Ligue 1 match report Paris Saint-Germain v Bordeaux 13 March 2022


Paris Saint-Germain extended their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table to 15 points after thrashing Bordeaux 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

PSG made two changes to the side that lost against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, as shot-stopper Keylor Navas and Georginio Wijnaldum were recalled while the front trio of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe were retained.

Bordeaux had a big chance to go ahead within the first minute after Remi Oudin found himself with acres of space in the box and fired a strike that was parried around the post by Navas.

The visitors gave PSG another scare a minute later after Jean Onana powered a header from a corner at the near post just inches wide.

Mbappe eventually broke the deadlock in the 24th minute with a smashing strike in the box after a through ball by Wijnaldum but Mauricio Pochettino's charges hardly threatened in the closing phase of the first stanza.

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The hosts had a perfect start in the second stanza as Neymar doubled their lead seven minutes in with a composed close-range finish after a square pass by Achraf Hakimi, who was released down the right by Messi.

PSG had a penalty reversed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for offside in the build-up just after that but Leandro Paredes eventually made it 3-0 on the hour-mark with a strike into the top corner after latching onto a rebound in the box.

The game opened up late on, as Hakimi almost made it 4-0 for Pochettino's men 12 minutes before time with a cracking strike from range that sailed slightly over the bar.

Messi also came close to getting the fourth goal for PSG in the last three minutes with a strike from the edge of the box that came off the woodwork, as the Parisians pulled 15 points clear at the top of the log.