Ligue1 wrap wk4: Cavani, Falcao net twice as PSG, Monaco win

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 28/08/2017

Ligue 1wrap wk4: Cavani, Falcao net twice as PSG, Monaco win

Neymar contributes to two goals as Edison  Cavani scored twice as Paris St-Germain beat Saint-Etienne 3-0 to make it four wins out of four in Ligue 1. While the defending Champions AS Monaco continue their winning strike to with Radmeal Falcao score brace in 6-1 demolished of Marseille at Stade de Louis II to make four on the road.

PSG 3-0 Saint-Etienne 

Paris Saint-Germain continued their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season on Friday, beating Saint-Etienne 3-0 at the Parc des Princes. Summer signing Neymar didn't stand out, but attacking partner Edinson Cavani did.         

The Uruguay international striker gave Les Parisiens the lead from the penalty spot in the 20th minute, and Thiago Motta doubled the advantage after the break. Cavani added a third goal in the 89th minute to put the match on ice.


Monaco 6-1 Marseille

Radamel Falcao scored twice as champions Monaco extended their 100 percent start to the season with an emphatic 6-1 victory over Ligue 1 rivals Marseille.

The Colombia striker got the first goal via a penalty and then netted with a diving header to take his tally to seven goals in four league games and move Monaco 12 the same points alongside leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Poland defender Kamil Glik had volleyed the hosts into an early lead at Stade Louis II before Falcao's double and Adama Diakhaby's close-range finish made it 4-0 at the break.

Djibril Sidibe added the fifth and, after Remy Cabella's consolation, Fabinho completed the scoring with Monaco's second penalty of the evening.

Monaco's 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe, a target for rivals PSG, was named on the bench on Sunday but he was not needed as Leonardo Jardim's side blew away their opponents with a blistering performance.

Nantes 0 - 0 Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais were held to a frustrating goalless draw at Nantes as they hit the woodwork twice in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Bertrand Traore struck the post and Nabil Fekir hit the crossbar, both in the 64th minute, as the visitors failed to make the most of their domination at La Beaujoire.

The result left Lyon in fourth place with eight points from four games, four behind leaders Paris St Germain who has won their four opening games most recently beating St Etienne 3-0 on Friday.

Amiens 3 - 0 Nice

Last season third place Nice slumped to a 3-0 defeat at promoted Amiens which left the Azurean side in an uncomfortable 16th place on three points after one win and three losses.

Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who was recently criticised by coach Lucien Favre for his lack of dedication on the pitch, missed the trip due to illness.

Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder was unable to lift a team who were sunk by a goal from former Chelsea star Gael Kakuta and a Moussa Konate double as Amiens celebrated their first victory in Ligue 1.

Other Ligue 1 result 

Bordeaux 2 - 1 Troyes

Caen 1 - 0 Metz

Dijon 2 - 1 Montpellier

Toulouse 3 - 2 Rennes

Guingamp 2 - 0 Strasbourg

Angers 1 - 1 Lille