Lionel Messi was again sidelined for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and in the Argentine’s absence it was Idrissa Gueye and Julian Draxler who scored as the Ligue 1 leaders beat Montpellier 2-0 on Saturday.
Senegal midfielder Gueye crashed a shot into the roof of the net from 20 meters to give PSG an early lead at Parc des Princes in Paris and substitute Draxler added a late second as Mauricio Pochettino’s team maintained their perfect start to the French season.
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They have won eight matches out of eight in Ligue 1 and are already 10 points clear of second-placed Marseille, who do nevertheless have two games in hand.
“I don’t know if this was a perfect evening but it was a good evening. Eight matches, eight victories,” said Pochettino.