Match Report: Paris Saint-Germain 4 Leicester City 0
- Paris Saint-Germain inflict a first defeat of pre-season on Leicester City
- City have a host of chances but are unable to convert
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani gave the French champions a lead from the penalty spot midway through the first half while the dangerous Jonathan Iknoe bundled home from a counter attack to made it 2-0 just before the break.
The Foxes had excellent chances through Daniel Amartey, Riyad Mahrez, Leonardo Ulloa, Ahmed Musa and Marc Albrighton, but were made to pay again as Lucas headed PSG into a 3-0 lead just after the hour mark.
Substitute Odsonne Edouard then beat the offside trap to stroke a finish into the bottom corner in the final minute and cap a fourth consecutive pre-season victory for the French outfit.
It was a tentative start from both sides at StubHub Center, as they both adopted a cautious approach on a pitch that was only a few days old.
The first real opportunity to get a decent delivery into the box came for PSG in the 10th minute after Hernandez brought down Maxwell on the left. The City man picked up a booking for his trouble but Kasper Schmeichel was alert to the free kick and gathered ahead of Cavani.
Former Real Madrid and Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria then tried to find the same target from the same flank moments later, but his delivery was just out of reach.
PSG's threat was growing, and but for a goal line clearance from Amartey they would have had the lead after Thiago Motta powered a header at goal from Di Maria's corner.
It was from the spot that the French champions eventually took the lead on 26 minutes after Amartey collided with Ikone right on the edge of the area. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, where Cavani sent Schmeichel the wrong way with a thunderous strike.
On the half hour a brilliant combination between Ben Chilwell and Shinji Okazaki put Jeffrey Schlupp through before he was tripped on the edge of the box by Motta. Mahrez stepped up and forced a fabulous fingertip save from
CITY: Schmeichel; Hernandez (Simpson 46), Huth, Morgan (c), Chilwell (Fuchs 46); Mahrez (Gray 66), Amartey (Drinkwater 46), Mendy (King 66), Schlupp (Albrighton 46); Ulloa, Okazaki (Musa)
SUBS NOT USED: Wasilewski, Zieler
PSG: Areola, Kimpembe, Stambouli, Motta (c), Cavani, Pastore, Di Maria, Meunier, Maxwell, Luiz, Ikone
SUBS: Trapp, Silva, Verratti, Lucas, Aurier, Kurzawa, Ben Arfa, Edouard Krychowiak, Nkunku, Rabiot, Georgen, Deschamps, Callegari
GOALS: Cavani pen 26, Iknoe 45, Lucas 65, Edouard 90
REFEREE: Ismail Elfath
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