Paris Saint German picked their first win in the UEFA Champions League with a 3-1 demolition of Ludogorets Razgrad courtesy a brace from Edinson Cavani and a goal from Blaise Matuidi.
Unai Emery showed a lot of confidence in Ivorian international Serge Aurier as he gave him a surprise start only days after he was sentenced to a two-month jail term.
The Bulgarian outfit were determined to made their mark in Europe’s biggest competition as showed a lot of gusts and zest as they pressed forward and got a deserved goal courtesy a perfectly executed freekick by Natanael to give the home side a 1-0 lead.
That goal spurred the away side into action as they immediately took the fight to Ludogorets, dominating 57% of the possession compared to the Bulgarian side’s 43%.
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria had a shot saved by Vladislav Stoyanov goal for the home side. Thiago Silva had the best opportunity to equalizer as he was left unmarked inside the area but his header was off the mark.
The French champions finally got their equalizer as Marco Verratti slipped a pass to Blaise Matuidi and he made no mistake with his finish to make it 1-1 as they head into the interval.
Paris Saint German began the second half like the ended the first, pressurising the home side’s backline and having the lion share of possession 65%-35%.
It paid off as Edinson Cavani headed in a sweet cross from Angel di Maria to send the away supporters into wide celebration as they sang in loud voices with their team 2-1 up.
At the other end, Ludogorets Razgrad won a penalty after Thiago Motta brought down Marcelinho. Cosmin Moti took the resultant spot kick but Alphonse Areola in goal for PSG saved comfortably and they were made to pay as Cavani completed his brace from a Lucas Moura assist.