French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 3-0 Reims

Paris's Dutch defender Gregory Van der Wiel (left) and Paris' Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani

Paris St-Germain made light of the absence of top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to comfortably beat Reims and move 16 points clear at the top of the French league.

Ibrahimovic, with 25 goals in Ligue 1, was missing with a thigh problem, but fellow striker Edinson Cavani scored the opener at Parc des Princes.

Cavani poked in Gregory van der Wiel's cross two minutes before half-time.

Reims defender Aissa Mandi scored two own goals after the break.

Second-placed Monaco face Nantes at home on Sunday. If they fail to win, PSG need to win only one of their last six games to seal the title.

Laurent Blanc's PSG side travel to Chelsea for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday, holding a 3-1 advantage over the Premier League side.

They will again be without Sweden striker Ibrahimovic, who is expected to be out for a month after picking up the injury in the first leg.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der WielSubstituted forCamaraat 65'minutes
  • 21Digne
  • 25Rabiot
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 29Lucas MouraSubstituted forOngendaat 72'minutes
  • 4Cabaye
  • 9CavaniSubstituted forLavezziat 65'minutes
  • 27Pastore
  • 7Menez

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 6Camara
  • 8Motta
  • 14Matuidi
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 35Ongenda

Reims

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 16Agassa
  • 23Mandi
  • 3Signorino
  • 4KrychowiakBooked at 69mins
  • 22Tacalfred
  • 25Weber
  • 7FortesBooked at 80mins
  • 6Devaux
  • 12de PrevilleSubstituted forCharbonnierat 69'minutes
  • 8OnianguéSubstituted forCourtetat 79'minutes
  • 20AyitéSubstituted forRigonato Rodriguesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fofana
  • 11Rigonato Rodrigues
  • 14Charbonnier
  • 15Turan
  • 17Albæk
  • 18Courtet
  • 30Placide
Referee:
Laurent Duhamel
Attendance:
46,440

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamReims
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Reims 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Reims 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Hervin Ongenda tries a through ball, but Ezequiel Lavezzi is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gaëtan Charbonnier (Reims) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gaëtan Courtet.

  5. Goal!

    Own Goal by Aissa Mandi, Reims. Paris Saint Germain 3, Reims 0.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thiago Silva.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Reims. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jérémy Menez (Paris Saint Germain).

  9. Post update

    Odaïr Fortes (Reims) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoine Devaux (Reims) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Grzegorz Krychowiak.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Lucas Digne (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

  15. Booking

    Odaïr Fortes (Reims) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Lucas Digne (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Odaïr Fortes (Reims).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Reims. Gaëtan Courtet replaces Prince Oniangué.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Reims. Diego replaces Floyd Ayité.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi tries a through ball, but Lucas Digne is caught offside.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 5th April 2014

  • PSGParis Saint Germain3ReimsReims0
  • BastiaBastia2SochauxSochaux2
  • BordeauxBordeaux2RennesRennes2
  • GuingampGuingamp1MontpellierMontpellier2
  • LorientLorient1Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard1
  • ToulouseToulouse1LilleLille2

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG32247174185679
2Monaco31189450262463
3Lille32179637201760
4Saint-Étienne31166943281554
5Lyon3113994637948
6Marseille32139104334948
7Bordeaux321111103937244
8Toulouse321111104145-444
9Reims321111103943-444
10Bastia32118133548-1341
11Rennes32911124039138
12Montpellier3271783737038
13Lorient32108143843-538
14Nice31115152735-838
15Nantes31107142733-637
16Guingamp3298152934-535
17Evian Thonon Gaillard32811133146-1535
18Valenciennes3178163249-1729
19Sochaux3269172956-2727
20Ajaccio32310193160-2919
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