Paris make it two wins from two


The key moments
In a boisterous Türk Telekom Stadyumu where opponents are put under constant pressure, Paris Saint-Germain were not to be daunted. They raced out the blocks with Angel Di Maria testing Fernando Muslera in the home goal twice early on (2', 11'). Pablo Sarabia hit the side-netting from a tight angle (15') as the same XI that had taken apart Real Madrid in their opening group-stage game sought to repeat their lightning start of a fortnight ago.

Former Nice midfielder Jean Michaël Seri had the hosts' only effort of the first half, going close with a shot (18') before Juan Bernat sent a lob just over, one of ten Paris efforts at goal before the break.


Seri tested Keylor Navas with a free-kick shortly after the interval (48') before Muslera came out on top in his one-on-one duel with Angel Di Maria (51'). He could not prevent Mauro Icardi finding the net barely a minute later, however, as the summer signing swooped to touch home a Sarabia cross (0-1, 52')! Ahead but not home and dry, Paris had to battle on. Ryan Babel (58') and Radamel Falcao (69') threatened, as did Thomas Meunier (75') and Kylian Mbappé (77'), who came off the bench to replace Icardi on the hour mark, before Marquinhos also went close with a header (87'). After the 2-2 draw between Madrid and Club Brugge earlier in the evening, the win means Paris Saint-Germain are now four points clear of the Belgian club at the top of Group A.

A Parisian in the match: Mauro Icardi
It was a goal of firsts: Sarabia's cross from the right marked his first Paris Saint-Germain assist, Icardi's finish was synonymous with his maiden Rouge-et-Bleu goal. It was also his fifth in just eight appearances in the competition.


The word: Trilogy
This was a third successive away win for the Parisians in the competition, a first since the 2012/13 season. 

Coming up
After their European exploits, Paris Saint-Germain will now host the side closest to them in the league table, Angers, on Saturday (17:30CEST) in their ninth league game of the season. The visitors arrive in the French capital two points behind the league leaders, but boast the best attack (16 goals). The Rouge-et-Bleu have had the upper hand in recent encounters with Angers, however, winning the last seven, and will seek to add to that series to ensure a happy international break.