International

Matuidi bids to keep PSG perfect

2015-09-10 08:55
Blaise Matuidi (AFP)

Paris - French champions Paris Saint-Germain and dynamic midfielder Blaise Matuidi will aim to extend their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season on Friday night.

The reigning Ligue 1 champions are at home to a depleted Bordeaux side.

Laurent Blanc's men have collected maximum points through their first four matches with France international Matuidi playing an integral role in their early success.

The 28-year-old has had a hand in four of the club's seven goals so far, notably netting the opener in a 2-0 victory over Gazelec Ajaccio before his second-half strike earned PSG all three points in a 1-0 win at Montpellier a week later.

Matuidi's exploits haven't been limited to Ligue 1 either with the Frenchman in sparkling form on the international stage as well.

His brace against Serbia on Monday, the second goal a stunning long-range volley, steered the Euro 2016 hosts to a 2-1 win in Bordeaux and prompted fellow Les Bleus midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to label him as PSG's key man.

"He is such a good player. He is maybe not the grandest name in the PSG team but, in my view, he is the most important player in that team," said Schneiderlin, in quotes published by French sports daily L'Equipe.

"He is now scoring goals, which completes his game," added the Manchester United midfielder.

Angel di Maria stayed in Paris over the international break after being left out of Argentina's squad to allow him to work on his fitness and could also make his first start for PSG against a Bordeaux side still missing the likes of Cheick Diabate and Lamine Sane as well as the suspended Clement Chantome.

Ligue 1 fixtures

Friday

Paris Saint-Germain v Bordeaux 

Saturday

Lyon v Lille, Troyes v Caen, Montpellier v Saint-Etienne, Nice v Guingamp, Lorient v Angers, Toulouse v Reims

Sunday

Gazelac Ajaccio v Monaco, Nantes v Rennes, Marseille v Bastia

Read more on:    paris st germain  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.