Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bordeaux: 6 Things We Learned

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Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bordeaux: 6 Things We Learned
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Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Girondins de Bordeaux on Friday moved the French champions six points clear at the top of Ligue 1 ahead of next week’s crunch title clash with second-place AS Monaco.

Yohan Cabaye’s debut was the story of the evening in the French capital, but it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alex who secured the three points for Laurent Blanc against his former side, per the match report at

The man who led Les Girondins to the 2009 Championnat title has now led the capital club to four victories over his former employers this season.

"A home victory was required following our defeat against Montpellier last time out," Blanc told after the match (in French and translated as a bilingual).

"Bordeaux came with a defensive game plan. We had to be patient. In second half, their team began to tire and we created some chances."

"This reassures us over our form. There are some important targets to meet in February and we must continue to improve."

Blanc will also be pleased that his players were able to keep a clean sheet while bouncing back from last week’s disappointing 1-1 draw at EA Guingamp.

Despite a relatively slow start, Lucas Moura was impressive on the night for PSG, providing two assists and playing a crucial role for the hosts.

Here are six things we learned from PSG’s 2-0 win over Bordeaux.

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