Cabaye opens PSG account

Yohan Cabaye admitted he has made 'a step forward' in his career after scoring his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in their UEFA Champions League victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

The French side have one foot in the quarter-finals of the competition after cruising to a 4-0 victory over their hosts in the first leg of their last-16 tie at the BayArena, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic the man of the moment.

The Swedish striker scored two before the interval after Blaise Matuidi's early opener, with his first coming from the penalty spot and the second a screamer into the top corner from outside the box.

Emir Spahic saw red for a second booking after the break with former Newcastle midfielder Cabaye introduced from the bench in the 67th minute and he wrapped up the scoring two minutes from time.

Cabaye told Sky Sports: "The first half was great, we were winning 3-0, so I was happy to see that kind of performance from the team and I was looking forward to coming on.

"It was very important (to score). It is never easy to change team in January. I am adapting well, I think, and I just wanted to score my first goal to be a real PSG player.

"I think it is a step forward for me. I have a lot of respect for my old team-mates at Newcastle, but now I am playing for the title in France and in the Champions League.

"There is a long way to go. We have a great team and all the players want to win every competition and we are just working for that."