Paris Saint-Germain beat Lorient 2-1 in Ligue 1, recording their first away H2H win from the last three attempts to retain their status as the only team in Europe’s top five leagues to still stand unbeaten in all competitions this season.
The Stade du Moustoir had seen its opener scored in the 14th minute on average this league season – the earliest time in Ligue 1.
While PSG looked comfortable after going ahead, Sergio Ramos’ wayward pass almost put them in trouble shortly before the half-hour mark, as Terem Moffi attempted to run through on goal, eventually being well-marshalled by Marquinhos.
Lorient have torn up the script many times this season, and looked to have done so again when they scored eight minutes after HT.
Only the crossbar denied Moffi a second in quick succession, in what was a firecracker of a return to the starting XI since going off injured against Stade de Reims.
However, PSG have been imperious this season, and Danilo Pereira marked his first start in four by powering his header from Neymar’s corner delivery past Mannone in the 81st minute, earning Les Parisiens’ sixth consecutive win in all competitions, and showing Lorient in no uncertain terms why they are the kings of France.