PSG kept the pressure in Ligue 1 leaders Monaco on Saturday, courtesy of a thumping 5-0 win against Bastia.
The goal of the game came from Marco Veratti, who scored a cracking long-range effort.
However, the strike was mired in controversy, with the Italian midfielder cheekily catching out Bastia ‘keeper Jean Leca, who was actually trying to help up Veratti’s injured team-mate, Blaise Matuidi.
The incident happened on 35 minutes, with PSG already 1-0 up courtesy of Lucas Moura.
With Matuidi lying down injured inside the Bastia box after a Paris attack, the ball found its way out to the right flank where it went out of play.
Leca looked to help the prone Matuidi back up on his feet, but in doing was totally taken surprise when Veratti lashed in a superb effort from outside the box.
Marco Verratti scores a worldy from 30 yards for PSG while the Bastia goalkeeper checks on an injured Blaise Matuidi.
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Not surprisingly, Leca was livid with the officials after conceding goal. And indeed, it was rather cheeky.
Still, in fairness, Leca really should’ve kept his eye on the ball and not on Matuidi.
PSG would go on to score three more goals to enjoy a 5-0 win which sees them three points behind Monaco at the top of Ligue 1,
However, Monaco still have a game in hand and look set to finally break the Parisians’ recent stranglehold on the title.