Cavani scores four as PSG rout Monaco 6-0 in Ligue 1

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Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani’s four first-half goals helped defending champions Paris Saint-Germain rout French football Ligue 1 leaders Monaco 6-0 at Caen.

Cavani, who wasted a chance just four minutes into the game on Friday, opened scoring at the 12th with a left-footed shot. He then doubled his tally from the penalty spot 10 minutes later after Syam Ben Youssef fouled Lucas Moura, reports Xinhua.

The striker completed his hat-trick in the 38th minute after being picked up by a Maxwell’s cross, and rounded it up with a fourth just before interval, dragging a first-time shot from Thomas Meunier’s neat pass before he was replaced in the break.

Lucas made it 5-0 with a decent long-range effort in the 67th minute and substitute Jean-Kevin Augustin hammered home after Adrien Rabiot and Maxwell combined with little over 10 minutes remaining.

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With Friday’s victory, Les Parisiens tied on points with Monaco, who hosting Rennes on Saturday, and temporarily lead the standings on goal differences.



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