Nov 1, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
4-0
Lorient
Moura (3'), Menez (39'), Cavani (43', 81')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Kljestan (41'), Milivojevic (48'), Kaminski (92')
Kljestan (82')

Result: Paris Saint-Germain gain outright lead with Lorient thrashing

Three goals in the first half help PSG sweep aside Lorient at Parc des Princes and record a 4-0 victory that makes them outright leaders in Ligue 1.

Three first-half goals helped Paris Saint-Germain hammer struggling Lorient 4-0 at Parc des Princes to move clear of Monaco and into an outright lead at the top of Ligue 1.

PSG's Lucas Moura is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal against Lorient on November 1, 2013© AFP

The tone for this one-sided match was set in the third minute when Lucas Moura opened the scoring by running onto Lucas Digne's chipped pass and volleying past Fabien Audard.

Lorient's goalkeeper Audard and striker Jeremie Aliadiere were forced off with injury midway through the first period, and the former's replacement Baptiste Reynet was picking the ball out of his net within 10 minutes of his introduction.

PSG's Jeremy Menez celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Lorient on November 1, 2013© AFP

Marco Verrati picked up the first of two assists by laying the ball on a plate for Jeremy Menez to score his first goal of the season, moments after his shot had been cleared off the line.

Italian midfielder Verrati was again the provider when he crossed for Edinson Cavani to net PSG a third two minutes later, with the Uruguayan striker heading the hosts into a 3-0 half-time advantage.

The French champions took their foot off the gas a little in the second half, but Cavani did manage to net his sixth goal in his last four outings, pouncing on a rebound from close range on 80 minutes after Adrien Rabiot's header had been parried back into the danger area.

Laurent Blanc's side are now three points clear of Monaco, who were level with them prior to kickoff, at the Ligue 1 summit, while Lorient remain one place above the relegation zone.

PSG's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Lorient on November 1, 2013
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