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Paris Saint-Germain vs. Nantes: 6 Things We Learned
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Paris Saint-Germain’s comprehensive 5-0 victory over FC Nantes at the Parc des Princes restored their five-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 on Sunday.

The champions were dominant from first to last, despite not being at their absolute best, profiting from a number of sloppy defensive mistakes from their visitors.

Goals from Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta, Edinson Cavani and a double from Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw PSG open their account for 2014 at home in sensational style.

"It was a very positive evening," PSG coach Laurent Blanc told PSG.fr (in English) after the final whistle. "We dominated every facet of the match, offensively and defensively."

"I am very satisfied this evening, for the individuals but also for the team as a whole. It bodes well for the rest of the championship and it also proves that we worked well during the Qatar Winter Tour."

"We attack 2014 with a lot of ambition in order to reach our objectives."

Ibrahimovic moves up to 17 goals for the season, 13 shy of last campaign’s total of 30, while strike partner Cavani is now on 13.

Here are six things we learned from PSG's 5-0 mauling of Nantes.

 

*All statistics via Ligue1.com and Opta Jean.

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