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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 Paris St Germain 34 82
2 Monaco 34 72
3 Lille 34 64
4 St Etienne 34 57
5 Lyon 34 55
6 Marseille 34 52
7 Bordeaux 34 48
8 Toulouse 34 45
9 Reims 34 45
10 Bastia 34 44
11 Nantes 34 43
12 Lorient 34 42
13 Rennes 34 39
14 Montpellier 34 39
15 Nice 34 39
16 Evian Thonon Gaillar 34 38
17 Guingamp 34 35
18 Sochaux 34 33
19 Valenciennes 34 29
20 AC Ajaccio 34 20