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

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.

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

–IANS

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