PSG beats Bordeaux 2-0 in French league

The Associated Press

BORDEAUX, France (AP) -- Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 2-0 win at Bordeaux on Friday to provisionally move to the top of the French league.

PSG dominated from the start and took the lead on the 30-minute mark when Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked out Blaise Matuidi with a nifty pass. Matuidi's first shot was stopped by Cedric Carrasso, but he collected his own rebound, rounded the Bordeaux goalkeeper and fired home.

Bordeaux never really threatened and PSG doubled its lead in the 64th minute when Brazilian winger Lucas beat the offside trap to run onto Marco Verratti's through ball and score his first goal in 15 Ligue 1 appearances.

PSG, which is unbeaten in its past 16 league matches, moves one point above Monaco, which hosts Lorient on Sunday.


BERLIN (AP) - Stuttgart continued its revival under new coach Thomas Schneider with a 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Christian Gentner scored in the 49th minute when he met Alexandru Maxim's corner at the near post to head past Thomas Kraft.

''It's all the same how we score. As long as they go in,'' Gentner said.

Schneider has now led his team to two wins since taking over from Bruno Labbadia, who was sacked for starting the league with three straight losses.

Kraft displayed fantastic reflexes to deny Gentner before the break, when he tipped the Stuttgart player's powerful header over the bar in the visitors' only other scoring chance.

The home side dominated the game but failed to convert possession into goals with Adrian Ramos blasting a promising shot over the cross bar in the 25th being a prime example.

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