PARIS: Runaway French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain maintained a 14-point advantage at the top of the table after a 2-0 victory over struggling Troyes.

Coach Unai Emery took the opportunity to give a substitute’s debut to Timothy Weah, the son of Liberia president and ex-PSG and AC Milan striker George Weah.

Without the injured duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, both goals came in the second half through Angel di Maria and Christopher Nkunku.

Neymar will be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for foot and ankle injuries which might yet threaten his presence at the World Cup finals in Russia in June and July.

However Brazil’s team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said the procedure in Belo Horizonte “went perfectly,” according to the CBF.

A statement added: “Rehabilitation will begin immediately with the presence of a PSG physiotherapist. He will be re-evaluated in around six weeks in order to specify a possible date when he can return to training.”

Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive player last August when PSG paid 222 million euros ($271 million) to sign him from Barcelona, has 53 goals in 83 games for Brazil, with 28 goals and 16 assists for the Ligue 1 leaders this season.

PSG need 17 points from their remaining 10 games to guarantee their fourth league title in the last five seasons. They are also on course for the domestic treble, facing Monaco in the final of the French League Cup on 31 March and playing Caens in the semi-final of the French Cup.

They also host Champions League holders Real Madrid on Tuesday, aiming to recover from a 3-1 first leg beating.