Cavani on historic Ligue 1 scoring run for PSG

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The PSG forward netted another goal on Wednesday which sees him off to the best start of any scorer since the 1970s

If there were questions over Edinson Cavani's ability to lead the line for PSG after the club failed to win Ligue 1 last season, they can all be tossed aside now. 

Sure, the Uruguay has benefited from the club adding two more stars in the form of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, but it's Cavani who is on a record scoring pace in Ligue 1. 

The 30-year-old has scored 17 times in 15 matchdays, the best record of scoring since Josip Skoblar hit the same mark during the 1970/71 season with Marseille. 

Cavani could have reached 17 early in the match from the penalty spot. But after coming out on top in a short talk with Neymar over who would take the spot-kick the Uruguayan saw his penalty saved.

Neymar put PSG 1-0 up in the second half with a lovely strike of his own, but Cavani was not to be denied. 

The win helped PSG match their own record for points won at this stage of the campaign, with the club having collected 41 of the 45 on offer to this point of the season. 

The club reached the same mark in both 1985/86 (when adjusted to wins equalling three points) and 2015/16, with no other side having ever reached that total this quickly. 

With the club now holding a 10-point gap over nearest rival Marseille, the French top flight is theirs to lose. 

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