Ligue 1 review

PSG extend lead at top of Ligue 1

November 23, 2013
By ESPN Staff,

Paris Saint-Germain beat Reims 3-0 on Saturday to provisionally move seven points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

PSG celebrate after Zlatan Ibrahimovic wrapped up the points.
GettyImagesPSG celebrate after Zlatan Ibrahimovic wrapped up the points.

Lucas Moura fired into the top corner in the 24th minute and Jeremy Menez doubled the lead from a tight angle in the 60th. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his ninth league goal to seal the win in stoppage time.

Reims midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak missed a penalty in the 68th minute which could have given the home side hope of rescuing a point.

Lyon drew with Valenciennes 1-1 to move into sixth place, level on points with Guingamp, Reims and Bastia.

Bafetimbi Gomis put Lyon ahead by nodding in a cross from Henri Bedimo in the 17th minute. But Valenciennes substitute Jean-Christophe Bahebeck levelled in the 66th, cutting inside to score with a curling shot.

Thibault Giresse converted a penalty in the 77th to salvage a 1-1 draw for Guingamp at Montpellier. Remy Cabella had given Montpellier the lead with a long-range strike into the top corner in the 70th minute. Montpellier's winless streak stretched to six games in all competitions.

Rennes and Bordeaux also played to a 1-1 draw. Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik headed in a corner for the hosts in the 63rd minute. But Bordeaux striker Cheick Diabate capitalised on poor Rennes defending to equalise seconds later. Bordeaux remained level on points with mid-table Rennes.

Sochaux salvaged a 1-1 draw with Bastia when Emmanuel Mayuka scored in the 74th minute. Ryad Boudebouz had given Bastia the lead with a 31st-minute goal.

Vincent Aboubakar bagged an early brace as Lorient roared to a surprise 4-0 victory over 10-man Evian. Aboubakar scored twice in the opening 13 minutes and, after Evian defender Fabrice Ehret had seen red just before the hour mark, the visitors sealed victory in the closing stages through Sadio Diallo's strike and Yann Jouffre's penalty.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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