Cavani takes over at the top of PSG’s goalscoring charts
Milestone night for Uruguayan striker
Edinson Cavani became Paris St Germain’s record goalscorer as the Ligue 1 leaders beat Montpellier 4-0 on Saturday.
Cavani scored his 157th goal for the French outfit to pull clear of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the club’s scoring charts.
Neymar then hit a double either side of Angel di Maria’s third as PSG moved 11 points clear at the top of the table.
Cavani was booked by referee Frank Schneider for ripping his shirt off to celebrate after the Uruguayan poked home Adrien Rabiot’s cross in the 11th minute.
After the match, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi congratulated Cavani on the pitch and presented the striker with a trophy to commemorate his achievement.
Neymar had made it two from the penalty spot before Di Maria slotted home after a cutback from Thomas Meunier. Cavani then laid on Neymar to tap in a fourth late on.
The victory extends PSG’s advantage over second-placed Lyon, who travel to struggling Bordeaux on Sunday.
With Marseille and Monaco, the other sides currently occupying the top four, not in action, Nantes took the chance to close the gap by cruising past Guingamp.
Adrien Thomasson, Emiliano Sala and Santy Ngom sealed a comfortable 3-0 away win for Nantes, who remain nine points behind fourth-placed Monaco.
Nice missed the opportunity to move six points clear of Montpellier as they slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat away to bottom side Metz.
Three goals in 12 second-half minutes saw Mario Balotelli briefly pull Nice level between two strikes from Metz’s Nolan Roux.
Toulouse stay in the relegation zone but their chances of survival enjoyed a boost as they edged to a 1-0 win over fellow basement battlers Troyes. Yaya Sanogo’s goal after 11 minutes was enough for all three points.
Angers beat Amiens by the same scoreline in another survival clash thanks to another early strike from Pierrick Capelle while St Etienne prevailed 2-1 over Caen.
Paul-Georges Ntep and Jonathan Bamba were both on target as the hosts came from behind to win, Ronny Rodelin having put Caen in front.