Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Angel di Maria scored excellent goals as Paris St-Germain temporarily went 20 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with victory over Caen.

Di Maria opened the scoring against their fourth-placed opponents from 16 yards out.

Ibrahimovic then failed to score in a remarkable sequence where Remy Vercoutre saved his first effort, then the Swede hit the bar and from the follow-up his bicycle kick was saved.

But he sealed the victory before the break with a first-time half-volley from 20 yards.

And Di Maria scored his sixth league goal since his move from Manchester United after deftly flicking Lucas Moura’s header over the keeper in the second half.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tried an audacious overhead kick at 1-0

Caen had the chance to pull one back late on when they won a penalty but Kevin Trapp kept out Andy Delort’s effort.

PSG, chasing their fourth consecutive title, remain unbeaten domestically and have the best first-half points total to a Ligue 1 season with 51.

No side has ever gone unbeaten throughout a Ligue 1 season.

Their lead at the top will be back to 17 points if Monaco beat Troyes on Saturday (19:00 GMT) or Angers beat St Etienne on Sunday.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Caen

  • 01 Vercoutre
  • 12 Appiah
  • 13 Ben Youssef
  • 28 Da Silva Booked
  • 21 Alhadhur
  • 06 Delaplace (Makengo – 60′ Booked )
  • 02 Seube Booked (Adeoti – 71′ )
  • 25 Féret
  • 23 Rodelin
  • 09 Delort
  • 11 Bessat (Bazile – 82′ )

Substitutes

  • 08 N’Kololo
  • 10 Ntibazonkiza
  • 17 Makengo
  • 18 Adeoti
  • 20 Bazile
  • 22 Raineau
  • 30 Reulet

Paris Saint Germain

  • 16 Trapp
  • 19 Aurier Booked
  • 02 Thiago Silva Booked
  • 32 David Luiz
  • 17 Maxwell
  • 06 Verratti (Marquinhos – 81′ )
  • 08 Motta (Rabiot – 63′ )
  • 14 Matuidi
  • 11 Di María
  • 10 Ibrahimovic
  • 07 Lucas Moura (Lavezzi – 72′ )

Substitutes

  • 05 Marquinhos
  • 20 Kurzawa
  • 22 Lavezzi
  • 23 Van der Wiel
  • 25 Rabiot
  • 29 Augustin
  • 30 Sirigu
Ref: Lionel Jaffredo
Att: 20,679


Match Stats

Possession

24




76

Shots

8




18

On target

1




10

Corners

7




7

Fouls

9




11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 3.

90:00 +2:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 3.

90:00 +2:14

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain).

90:00 +2:14

Jordan Adeoti (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:05

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

89:53

Attempt missed. Ronny Rodelin (Caen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

88:27

Attempt blocked. Herve Bazile (Caen) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87:27

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain).

87:27

Herve Bazile (Caen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:38

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

86:38

Foul by Jean-Victor Makengo (Caen).

86:02

Attempt missed. Julien Féret (Caen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ronny Rodelin with a cross.

84:11

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

84:07

Penalty saved! Andy Delort (Caen) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

82:33 Booking

Booking Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:31

Penalty conceded by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) after a foul in the penalty area.

82:31

Penalty Caen. Andy Delort draws a foul in the penalty area.

82:09 Booking

Booking Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:08

Foul by Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain).

82:08

Andy Delort (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Caen. Herve Bazile replaces Vincent Bessat.

80:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Marquinhos replaces Marco Verratti.

80:05

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Rémy Vercoutre.

80:02

Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

76:39

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Adrien Rabiot.

76:37

Attempt blocked. Damien Da Silva (Caen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

76:34

Attempt blocked. Syam Ben Youssef (Caen) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

76:11

Foul by David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain).

76:11

Julien Féret (Caen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:38

Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a through ball.

74:28

David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:28

Foul by Andy Delort (Caen).

72:49

Hand ball by Chaker Alhadhur (Caen).

72:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Lucas Moura.

71:21

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

71:21

Foul by Andy Delort (Caen).

70:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Caen. Jordan Adeoti replaces Nicolas Seube.

68:18

Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Lucas Moura tries a through ball, but Serge Aurier is caught offside.

67:27

Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Ángel Di María tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

63:38 Booking

Booking Jean-Victor Makengo (Caen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:29

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

63:29

Foul by Jean-Victor Makengo (Caen).

63:02

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain).

63:02

Andy Delort (Caen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Adrien Rabiot replaces Thiago Motta.

62:19

Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

61:10 Booking

Booking Damien Da Silva (Caen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61:02

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:02

Foul by Damien Da Silva (Caen).

59:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Caen. Jean-Victor Makengo replaces Jonathan Delaplace.

59:38

David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:38

Foul by Andy Delort (Caen).

57:12

Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Marco Verratti tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

55:47

Foul by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain).

55:47

Andy Delort (Caen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:23

Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

53:12

Corner, Caen. Conceded by David Luiz.

53:09

Attempt blocked. Andy Delort (Caen) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Julien Féret.

52:57

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

51:16

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

49:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 3. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a headed pass.

48:41

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain).

48:41

Ronny Rodelin (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 2.

45:00 +0:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 2.

44:26

Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Maxwell with a cross.

41:18 Booking

Booking Nicolas Seube (Caen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:57

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

40:57

Foul by Nicolas Seube (Caen).

40:18

Offside, Caen. Andy Delort tries a through ball, but Jonathan Delaplace is caught offside.

38:29

Offside, Caen. Rémy Vercoutre tries a through ball, but Ronny Rodelin is caught offside.

36:10

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

35:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

31:19

Offside, Caen. Ronny Rodelin tries a through ball, but Andy Delort is caught offside.

31:14

Attempt missed. Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31:10

Attempt saved. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

29:32

Offside, Caen. Vincent Bessat tries a through ball, but Andy Delort is caught offside.

25:15

Attempt saved. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

24:54

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Nicolas Seube.

23:07

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain).

23:07

Andy Delort (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:34

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Nicolas Seube.

22:01

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Julien Féret.

21:57

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:56

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

21:55

Attempt saved. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

21:52

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

20:49

David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:49

Foul by Andy Delort (Caen).

19:57

Offside, Caen. Andy Delort tries a through ball, but Ronny Rodelin is caught offside.

19:19

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain).

19:19

Andy Delort (Caen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:44

Attempt missed. Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Thiago Silva following a corner.

18:02

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Damien Da Silva.

17:27

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Damien Da Silva.

15:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Caen 0, Paris Saint-Germain 1. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

14:45

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain).

14:45

Julien Féret (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:20

Offside, Caen. Rémy Vercoutre tries a through ball, but Andy Delort is caught offside.

14:00

Attempt blocked. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

12:54

Corner, Caen. Conceded by Maxwell.

4:17

Attempt missed. Vincent Bessat (Caen) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ronny Rodelin.

2:47

Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Ángel Di María tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

1:46

Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Syam Ben Youssef.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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