Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has told Brazilian TV he still needs around a month to recover from a foot operation. They can't play in one club. Cavani was soon involved for the better in the 14th minute, as he cleverly fed Dani Alves into the area and the Brazilian set up Lo Celso for an easy finish. Monaco had no answer to PSG's brilliance and Di Maria added a third after just 20 minutes, the winger racing on to Cavani's pass and outrageously scooping the ball over the helpless Danijel Subasic. Doubts have been cast over Lo Celso's ability to marshal the midfield from deep this season, but he was assured here and completed his brace with a near-post header inside the half hour (27').
To his vast credit, Lopes remained willing to swim as hard as he could against the tide, and minutes into the second half he was close to reducing the arrears further, stealing Cavani's pass intended for Thiago Silva before drawing a save from Areola (50').
Emery's charges were not done there as they were gifted a sixth in the 76th minute thanks to an own goal from Monaco's Radamel Falcao.
Julian Draxler rounded off the scoring for PSG in the 86th minute, with German attacker turning home Thomas Munier's cross. "Perhaps he'll have time to play a few matches before the end of the season". Rony Lopes scored in the first half for Monaco but by that point, it was 4-1 to PSG, with Unai Emery's side proceeding to run out comfortable winners.
Leonardo Jardim's Monaco won the hearts of neutrals last term with their swashbuckling style and faith in talented youngsters, but the sale of key players - including Kylian Mbappe to the Parc des Princes, initially on loan - coupled with PSG's all-out approach in the transfer market had the writing on the wall early in the campaign. Manchester City, who wrapped up the English Premier League title after Manchester United's surprise 1-0 loss to West Bromwhich Albion on Sunday, have the next most with 93.