Oct 19, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
3-0
Basel
di Maria (40'), Moura (62'), Cavani (93' pen.)
Rabiot (64')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Steffen (66'), Lang (76')

Result: Paris Saint-Germain coast to straightforward win over Basel

Long-limbed Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring lors de la finale de la Coupe de la Ligue entre Lille et PSG le 23 Avril, 2016
© AFP
Paris Saint-Germain clinch a 3-0 win over Basel in their Champions League Group A clash at the Parc des Princes that puts them on the verge of the knockout stages.

Paris Saint-Germain have clinched a straightforward 3-0 victory over Basel in Wednesday night's Champions League Group A clash at the Parc des Princes.

The visitors began brightly and threatened Unai Emery's side in the opening stages, with Michael Lang smashing a bullet header against the post just six minutes in.

Renato Steffen also tested Alphonse Areola with a ferocious shot inside the box, while Seydou Doumbia nearly scored on no less than two occasions in the opening 15 minutes.

PSG soon found their rhythm and matched their opponents in terms of chances before opening the scoring 40 minutes in through Angel di Maria, who slotted past Tomas Vaclik when one on one.

Basel set about trying to draw level but found themselves two goals down just after the hour mark, Lucas Moura pouncing on a rebound from Edinson Cavani's effort and rattling low inside the right-hand post.

It ultimately proved to be an easy victory for the hosts, who added a third in injury time from the spot through Cavani after Lang brought a PSG player down in the box.

The result means that PSG sit second in Group A, on seven points, while Basel find themselves one place and six points behind the Parisians.

Long-limbed Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring lors de la finale de la Coupe de la Ligue entre Lille et PSG le 23 Avril, 2016
Read Next:
Chelsea want Angel di Maria?
>

Premier League
Championship
FA Cup
League Two
National League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Scottish Cup
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
A-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Nice15113127101736
2Paris Saint-GermainPSG1511223082235
3AS MonacoMonaco15103244162833
4Lyon1581628181025
5Bordeaux156632017324
6Rennes157351619-324
7GuingampGuingamp156541915423
8Toulouse156451813522
9Saint-EtienneSt Etienne155731612422
10Angers155371316-318
11Marseille154651317-418
12Metz155371628-1218
13Dijon163762225-316
14Montpellier HSCMontpellier153752028-816
15Nancy154471119-816
16Caen164391630-1415
17Bastia153571215-314
18Lille154291421-714
19NantesNantes15348924-1513
20Lorient1532101427-1311