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Chaban-Delmas (ATT 29,548) 13th September 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: A Gautier

Bordeaux Bordeaux vs Paris St Germain PSG

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B Matuidi (30)
Lucas Moura (64)

PSG sink Bordeaux to go top

Last Updated: 13/09/13 11:14pm

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Lucas Moura celebrates his goal

Lucas Moura celebrates his goal

Paris St Germain moved to the top of Ligue 1 following their victory over Bordeaux at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.

Blaise Matuidi bundled the defending champions ahead on the half-hour mark before Lucas Moura sealed the win in the 64th minute.

The result lifted PSG one point above Monaco, who play Lorient on Sunday.

There was little action of note in the first half until Matuidi broke the deadlock in the 30th minute. Zlatan Ibrahimovic played in the midfielder, who pulled the trigger from close range. Bordeaux goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso went down to block the ball but it slipped underneath him, with Matuidi winning the race to stab home the loose ball.

Bordeaux went close just before the half-time whistle when Diego Rolan teed up Ludovic Obraniak on the edge of the box. He took his time to shoot but PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu was up to the test and saved at full stretch before gathering the loose ball.

PSG almost doubled their lead in the 58th minute when Matuidi freed Ibrahimovic in midfield near the box, but the Sweden international saw his powerful effort saved by Carrasso.

However, six minutes later the Bordeaux keeper was beaten by Moura. Marco Verratti passed the ball to the midfielder, who beat the offside trap and, with Carrasso expecting him to square it to the unmarked Ibrahimovic, Moura rolled the ball calmly past the wrong-footed keeper.

Lucas almost set up Ibrahimovic for the third goal with 20 minutes on the clock, but the striker was denied by a reflex save by Carrasso. Ibrahimovic tried again five minutes later with a clever lob, but again Carrasso kept the ball out.

Despite the goalkeeper's efforts, it was not enough to stop PSG claiming their third win of the campaign to move them into top spot, albeit potentially only overnight.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 14 31
2 Paris St Germain 14 30
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Nantes 14 24
5 Bordeaux 14 24
6 St Etienne 14 23
7 Rennes 14 22
8 Monaco 14 20
9 Montpellier 14 20
10 Reims 14 19
11 Nice 14 18
12 Metz 14 18
13 Toulouse 14 17
14 Lille 13 16
15 Bastia 14 14
16 Caen 14 13
17 Lorient 14 13
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 13 13
19 Guingamp 14 12
20 RC Lens 14 11