Paris Saint-Germain V Montpellier: 6 Things We Learned

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Paris Saint-Germain V Montpellier: 6 Things We Learned
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It was all a little bit too easy for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday night. They opened the scoring after just 90 seconds, and they never looked back. After enjoying the bulk of possession, they ended up 4-0 winners against Montpellier at the Parc des Princes.

Goals from Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lucas Moura and Adrien Rabiot were enough to seal the three points and finish the season on an enjoyable high. The fireworks and champagne were soon flowing as they celebrated lifting the Ligue 1 title with a comfortable stroll against a side with nothing to play for.

Lavezzi opened the scoring when Christophe Jallet’s shot was palmed straight into the Argentine’s path; good play from Ibrahimovic and Lucas Digne down the left forced two saves from Montpellier goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren before Lavezzi knocked the ball into the net.

After 20 minutes Ibrahimovic made it 2-0 after he latched on to Javier Pastore’s lovely right-foot pass, the Swede calmly lifted the ball over Jourdren.

Just after half-time it was Lucas who made it 3-0. Again it was Pastore who provided the vital pass, and the Brazilian’s shot squeezed inside Jourdren’s near post.

The game petered out as Laurent Blanc ran the changes, using all three of his substitutes in the 63rd minute. Montpellier tried to take advantage of the lull in play, but they lacked the quality and determination to trouble Nicolas Douchez in the PSG net.

Adrien Rabiot wrapped up the victory in the 88th minute when he followed in Kingsley Coman’s shot, capitalising on Jourdren’s parried save. It summed up a comfortable victory and was the queue for the title celebrations to start.

Read on for a few more things we learned from Saturday night’s game.

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