Paris Saint-Germain overcame Montpellier HSC in Ligue 1, and with an eight point lead at the top of the table, PSG are firm favourites for the title.
Paris Saint-Germain defeated Montpellier HSC with a mature performance in Ligue 1.
Patience was certainly required for the home side before they could find the goal their dominance deserved.
Only in the 81st minute did PSG score the only goal of the game and claim all three points, and manager Carlo Ancelotti deserves a great deal of credit for the victory.
Two of his second half substitutes played crucial roles in the goal – David Beckham and Kevin Gameiro.
It was ex-England captain Beckham who began the move, passing to Jeremy Menez, who in turn found Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play in Gameiro to fire home.
It was a lightning counterattack, and the dynamism and cutting edge immediately brought to proceedings by Beckham and Gameiro was clear to see.
Indeed, former Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and AC Milan midfielder could have helped PSG double their lead had Zlatan Ibrahimovic been able to tap home his enticing cut back.
Unusually, the Sweden star’s touch deserted him with the goal gaping, but Paris Saint-Germain held out until the end.
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