French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 4-1 Reims

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 33 goals in all competitions for Paris St-Germain this season

Paris St-Germain need a maximum of 10 more points to retain the Ligue 1 title after Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and made two more in a win over Reims.

Laurent Blanc's side remain 24 points clear of Monaco, who beat bottom club Troyes 3-1 later on Saturday.

Gregory van der Wiel put PSG in front, but Prince Oniangue headed Reims level after an error by keeper Kevin Trapp.

Ibrahimovic made it 2-1, played in Edinson Cavani for the third and then volleyed in Van der Wiel's pass.

Television replays showed the Sweden striker should have been ruled offside when he scored the fourth goal, his 23rd in Ligue 1 this season.

However, he was excellent despite that piece of good fortune, with two finely judged passes to set up Van der Wiel and Cavani to score, in addition to his goals.

Despite the ease of unbeaten PSG's victory, there was concern for manager Blanc as winger Angel Di Maria was forced off with a first-half injury.

Saturday's Ligue 1 round-up

Kylian Mbappe broke Thierry Henry's record as the youngest scorer in Monaco's history as they defeated bottom club Troyes 3-1.

The Paris-born forward, aged 17 years and 62 days, scored the third in stoppage time after Guido Carillo had earlier scored twice.

Henry, who went on to have two spells with Arsenal, was 17 years and 254 days when he scored his first Monaco goal in a 6-0 win over Lens in April 1995.

Ajaccio missed the chance to move above Reims and out of the relegation zone, conceding a 91st-minute equaliser to Danish striker Martin Braithwaite in a 1-1 draw at next-to-bottom Toulouse.

Guingamp are just three points above the bottom three after letting a 2-0 lead slip as they lost 4-3 at Lorient. Montpellier moved four points clear of danger with a 3-2 victory at Angers.

Line-ups

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der WielBooked at 33mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forMatuidiat 45'minutes
  • 8MottaSubstituted forMarquinhosat 72'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 40'minutes
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9CavaniBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 4Stambouli
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 14Matuidi
  • 17Maxwell
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu

Reims

  • 1Carrasso
  • 22Tacalfred
  • 23Mandi
  • 5El Kaoutari
  • 28ConteSubstituted forNdomat 64'minutes
  • 6Devaux
  • 4Kankava
  • 3Signorino
  • 8Oniangué
  • 9Bifouma KoulossaSubstituted forFortesat 76'minutes
  • 12de PrevilleSubstituted forBangouraat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fofana
  • 7Fortes
  • 10Charbonnier
  • 11Rigonato Rodrigues
  • 14Bangoura
  • 16Agassa
  • 17Ndom
Referee:
Jerome Miguelgorry
Attendance:
45,489

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamReims
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Reims 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Reims 1.

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lass (Reims).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Abdelhamid El Kaoutari.

Attempt missed. Mickaël Tacalfred (Reims) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Antoine Devaux.

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aissa Mandi (Reims).

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

Franck Signorino (Reims) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain).

Abdelhamid El Kaoutari (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Johann Carrasso.

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Attempt blocked. Aly Ndom (Reims) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Odaïr Fortes.

Booking

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

Franck Signorino (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aly Ndom (Reims).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Odaïr Fortes.

Substitution

Substitution, Reims. Odaïr Fortes replaces Thievy.

Attempt missed. Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Johann Carrasso.

Attempt missed. Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mickaël Tacalfred (Reims).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos replaces Thiago Motta.

Hand ball by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 4, Reims 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel with a cross.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura tries a through ball, but Blaise Matuidi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Reims. Aly Ndom replaces Antoine Conte.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Adrien Rabiot tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain).

Antoine Conte (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Antoine Devaux.

Attempt blocked. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Layvin Kurzawa.

Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Abdelhamid El Kaoutari (Reims).

Attempt missed. Prince Oniangué (Reims) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lass with a cross following a set piece situation.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 20th February 2016

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG27234067135473
2Monaco271310440301049
3Nice2711883930941
4Saint-Étienne26124103129240
5Lyon26116938281039
6Nantes2610972624239
7Rennes2691163431338
8Angers27107102727037
9Bordeaux2791083639-337
10Caen26113122735-836
11Marseille2681173627935
12Lorient2781093941-234
13Bastia26104122529-434
14Montpellier2795133333032
15Lille2661372020031
16Guingamp2787123138-731
17Reims2778122838-1029
18GFC Ajaccio27610112838-1028
19Toulouse27410132645-1922
20Troyes2728172056-3614
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