Di Maria broke the deadlock when he chipped over the advancing Zelazny two minutes into the second half, which was played in a downpour. The Argentine was replaced by Daniel Alves 10 minutes later as coach Unai Emery looked to keep key players fresh for Tuesday. Nkunku added the second goal in the 77th minute from a cross by Alves with complaints by Troyes coach Jean-Louis Garcia so vociferous and insistent that he was sent to the stands in the 80th.
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A minute later, Timothy Weah, son of 1995 world player of the year George Weah, now president of Liberia, was given his Ligue 1 debut by PSG – 8,312 days after his father’s last match for the club in May 1995, according to the sports daily L’Equipe. Weah might have scored but his late effort was parried by Zelazny. Alves netted the rebound but it was ruled offside. Neymar had surgery on a foot and ankle injury he suffered last weekend against Olympique de Marseille, which sparked fear he might not be fit for the World Cup in Russia. RESULTS Troyes 0 PSG 2 (Maria 47, Nkunku 77) Amiens 0 Rennes 2 (Khazri 41, Sarr 86) Metz 1 (Roux 32) Toulouse 1 (Amian 84) St-Etienne 2 (Beric 45+1, 61) Dijon 2 (Tavares 32, Said 55) Angers 3 (Tait 1, Toko Ekambi 89, Traore 90+4) Guingamp 0 SUNDAY'S MATCHES Caen v Strasbourg, Montpellier v Lyon and Marseille v Nantes POINTS TABLE Teams P W D L GD Pts PSG 28 24 2 2 67 74 Monaco 28 18 6 4 39 60 Marseille 27 16 7 4 24 55 Lyon 27 14 8 5 24 50
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