It may have been a flat and frustrating first half for Paris Saint Germain but Paris blew past Guingamp after the break thanks to excellent performances from Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore to keep PSG in the title race.
With the knowledge that Monaco and Nice had already won on the weekend, PSG needed to take all three points away from the match against Guingamp. In the end the 4-0 score line didn’t reflect the overall pattern of the match as PSG were left frustrated at half time, with Edinson Cavani hitting the bar with the only chance of the half.
However it was a game of two halves when Javier Pastore was brought into the action for an underperforming Julian Draxler. An immediate impact was felt as a result with a change in intensity and Cavani found Di Maria with an admirable sweeping ball from the left wing and the Argentine beat the goalkeeper in similar style.
Edinson Cavani has been unbelievable season and he added two more goals to his tally to seal the game for Paris with two great finishes. The Uruguayan could have easily bagged a hat-tick on Sunday evening and is currently on 29 league goals; five goals clear of Lacazette in the race for the Ligue 1 golden boot.
Birthday boy Blaise Matuidi added a fourth in stoppage time to seal a comfortable victory for Les Parisiens by the end of the 90 minutes. Once again the South Americans were at the centre of the action for PSG and Emery can take a lot of positives from the attacking display shown in the second half.
Final Score: PSG 4-0 Guingamp
Top Performance: Edinson Cavani – Despite not taking every chance that fell his way, Cavani set up Di Maria magnificently and bagged two good goals for himself.
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