Squeezed through!

Equipe première

Paris Saint-Germain were back at the Parc des Princes on Sunday looking to get back to winning ways against Bordeaux.

The Rouge-et-Bleu took control from the off. Kylian Mbappé, Edinson Cavani, Neymar Jr and Angel Di Maria all had early opportunities, but the visitors struck first when Hwang Ui-Jo headed home a corner (0-1, 18').

Spurred into a response, Thomas Tuchel's men hit back. Cavani had a powerful header turned over by Benoît Costil (22'), who was helpless when the Uruguayan - connecting with another Angel Di Maria cross - sent another header goalwards shortly afterwards (1-1, 24'). The Parc des Princes rose to its feet as one to fete El Matador's 200th competitive goal for the club.

A Cavani flick hit a post (29') and two Mbappé shots were saved (30', 41') before Marquinhos put the hosts ahead. The Brazil international chested home Di Maria's free-kick from wide on the right in stoppage time at the end of the first half (2-1, 45+2'). But Bordeaux were still level at the break as Pablo blocked an attempted clearance by Sergio Rico, sending the ball into the net (2-2, 45+6').

Both teams pressed after the interval. Marquinhos cleared a Samuel Kalu effort off the line, before Sergio Rico turned aside a Pablo header (56'). Marquinhos then dealt with the threat of Nicolas De Préville before finding the net after a goalmouth scramble provoked by a Cavani header (3-2, 63').

The Paris number 9 fizzed a shot just wide (67') before Cavani was involved in a fine team move that ended with Mbappé giving them a two-goal cushion (4-2, 68'). El Matador had another chance before receiving a standing ovation when he was taken off (75').

There were chances at both ends in the closing stages, and Ruben Pardo pulled one back with a powerful shot (4-3, 83'). The Parisians had a Mauro Icardi goal disallowed for offside (87') before they were reduced to ten men as Neymar Jr was sent off (90+2').

At the end of a game in which the duo tallied 35 shots, Paris strengthened their position at the top of the table, extending their lead to 13 points. Next up: Dijon come to the capital on 29 February.