Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from their shocking 2-0 defeat at Evian Thonon Gaillard FC in midweek with a thumping 5-0 win (match report via ESPN FC) over Ligue 1 basement boys FC Sochaux-Montbeliard.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was surprisingly off-colour in Annecy, but hit back with a sensational individual performance as PSG collectively tamed Les Lionceaux.
The Swede scored twice and laid on another two as Laurent Blanc’s side crushed their hapless visitors.
"This is a very important victory," explained Blanc to PSG.fr after the match (translated from French as a bilingual).
"We showed on the pitch that it was an accident against Evian. We needed to give a clear response to that result and we did, we did that very well."
Thiago Silva, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani were the other names on the score sheet, but it is Ibrahimovic who was the star attraction.
"We put in a great performance today after losing last time," Ibra told PSG.fr after the game (also in French).
"It was a great collective response. I am very happy for the team. We found ourselves again tonight."
Herve Renard’s side meanwhile are yet to break into double points this season and are rooted to the foot of Le Championnat’s table.
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