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Parc des Princes 8th December 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: O Thual

PSG Paris St Germain vs Evian Thonon Gaillar Evian

PSG 4

Z Ibrahimovic (28)
E Lavezzi (31)
T Motta (84)
K Gameiro (86)

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Evian 0

Paris St Germain dismantle Evian

Last Updated: 08/12/12 7:42pm

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Kevin Gameiro wrapped up PSG's victory

Kevin Gameiro wrapped up PSG's victory

Paris St Germain sounded a warning shot to their Ligue 1 title rivals with a comprehensive 4-0 dismantling of lowly Evian on Saturday afternoon.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one and made one for Ezequiel Lavezzi as the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead after half an hour, while Thiago Motta and Kevin Gameiro added gloss to the scoreline late on as Carlo Ancelotti's men closed to within two points of leaders Lyon.

The capital club advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League earlier this week but they had won just one of their past five league fixtures before on Saturday and badly needed a positive result to reignite their stuttering title bid.

Ibrahimovic served an early warning of his goalscoring threat - were any needed - when he flashed an acrobatic effort wide of the right post in the 19th minute.

The Sweden international did not have to wait much longer to make the breakthrough, 28 minutes showing on the clock when he expertly drilled home his 14th league goal of the season after latching onto Christophe Jallet pass.

Three minutes later the hosts doubled their lead as Jeremy Menez picked out Ibrahimovic who chested down for Lavezzi to take a touch before unleashing a powerful finish.

The one-way traffic continued after the break with Ibrahimovic seeing a fierce 63rd-minute effort slam against the woodwork.

PSG's frustration at failing to turn their dominance into more goals almost cost them when an error in defence gifted Saber Khelifa a shooting chance but the Tunisian's effort lacked conviction.

Olivier Sorlin flashed an effort wide in the 80th minute as Evian briefly threatened again, but the game was finally settled four minutes later when Javier Pastore crossed for Motta to drill home right-footed from the penalty spot.

And with three minutes remaining the scoring was complete as Ibrahimovic played a one-two with Menez before providing a pinpoint cross that Gameiro steered into the net.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15