Lavezzi's brace leads PSG past Bastia

Furiani, France ( - Ezequiel Lavezzi scored on either side of the intermission on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain rolled to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Basita at the Stade Armand-Cesari.

Coming off an uplifting 2-0 win over rivals Marseille in Le Classique last weekend, Ligue 1 leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasted no time putting his side in front has he bagged his 23rd goal of the season just six minutes in.

Lavezzi then netted his first of the afternoon in the 19th minute for a quick 2-0 lead.

Bastia rarely threatened the PSG goal as they created 12 shot attempts, but only managed three on goal. PSG then put the result away two minutes from time when Lavezzi completed his brace to wrap up all three points.

The result sees PSG retain a comfortable margin atop the Ligue 1 table, while Bastia remain in ninth place on 37 points.

Elsewhere in Ligue 1 on Saturday, former Manchester United and Fulham man Dimitar Berbatov scored his first goal for Monaco, while James Rodriguez added a second goal as the principality club claimed a 2-1 result over relegation strugglers Sochaux at the Stade Louis II.

Cedric Cambon scored the only goal of the match four minutes into the second half to send Evian to a 1-0 win over Guingamp, while Sigamary Diarra's tally in the second minute of stoppage time to rescue a point for Ajaccio in a 2-2 stalemate with Nantes.

Christopher Aurier, Eden Ben Basat and Ben Yedder all scored inside the final 20 minutes of play to lift Toulouse to a 3-2 win over Reims, while Abdul Waris's goal 14 minutes from time handed Valenciennes a 2-1 result over Rennes.