Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 2-0 win against Corsican minnows Gazelec Ajaccio to maintain their perfect start to the season after Marseille slumped to another defeat.
Angel Di Maria, the €63m (Dh257m) signing from Manchester United, was introduced to the PSG fans before kick-off, although the Argentine winger is not yet fit enough to make his debut.
GFC Ajaccio could run their club for almost five years for the same price that opponents PSG have just spent on Angel Di Maria (€62m).
— Kristan Heneage (@KHeneage) August 16, 2015
It always seemed a question of when, not if, PSG would open the scoring and they duly did so in the 11th minute thanks to Blaise Matuidi, the France midfielder taking the ball into the box and then sending a fizzing left-foot drive high into the net from a tightening angle.
PSG added their second goal just before the midway point in the first half, captain Thiago Silva heading home from a Thiago Motta corner.
At that point it looked like turning into a rout, but Edinson Cavani failed to convert several openings in the second half and Serge Aurier headed a great chance wide.
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Earlier, Marseille slumped to a second defeat in as many games, a first-half strike by Hamari Traore giving Reims all three points in a 1-0 win.
OM, still reeling from the shock resignation of coach Marcelo Bielsa, now find themselves in the relegation zone in the fledgling table.
The day’s other match saw Lorient scramble a 1-1 draw to Bastia thanks to a stoppage-time Benjamin Moukandjo penalty, which cancelled out Floyd Ayite’s early opener.
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