Ligue 1 Conforama

PSG make it five of the best in Toulouse

Ligue 1 Conforama > Match Reports
16/10/2010

Mevlut Erding broke his two-month-long goal drought as Paris Saint-Germain stretched their unbeaten run to five league matches with a 2-0 victory in Toulouse on Saturday.

 Toulouse FC / Logo Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-Germain: 0-2

While Antoine Kombouaré's men have been in the ascendancy, Alain Casanova's side have slumped after winning their first four matches of the campaign, and Mamadou Sakho's 11th-minute goal and Erding's 57th-minute effort - his first since the opening day of the season - condemned the hosts to a second defeat in a five-game winless run.

PSG had lost on their last two visits to the Stadium, but saw Nene go close to opening the scoring even before Sakho did - the up-and-coming defender firing home after Ludovic Giuly's initial effort had been blocked.

The visitors had not conceded a goal in their last six competitive matches, and as the defence remained watertight, the forwards sought to add to their advantage, but Giuly fired straight at Matthieu Valverde when well-placed. 

Daniel Braaten has been in excellent form in front of goal for Toulouse and the Norwegian tested Edel in the visitors' goal before Erding made life more comfortable for the club from the capital - the Turkish international claiming his second goal of the season and lifting the growing pressure on himself to find the net after Giuly had provided an inviting cross.

The former Barcelona man has found a new lease of life this season, and a long-range shot tested Valverde before Paulo Machado brought the best out of Edel.

Peguy Luyindula should have added a third in the dying seconds, but somehow steered Stéphane Sessegnon's cross wide of an unguarded net.

 








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