PARIS: Edinson Cavani broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time goalscoring document for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, whereas Neymar scored twice in a four-zero thrashing of Montpellier.
The Uruguay striker tapped in his 157th PSG objective within the eleventh minute on the Parc des Princes to spark wild celebrations, having levelled the Swede’s earlier mark 10 days in the past.Neymar, on his return to the beginning XI after a thigh damage, slotted in a fortieth-minute penalty, earlier than following Angel Di Maria’s strike together with his second aim to wrap up the win.
Unai Emery’s males at the moment are eleven factors clear on the Ligue 1 summit from second-positioned Lyon, who go to Bordeaux.Cavani began up entrance alongside Neymar, with Kylian Mbappe nonetheless recovering from damage.
Having failed to attain in consecutive video games, the 30-yr-previous didn’t have to attend lengthy to interrupt the report. Neymar freed Adrien Rabiot down the left-hand aspect and Cavani turned within the midfielder’s cutback from shut vary to attain his twenty seventh aim of the season.
He celebrated by throwing his shirt into the gang, with the referee shaking his hand in acknowledgement of the achievement earlier than reserving the striker.Cavani’s 157th aim got here in his 229th match for the capital membership since becoming a member of from Napoli for sixty four million euros ($seventy nine.5 million) in 2013, after Ibrahimovic managed 156 in one hundred eighty video games throughout his 4 seasons in Paris earlier than leaving for Manchester United in 2016.
He virtually grabbed quantity 158 simply minutes later, however Portuguese defender Pedro Mendes managed to toe the ball away from the onrushing striker.Neymar had been booed by the Paris crowd on his earlier look when he scored 4 objectives in an eight-zero thrashing of Dijon, however took a late spot-kick that would have given Cavani the document.
The controversy from 10 days in the past was put to mattress earlier than half-time, although, as when the hosts gained a penalty, Cavani handed the ball to Neymar for the Brazilian to confidently slot house PSG’s 2,000th objective on the Parc des Princes.
Montpellier, who had one of the best defence within the French prime flight earlier than this recreation, managed to sluggish the tempo down after the interval and midfielder Junior Sambia drew an uncomfortable save from residence goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
However PSG completed off the away aspect halfway via the second interval, as proper-again Thomas Meunier raced clear earlier than squaring for Argentinian Di Maria to select the underside nook and rating his seventh aim in 10 video games.
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