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Aug 21, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
3-0
Metz
Moura (52'), Kurzawa (67'), Verratti (93')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Paris Saint-Germain maintain winning start on Unai Emery's home bow

Reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain score three goals in the second half to comfortably see off Metz 3-0 at the Stade de France.

Paris Saint-Germain have made it two wins from two by beating Metz 3-0 at the Stade de France in manager Unai Emery's first Ligue 1 home game in charge.

All three goals arrived in the second half for the reigning champions, as Lucas Moura and Layvin Kurzawa found a way through before Marco Verratti added a late third.

Edinson Cavani failed to make the most of an early opening for the hosts, but PSG continued pressing forward and came close through a long-range strike from Angel di Maria.

The best chances were continuing to fall the way of Cavani, who just could not find a way through in a frustrating first half for the Parisians, with his final attempt before the interval striking the post.

Metz had a couple of opportunities of their own in the French capital, meanwhile, one of which Kevin Trapp did well to keep out in a big warning to PSG.

It was Lucas who finally opened the scoring for his side, taking the ball in his stride just inside the box and sweeping home past the reach of Thomas Didillon in the Metz goal.

Renaud Cohade gave the hosts another major let-off when failing to get the better of Trapp on the hour mark, and that proved to be a key moment in the match as Kurzawa glanced home unmarked from a corner for his second goal in as many games.

A late goal from Verratti at the death ensured that it would be a winning start for Emery on home soil and a second win in succession for the French giants.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG16142049103944
2Lille1794425151031
3Montpellier HSCMontpellier1685324121229
4Lyon168442620628
5Marseille168262925426
6Saint-EtienneSt Etienne167542421326
7Nice167451214-225
8StrasbourgStrasbourg175842721623
9Nimes166552421323
10Rennes176562325-223
11Reims175751115-422
12Bordeaux165651919021
13NantesNantes165562424020
14Angers164661921-218
15Toulouse164661424-1018
16Dijon174491628-1216
17AmiensAmiens1751111630-1416
18Caen172871522-714
19MonacoMonaco163491624-813
20GuingampGuingamp1715111234-228

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