Paris Saint-Germain continued their 100% winning start to the new Ligue 1 campaign, eventually easing to a 2-0 victory over Montpellier in the French capital.
The Parisiens took the lead on 14 minutes through an unlikely source, when Idrissa Gana Gueye cannoned a vicious strike towards the Montpellier goal with such force that it almost lifted the net clean off.
The favourites didn’t have it all their own way however, and Keylor Navas was called into action on the hour mark, making a strong save to keep his side ahead. Mauricio Pochettino made a double change towards the end of the game to see out the final minutes, and his decision paid instant dividends.
Julian Draxler – with virtually his first touch of the game – picked up the ball inside the penalty area and beat goalkeeper Jonas Omlin to kill the contest and fire PSG to another victory.
That win puts Pochettino’s men clear at the top on 24 points, already 10 ahead of second place Marseille.