Ligue 1 review

PSG close in on title

April 21, 2013

Paris St Germain took another significant step towards their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years as they comfortably saw off the challenge of 10-man Nice 3-0 at Parc des Princes.

Paris Saint-Germain players celebrate during their win against Nice
GettyImagesParis Saint-Germain players celebrate during their win against Nice

Jeremy Menez opened the scoring after 10 minutes, while a Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty - awarded following a foul by David Ospina that saw the Nice goalkeeper sent off - and Clement Chantome's late effort completed a one-sided outcome.

Two late goals saw Lille fight back from behind to win 2-1 at Bastia and keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive.

A late Bordeaux equaliser in a 2-2 draw denied Sochaux the chance to move out of the relegation zone but was surely not enough to revive their hopes of qualifying for Europe via the league.

Benjamin Moukandjo bagged a second-half brace as Nancy moved out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone for the first time since September with a 3-1 victory over Evian.

Gregory Pujol scored the only goal as Valenciennes pulled seven points clear of the Ligue 1 relegation zone with a narrow 1-0 victory at Reims.

Jeremie Aliadiere struck 13 minutes from time to hand Lorient all three points in a 1-0 win at Toulouse.

With both sides well clear of both the battles for Europe and to avoid relegation, the match had a lethargic feel and rarely sparked prior to Aliadiere's late intervention.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.