Di Maria put the host ahead on four minutes when he found the top corner from the edge of the box after collecting Giovani lo Celso's pass. The Argentine made it 2-0 11 minutes later from point-blank range with Dijon in disarray. It got worse for the visitor, who fell 3-0 in the 21st as Cavani headed home from Di Maria's cross. Three minutes before the break, Neymar curled a superb free kick past Baptiste Reynet as PSG continued to pile the pressure.
Four goals, two assists—Neymar was on fire tonight ? pic.twitter.com/x56MyoJJ2A— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 17, 2018
Neymar doubled his tally 12 minutes into the second half, beating Reynet from close range. The Brazilian was at hit again in the 73rd, slaloming past six Dijon players before finding the back of the net with a powerful shot from just inside the box. Four minutes later, Mbappe was set up by Neymar and the French international scored PSG's seventh goal with a left-foot shot and Neymar rubbed salt in the visitor's wounds when he converted an 83rd-minute penalty. The former Barcelona player, who also set up two goals, was booed when he took the penalty as Cavani would have broken the club scoring record had he taken and converted it.
Neymar's game by numbers vs. Dijon: 61 (77%) passes completed 11 shots 7 take-ons completed 4 goals 2 chances completed 2 assists Total annihilation. pic.twitter.com/tB4Ec4ZtUb— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 17, 2018
Earlier, Nabil Fekir and Houssem Aouar helped Lyon move above Olympique de Marseille and Monaco into second place. They lead Marseille, who beat RC Strasbourg 2-0 Tuesday, by one point and Monaco, who were held to a 2-2 draw with Nice, by two. RESULTS Amiens 1 (Konate 72) Montpellier 1 (Skhiri 33) Angers 3 (Thomas 33, 58, Capelle 81) Troyes 1 (Khaoui 51) Guingamp 0 Lyon 2 (Fekir 25, Aouar 58) Lille 1 (Alonso 41) Rennes 2 (Siliki 85, Andre 89) Metz 3 (Riviere 13-P, Dossevi 16, Roux 77) St-Etienne 0 Toulouse 1 (Gradel 90+6-P) Nantes 1 (Krhin 19) PSG 8 (Di Maria 4, 15, Cavani 21, Neymar 42, 57, 73, 83-P, Mbappe 77) Dijon 0 POINTS TABLE Teams P W D L GD Pts PSG 21 18 2 1 52 56 Lyon 21 13 6 2 28 45 Marseille 21 13 5 3 21 44 Monaco 21 13 4 4 27 43
Edinson Cavani joins Harry Kane and Ciro Immobile in the 20-goals club this season ? pic.twitter.com/DVyVaYiDl8— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 18, 2018