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Matuidi delighted by defence

20 January 2014 06:44

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi felt his side's high tempo and pressing was the reason behind their 5-0 demolition on Nantes.

The defending champions also kept a clean sheet for the first time in eight competitive matches in the match played on Sunday, and Matuidi underlined the importance of staying tight at the back.

"I think we started really well, we tried to recover the ball high up the pitch, which helped us to win," Matuidi said.

"We knew we would dominate possession but we wanted to recover the ball really fast - within 15 seconds after we lost it - we did that and it kept us on top.

"It's important that we didn't concede a goal - it's a positive sign that we managed to correct this part of our game because it's been a while since we've kept a clean sheet."

Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu also described it as PSG's best performance of the season so far.

"Yes maybe it was one of our most perfect games because we dominated almost all of it," Sirigu said.

"I think it was one of our most complete performances of the season."

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PSG

W W W L D

5 - 0

Competition
Ligue 1
Date
19 January 2014
Game week
21
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
5 - 0
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
45956

Goals

1 - 0
Z. Ibrahimovic (PG) 36'  
2 - 0
Thiago Motta 51'
(assist by B. Matuidi) 
3 - 0
E. Cavani 58'
(assist by Z. Ibrahimovic) 
4 - 0
5 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
29
27
5
6
7
16
21
# Player Bookings
19
11
7
6
10
21
30

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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0

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