PSG beats Bordeaux to move top of French league
Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 2-0 win at Bordeaux on Friday to move provisionally top of the French league.
PSG dominated from the start and took the lead on the half hour mark. Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked out Blaise Matuidi with a delightful pass and although his first shot was stopped by Cedric Carrasso, Matuidi collected the rebound, rounded the Bordeaux goalkeeper and fired home.
Bordeaux never really threatened and PSG doubled its lead in the 64th minute when Lucas beat the offside trap to run onto Marco Verratti's through ball and score his first goal in 15 Ligue 1 appearances.
"I needed this goal," Lucas said. "Not only to prove to other people what I am capable of, but also for me because I needed it to look back on. The squad still isn't at 100 percent on a physical level, but now we have to look ahead to the Champions League match and prepare ourselves for the trip to Greece."
PSG, which is unbeaten in its past 16 league matches, would have scored more but for a string of saves by Carrasso.
The defending champion moves one point above Monaco, which hosts Lorient on Sunday.