The runaway Ligue 1 leaders were straight onto the front foot as Neymar’s cross found Georginio Wijnaldum in acres of space, but the Dutchman, fresh from scoring a brace in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, missed the target with his header. Bordeaux had only suffered one defeat in seven games coming into this one, but they couldn’t live with the quality on offer from the visitors. Kylian Mbappé’s cross found Neymar at the far post, and the Brazilian cut inside the defender before drilling the ball past Benoît Costil at the near post.
It had taken a real piece of quality to unpick Vladimir Petković’s side, and the second came from something even better. Neymar and Mbappé combined again with a sumptuous one-two, as the Frenchman’s backheel teed up his partner in crime to slot into the far corner. Two superb strikes had given ‘Les Parisiens’ a comfortable and seemingly unassailable HT lead.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men emerged after the interval trying to tie up all three points with Neymar looking for his hat-trick. He spurned a good opportunity for a third, firing at the near post once more but this time Costil was equal to the task. PSG did find another goal on the hour mark, as Ander Herrera sliced the defence in half to find Wijnaldum who unselfishly found Mbappé for a tap-in.
Bordeaux were down but not out, as Alberth Elis capitalised on some sloppy play at the back to keep the game alive in the dying embers. A surprise second followed in stoppage time as Jimmy Briand and M’Baye Niang linked up beautifully to unpick the defence and set PSG hearts racing. A third was out of reach though, and PSG held on to extend their unbeaten run at Bordeaux to eight games and move ten points clear at the top of Ligue 1.