VIDEO: Caen 0-6 Paris Saint-Germain [Ligue 1] Highlights 2016/17
The Uruguayan was unstoppable as Unai Emery’s men romped to victory, as Lucas Moura and Jean-Kevin Augustin also found the net during the crushing win
Edinson Cavani struck four times in the opening 45 minutes as Paris Saint-Germain hammered Caen 0-6 in Ligue 1 on Friday to get back to winning ways.
Cavani opened the scoring in the 12th minute, finishing well from Maxwell’s low cross, and the Uruguay international soon made it 2-0 from the penalty spot.
Syam Ben Youssef gave the ball away to Lucas Moura and then fouled the winger, with Cavani beating Remy Vercoutre with a well-struck spot-kick into the goalkeeper’s bottom-right corner.
The hat-trick was completed seven minutes before the break, Cavani slotting in at the near post from another stunning move down the PSG left involving Angel Di Maria, before the striker scored again, finishing off Thomas Mounier’s pass to make it a rout.
Lucas added a fifth from range with 23 minutes to go and Jean-Kevin Augustin wrapped up the scoring with a powerful finish from the edge of the area.
PSG were winless in three matches going into this game but move top of the Ligue 1 table following their stunning return to form, while Caen remain in mid-table.
Cavani scored in the first minute against Arsenal in the Champions League in midweek and he almost broke the deadlock early again, shooting wide in the fourth minute after a terrific lofted pass from Di Maria.
He did not have to wait long for the goal, though, as he found the back of the net after just 11 minutes.