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Nov 25, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
3-1
Ajax
Cavani (33', 83'), Ibrahimovic (78')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Klaassen (67')

Result: Paris Saint-Germain see off Ajax thanks to Edinson Cavani brace

An Edinson Cavani brace helps Paris Saint-Germain see off Ajax 3-1 in their Champions League Group F clash at the Parc des Princes.

Paris Saint-Germain have comfortably seen off Ajax 3-1 in this evening's Champions League Group F clash at the Parc des Princes, thanks to an Edinson Cavani brace.

Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguyan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax Amsterdam on November 25, 2014© Getty Images

The hosts bore down on goal from the off, with Javier Pastore breaking and setting up Ezequiel Lavezzi, but the striker's subsequent shot was blocked and deflected out for a corner, which came to nothing.

Ajax were in strong shape at the back and managed to hold PSG back for a period, though the French giants came close when Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Blaise Matuidi both fired wide around the quarter-hour mark.

In the 21st minute, Davy Klaassen came within a whisker of heading home following Mike Van der Hoorn's cross, but the young midfielder just failed to connect with the ball.

Just three minutes later, however, Laurent Blanc's charges pushed forward again, with Lavezzi forcing a good one-on-one save from Jasper Cillessen.

Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax Amsterdam on November 25, 2014© Getty Images

Eventually, PSG broke the deadlock when Ibrahimovic and Lavezzi combined to set up the unmarked Cavani in the 35th minute, who duly slotted into the empty Ajax net.

Both sides exchanged forays into each other's final third early in the second half, but it took a while for the first concrete chance of the period to come.

Ajax managed to pull back an equaliser in the 68th minute when Klaassen reacted quickly to an incisive pass, stooping down low and guiding a headed effort into the bottom corner past Salvatore Sirigu.

Ajax Amsterdam's player celebrate after their Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen scored a goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax Amsterdam on November 25, 2014© Getty Images

However, PSG were soon back into the lead when Ibrahimovic collected Pastore's lofted ball, turned his marker and rifled home in the 77th minute.

Cavani then killed the game off with seven minutes left when he pounced on Niki Zimling's poor back-pass to take the ball around the keeper and fire calmly into the net.

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Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguyan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax Amsterdam on November 25, 2014
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