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PSG scraps to laborious 4-2 win over Evian

Defending champion PSG struggles again in 4-2 win over Evian in French League

PSG scraps to laborious 4-2 win over Evian

PARIS (AP) -- Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain again struggled for inspiration in a scrappy 4-2 win over Evian Sunday in the French league.

After claiming just one point in its three previous matches, Laurent Blanc's side was caught cold in the 14th minute when Cedric Barbosa fired home with a half-volley.

Evian keeper Benjamin Leroy then denied PSG's handful of half chances until Brazil defender David Luiz leveled from a corner at the half-hour mark.

Marco Verratti scored his first goal for the club eight minutes later after Evian defenders failed to clear a long free kick but PSG defender Gregory van der Wiel's comical own goal brought back Evian into the game.

Javier Pastore restored the hosts' lead with a precise volley and Edinson Cavani sealed PSG's win two minutes from time.

Updated : 2021-09-26 05:35 GMT+08:00