French Ligue 1
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Lorient 0-1 Paris St-Germain

Thiago Motta

Thiago Motta scored the only goal as Paris St-Germain defeated Lorient to move 11 points clear in Ligue 1.

Motta bundled the ball over the line after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shot was parried by goalkeeper Fabien Audard.

PSG, who face Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, secured their eighth successive victory in all competitions.

The defending champions are now 11 points ahead of Monaco, who host third-placed Lille on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic went close to doubling the lead for Laurent Blanc's side seven minutes into the second half but Audard tipped away the Sweden striker's fierce effort from 20 yards.

Lorient thought they had scored an injury-time equaliser but Bryan Pele's effort was ruled out for offside.

Line-ups

Lorient

  • 16Audard
  • 31Doukoure
  • 17Baca
  • 10CoutadeurSubstituted forPeléat 78'minutes
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 24Lautoa
  • 8Jouffre
  • 21Traoré
  • 11AliadiereSubstituted forDialloat 61'minutes
  • 9Aboubakar
  • 22Monnet-Paquet

Substitutes

  • 2Koné
  • 7Diallo
  • 13Abdullah
  • 19Pelé
  • 26Wachter
  • 27Reale
  • 30Chaigneau

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 26Jallet
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 8Motta
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago SilvaSubstituted forda Dias Costaat 30'minutes
  • 24VerrattiBooked at 60minsSubstituted forCabayeat 62'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 7Menez
  • 13da Dias Costa
  • 21Digne
  • 27Pastore
  • 29Lucas Moura
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
16,116

Match Stats

Home TeamLorientAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lorient 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lorient 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  4. Post update

    Maxime Baca (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Fabien Audard.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic following a fast break.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Offside, Lorient. Yann Jouffre tries a through ball, but Bryan Pelé is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Alain Traoré with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Marquinhos.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alain Traoré (Lorient).

  14. Post update

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Wesley Lautoa (Lorient).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Ezequiel Lavezzi.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Lorient. Bryan Pelé replaces Mathieu Coutadeur.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain).

  19. Post update

    Alain Traoré (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 21st March 2014

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