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PSG Look To Extend Run In Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain's players pose for the team photo prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A, second-leg football match Malmo FF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Malmo, Sweden on November 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

Paris Saint Germain entertains lowly Troyes Saturday at the Parc des Princes. The Parisians have yet to be defeated in Ligue 1 this campaign, in fact the last time they were pushed to the end of the match for a draw was Stade Auguste Delaune against Reims. That 1-1 tie was back on the 19th of September and PSG were saved by a Edinson Cavani goal.

Paris Saint Germain will be entering this match on a high note after securing their place into the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The Parisians booked their place into the knockout round in style in Malmo Sweden. PSG thrashed their Swedish hosts 0-5 goals coming from Angel Di Maria, Adrien Rabiot, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Lucas Moura.

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The Parisiens, going into this match also have two of the top five goal scorers in Ligue 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani have scored a total of 16 goals between the two, nine for Zlatan and seven for Edinson. The Paris number ten, Zlatan, also has the second most assists in Ligue 1 with his tally currently at five.

The main talking points to PSG’s success also lies in their midfield warriors, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot, Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti. Blaise Matuidi and Adrien Rabiot are usual starters in Laurent Blanc‘s side. Thiago Motta has been called into action to fill in for Verratti since his injury on the fifth of November in the Italy training camp.

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Their opponents Troyes on the other hand have yet to record a single victory in Ligue 1 this campaign. Troyes is seated in last place in the table and were only able to secure five points courtesy of tying five times, the last time was recently entertaining Lille.

Laurent Blanc’s side are 13 points away from second place Lyon and after Saturday the pressure of securing Ligue 1 early might help “Les Parisiens” on other fronts.


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