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Matuidi moves PSG ten points clear

Published: Saturday 13 April 2013, 20.15CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC strengthened their hold on the Ligue 1 summit by edging out ES Troyes AC 1-0 to stride ten points clear of closest pursuers Olympique de Marseille.

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Published: Saturday 13 April 2013, 20.15CET

Matuidi moves PSG ten points clear

Paris Saint-Germain FC strengthened their hold on the Ligue 1 summit by edging out ES Troyes AC 1-0 to stride ten points clear of closest pursuers Olympique de Marseille.

Blaise Matuidi's second-half strike against the club where he began his career proved sufficient for Paris Saint-Germain FC to register a 1-0 victory at bottom side ES Troyes AC and move ten points clear in Ligue 1.

The France midfielder – suspended for the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg at FC Barcelona in midweek – finished first time after Gregory Van der Wiel's cross was not cleared by the hosts' defence. Carlo Ancelotti's team were made to work hard for their 20th league win of the campaign, though.

Troyes's Stéphane Darbion struck a post early on and goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu denied Marcos from close range, before Matuidi landed the decisive blow 20 minutes after the restart. 

FC Girondins de Bordeaux arrested a run of three games without a win by condemning Montpellier Hérault SC to a 4-2 defeat. Évian Thonon Gaillard FC also flexed their muscles to beat Stade Rennais FC by the same scoreline and move three points clear of the relegation places.

Meanwhile, AS Nancy-Lorraine remain third from bottom after being held to a 1-1 draw by AC Ajaccio, while fellow strugglers Stade Brestois 29 lost 2-0 to Stade de Reims. For their part, FC Lorient SC made light work of SC Bastia, strolling to a 4-1 home success.  

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.55CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

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Last updated: 16/04/2013 18:40 CET

13/04/2013

LorientLorient4-1BastiaBastia

Jouffre 45+1, Corgnet 55, Aliadière 75, 83

Modeste 59

Venue: Lorient

13/04/2013

ÉvianÉvian4-2RennesRennes

Kana-Biyik 2 (o.g.), Berigaud 34, Ninković 79, Sagbo Latte 83

Feret 22, Boye 69

Venue: Annecy

13/04/2013

AjaccioAjaccio1-1NancyNancy

Mostefa 7

Paul Alo'o 5

Venue: Ajaccio

13/04/2013

BordeauxBordeaux4-2MontpellierMontpellier

Sané 11, Diabaté 24, Plašil 26, Saivet 54

Cabella 45+1, Stambouli 90+1

Venue: Bordeaux

13/04/2013

BrestBrest0-2ReimsReims

Fauvergue 28, Diego 77

Venue: Brest

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TroyesTroyes0-1PSGPSG

Matuidi 65

Venue: Troyes

12/04/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes0-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Venue: Valenciennes

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