Ligue 1 – Montpellier 0-1 PSG: Blaise Matuidi goal helps PSG make it a hat-trick of wins

Paris St Germain’s France midfielder Blaise Matuidi delivered a venomous finish in the second half to secure a 1-0 win at Montpellier as they made it maximum points from their opening three Ligue 1 games.


Laurent Blanc’s PSG side were denied a goal when Edinson Cavani raced through before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball into an empty net only to be adjudged marginally offside.

Matuidi broke through in the 61st minute with his second league goal of the season, a powerful left-foot shot from a tight angle after good work by Maxwell andEzequiel Lavezzi.

Montpellier's Hilton (R) challenges Paris St Germain's Ezequiel Lavezzi
Montpellier’s Hilton (R) challenges Paris St Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi – Reuters

Montpellier substitute Souleymane Camara gave PSG a scare in stoppage time when his spectacular overhead kick from 12 metres was just off target.

Champions PSG are top on nine points, three ahead of Stade de Reims and Caen, the only other teams with maximum points so far, who visit Nantes and Nicerespectively on Saturday.

Montpellier are bottom with no points from three matches.