Paris St-Germain 4-0 Leicester: Ligue 1 champions cruise past Foxes
By James Walker-Roberts
Last Updated: 31/07/16 11:19am
Paris Saint-Germain produced an impressive performance to beat Leicester 4-0 in the International Champions Cup in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
Having already seen off Inter Milan and Real Madrid in pre-season, the Ligue 1 champions were dominant from almost the first whistle to the last at the StubHub Center.
Edinson Cavani gave PSG the lead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute and Nanitamo Jonathan Ikone doubled the advantage late in the half.
Substitute Lucas Moura headed in a third in the 64th minute and Odsonne Edouard scored a fourth in the closing stages to seal a convincing win.
Leicester next travel to Stockholm to face Barcelona before the Community Shield against Manchester United on Sunday.
Jamie Vardy could make his return in either of those matches after again not featuring against PSG.
Summer signings Luis Hernandez and Nampalys Mendy did start along with Riyad Mahrez.
But it was PSG who dominated the early stages and got the breakthrough in the 26th minute when Daniel Amartey swiped away Ikone's legs in the box and Cavani stepped up to convert the penalty.
Leicester responded well and Mahrez forced a sharp save from Alphonse Areola from a free-kick before Amartey headed wide after the keeper punched a corner out to him.
PSG grabbed a second late in the half on the counter as Ikone swept home from Thomas Meunier's centre.
Ahmed Musa, Danny Drinkwater and Marc Albrighton were among the players introduced at the break by the Foxes.
And the Premier League champions should have quickly pulled a goal back as Leonardo Ulloa saw a shot saved and then Musa failed to convert from eight yards out with the keeper out of position.
From then on it was PSG who controlled much of the half and Lucas, one of six substitutes on the hour mark, headed in a third.
Albrighton missed the target from a promising position after being played in by Demarai Gray and the French side capped off victory late on as Edouard kept his composure to finish past Kasper Schmeichel.