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PSG restore cushion, Lyon hold Les Verts

Published: Sunday 28 April 2013, 23.14CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC returned nine points clear in Ligue 1 after triumphing 1-0 at Évian Thonon Gaillard FC, and third-placed Olympique Lyonnais drew 1-1 with rivals AS Saint-Étienne.
PSG restore cushion, Lyon hold Les Verts
Javier Pastore gave PSG the lead against Évian ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 28 April 2013, 23.14CET

PSG restore cushion, Lyon hold Les Verts

Paris Saint-Germain FC returned nine points clear in Ligue 1 after triumphing 1-0 at Évian Thonon Gaillard FC, and third-placed Olympique Lyonnais drew 1-1 with rivals AS Saint-Étienne.

Paris Saint-Germain FC restored their nine-point cushion at the top of Ligue 1 with a 1-0 success at Évian Thonon Gaillard FC, while the Derby du Rhône ended 1-1 to keep third-placed Olympique Lyonnais ahead of AS Saint-Étienne.

Olympique de Marseille saw off FC Lorient on Saturday to maintain their challenge, but PSG recorded their fifth consecutive league victory to keep themselves on track for a first title win since 1993/94. Javier Pastore made the difference five minutes after the restart, finding the net after being set up by Christophe Jallet on the edge of the area. The capital side lost Marco Verratti and David Beckham to late red cards, but they held on to take the points.

Earlier in the day, Lyon protected their two-point lead over local rivals Saint-Étienne at the Stade de Gerland. Kurt Zouma put the visitors ahead on 29 minutes as they looked to leapfrog their opponents into France's third and final UEFA Champions League spot, but Yoann Gourcuff hit only his second Ligue 1 goal this term to restore parity. Also on Sunday, sixth-placed OGC Nice overcame bottom club ES Troyes AC 3-1.

Last updated: 29/04/13 1.45CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/05/2013 15:37 CET

28/04/2013

ÉvianÉvian0-1PSGPSG

Pastore 50

Venue: Annecy

28/04/2013

NiceNice3-1TroyesTroyes

Civelli 34, Cvitanich 45, Bruins 77

Yattara 20

Venue: Nice

28/04/2013

LyonLyon1-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Gourcuff 54

Zouma 29

Venue: Lyon

27/04/2013

BordeauxBordeaux0-0ReimsReims

Venue: Bordeaux

27/04/2013

AjaccioAjaccio2-1MontpellierMontpellier

Delorte 82 (P), Oliech 90+1

Mounier 56

Venue: Ajaccio

27/04/2013

BrestBrest0-2RennesRennes

Doucouré 28, Montaño 37

Venue: Brest

27/04/2013

ValenciennesValenciennes0-0NancyNancy

Venue: Valenciennes

27/04/2013

BastiaBastia0-0ToulouseToulouse

Venue: Bastia

27/04/2013

LorientLorient0-1MarseilleMarseille

Valbuena 25

Venue: Lorient

26/04/2013

LOSCLOSC3-3SochauxSochaux

Kalou 26, 45+1, Baša 48

Kanté 79, Nogueira 84, 87

Venue: Lille

Standings

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