled by Chris Mavinga. Ibrahimovic stepped up and slotted the penalty with much ease to give the hosts the lead at 2-0. The match was put to bed seven minutes after the hour mark when Gregory Van der Wiel‘s cross was headed onto the feet of Lavyin Kurzawa. The left back Kurzawa met the failed clearance with a superb volley to seal the victory for PSG at 3-0.
The Parisiens would add a fourth goal six minutes from the 90-minute mark coming from the substitute Jean-Kevin Augustin. The visitors, Troyes, would net a consolation goal inside “The Stoppage Time.” Thomas Ayasse looped a shot into the top corner of Kevin Trapp‘s goal.
The match would end with the score line of 4-1 with the hosts PSG taking the three points and keeping their unbeaten run alive. The unbeaten run for PSG seems to be a large goal for the team and for the fans. Especially for the fans who after 90 minutes the “la Marseillaise” was being belted out throughout the Parc de Princes. Along with the French National Anthem, the chant “Je Suis Paris” was heard echoing all over the stadium.
Les Parisiens will now focus all their energy on keeping their unbeaten run alive. Tuesday PSG travel to the newly promoted Angers who happened to leap over Lyon into second place after Lyon were defeated at home to Montpellier.
A victory on Tuesday against Angers can give PSG an 18-point lead for domestic glory in Ligue 1, but also could give Paris Saint-Germain less stress so they can focus on the Champions League.