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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc happy with first away win

Paris Saint-Germain was relieved to see his Ligue 1 champions finally claim their first away win of their campaign on Wednesday.

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After drawing three consecutive league games on the road, PSG emerged 2-0 winners over Caen at the Stade Michel d'Ornano.

Goals from Brazilian duo Lucas Moura and Marquinhos saw off Caen as PSG rose to second in the standings after seven matches, three adrift of leaders Marseille.

Blanc, who is facing the sack according to various media outlets in France, was understandably pleased to claim maximum points away from home.

"It's a win, I'll let you judge if it is reassuring or not," Blanc said post-game.

"Me and what makes me happy is that we got to take these three points finally.

"After trips where we had failed to take these points, we had not taken and that we had put in the urgency to take three."

While PSG are the only undefeated team in France's top flight, the capital club have failed to reach the lofty standards that were set last season.

However, Blanc said he believes PSG are slowly finding their feet in 2014-15.

"There is not yet the bright character of the game last year, but I think we are gradually coming back," the Frenchman said.

"Physically, we are not on top, it showed again in the second half where we dug a little bit more than the first. But despite that we created chances."

Another man understandably pleased with the result was goalscorer Lucas, who has been subjected to criticism in recent weeks.

Along with Blanc, Lucas has shouldered a significant amount of scrutiny this season, with former team-mate Jeremy Menez criticising the Brazilian on Tuesday.

However, Lucas hit back with the opening goal against Caen.

"I'm very happy with the victory but also my goal," Lucas said.

"These are three important points and I think we played a great game. Now we will have a good rest.

"I know I'm able to score. I just need to trust [my ability]. I feel good. We know we can do better."

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