Paris Saint-Germain restored their eight-point advantage at the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-0 win over European qualification hopefuls AS Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. That just hours after title rivals AS Monaco had closed the gap to only five points.
Les Monegasques’ 3-2 win over Olympique Lyonnais put the pressure on PSG heading into the clash against a side that they have struggled to beat in recent encounters. Christophe Galtier’s men put up limited resistance, but a Zlatan Ibrahimovic double was enough to secure three more points
The juggernaut from the capital rolls on, and Parisian coach Laurent Blanc was delighted at how his side remained focused and disciplined, while many questioned pre-match whether the French champions could keep themselves motivated between now and the end of the season.
"Every victory is important. We must win our home matches, so is is mission accomplished in that respect," le President revealed to PSG.fr (in French) after the match.
"It was a busy week with three back-to-back victories against SC Bastia, Bayer Leverkusen and now Saint-Etienne, opponents of quality, technical skill and adventure."
"Winning 2-0 tonight means that we had a very good week."
PSG answered their critics with a measured and efficient display. Here are six things we learned from PSG’s 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne.