Cavani strikes four as PSG sinks Caen

The 6-0 thrashing meant that PSG, which had bagged only one point from its last two league encounters, moves to the top of the standings with 10 points from five games.

Edison Cavani, who wasted a handful of chances in PSG's 1-1 home draw against Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday, scored four times before the break.   -  reuters

Edinson Cavani silenced his critics when he scored four goals in Paris St Germain's 6-0 victory at Caen in Ligue 1 on Friday.

The Uruguay striker, who wasted a handful of chances in the French champion's 1-1 home draw against Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday, found the back of the net four times before the break in a one-sided encounter.

The result meant that PSG, which had bagged only one point from its last two league encounters, moves to the top of the standings with 10 points from five games.

Monaco, Girondins de Bordeaux and Nice, among others, could take over at the top depending on Saturday's results.

Cavani opened the scoring after 12 minutes when he latched onto a Maxwell cross from the left and doubled the tally from the penalty spot after Syam Ben Youssef fouled Lucas in the box.

Maxwell again set up Cavani for the third, the forward tapping in from a cross at the near post seven minutes from the break.

Cavani added a fourth on the stroke of halftime, poking the ball home from Thomas Meunier's cross.

Unai Emery's side's domination continued after the break as Lucas fired home from just outside the box in the 67th.

Forward Jean-Kevin Augustin added a sixth, converting Adrien Radiot's assist 11 minutes from time.

Monaco takes on Stade Rennais and Bordeaux hosts Angers on Saturday.

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