Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Troyes 4-0 in Ligue 1
Last Updated: November 24, 2012 10:57pm
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Troyes 4-0 at the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
PSG got back to winning ways and the top of the Ligue 1 table after what proved to be an easy victory over Troyes.
Maxwell gave the hosts the lead midway through the first half before Blaise Matuidi doubled their advantage with just over 20 minutes left.
It was then left to star striker Ibrahimovic to bag a brace and seal the win.
Nancy remain rooted to the bottom of the table after they could only draw 1-1 with mid-table Ajaccio at the Stade Marcel Picot.
Djamel Bakar put the home side ahead after seven minutes, but it was a lead they could not hold onto as Adrian Mutu tucked a penalty away 15 minutes before the end after Romain Grange handled in the area.
The result leaves Jean Fernandez's side seven points off safety and with just one victory to their name so far.
Bastia defiantly hauled themselves clear of the relegation zone as they snatched a 2-1 win from Lorient despite playing almost the entire match a man short.
Anthony Modeste went from hero to villain as he opened the scoring on 11 minutes only to see red moments later.
The striker was perhaps unlucky to be dismissed, after he dived in on Kevin Monnet-Paquet, but Bastia looked set to be punished nonetheless when Lamine Kone levelled on the half-hour.
But rather than roll over the Corsicans immediately grabbed back the lead through Wahbi Khazri before holding the visitors at bay for an hour to move three points clear of the drop zone.
Evian climbed to 15th place courtesy of a 1-0 victory at the Stade de la Route de Lorient, ending Rennes' four-match winning run.
Substitute Zouheir Dhaouadi netted the game's only goal 11 minutes from time to earn the visitors only their fourth win of the campaign.
Brest finally claimed their first away point of the season and may feel they deserved to take all three after enjoying the better of their 0-0 draw with Reims.
The visitors went into the match with the worst away record in Ligue 1, losing all seven of their matches and scoring just three goals in the process, but they were able to lay that ghost to rest at Stade Auguste Delaune.
Nice moved into the top half after Dario Cvitanich's first-half penalty inspired them to a 1-0 win at struggling Sochaux.
Cvitanich netted from the spot to give the visitors a deserved lead on the stroke of half-time after Roy Contout was adjudged to have handled in the area.