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PSG 2-0 Troyes: Neymar & Cavani secure late win

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 29/11/2017

Paris Saint-Germain defeated Troyes 2-0 at Parc des Princes on Wednesday night in the week 15 of Ligue 1 encounter.

World most expensive player Neymar open the scoring in the second half to break stubborn Troyes heart before Edison Cavani ensure his goal gave them the maximum three points.

This victory gave the Paris outfit 12 point gap against defending champions Monaco in the Ligue table going to the weekend game. 

First half 

3' Di Maria whips in a free kick that's punched away by Samassa. three minutes later Di Maria tests Samassa again, this time with a rocket of a shot right at Troyes' keeper

11 minutes gone a quick free kick from Javi Pastore to Edison Cavani is wasted it as the Uruguayan skies his first-time shot over the bar.

Di Maria almost makes Troyes pay for a giveaway with a left-footed shot that flashes just wide of goal.

Pastore provides a lovely pass to Marco Verratti as he shot from right on the outside the box and when too high. A few minutes later Cavani was brought down inside the penalty box as the center referee point to the spot kick

The Ligue top scorer Cavani step up to take the spot-kick as the Uraguay international misses it with Troyes goalkeeper saved it left a corner of the post as the score remains goalless 41 minutes gone.

Three minutes later Troyes get their first chance of the encounter as Samuel Grandsir following a fast break laid a pass to Stephane Darbion left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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PSG winger Di Maria make a pass to Giovani Lo Celso lets it fly from distance, but his effort goes over the bar.

Second Half 

60th minutes Giovani's low shot has power but lacks direction as it's handled easily by Troyes keeper Samassa.

Neymar free kick is punched away by Samassa in the 71 minutes of the game.

Three minutes later, Brazilian superstar, Neymar scores an absolute beauty into the bottom corner to give PSG a 1-0 lead.

90th minutes on the dot as Cavani make it 2-0 after lovely finishes from the Uruguay to slotting home a fine assist from Neymar.

PSG travel to face Strasbourg in the weekend of the Ligue game.

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