Two minutes after halftime, Di Maria ran onto a clever flick from Julian Draxler and dinked the ball over goalkeeper Erwin Zelazny, who rushed off his line. It was his 13th goal since January, and he looks certain to start against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku wrapped up the win with a well-taken goal in the 77th, cutting inside a defender and rifling in a shot.
Moments later, 18-year-old striker Timothy Weah – the son of Liberia President and former PSG striker George Weah – went on for midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. He almost scored after going clean through right at the end, but Zelazny denied him.
PSG remained 14 points clear of second-place Monaco with 10 games left and is coasting to the title. It was all very comfortable against 18th-placed Troyes, even with PSG’s three best forwards missing.
”We didn’t concede any chances and closed them down well,” PSG coach Unai Emery said. ”We were patient.”