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Pacesetters Paris prevail at Rennes

Published: Saturday 14 December 2013, 22.02CET
Thiago Motta, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edinson Cavani got the goals as Paris Saint-Germain prevailed 3-1 at Stade Rennais FC to stay two points clear of AS Monaco FC, who also won.

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Published: Saturday 14 December 2013, 22.02CET

Pacesetters Paris prevail at Rennes

Thiago Motta, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edinson Cavani got the goals as Paris Saint-Germain prevailed 3-1 at Stade Rennais FC to stay two points clear of AS Monaco FC, who also won.

Paris Saint-Germain maintained their two-point lead at the Ligue 1 summit with a 3-1 triumph at Stade Rennais FC, with rivals AS Monaco FC beating EA Guingamp 2-0.

Thiago Motta opened the scoring with his first league goal of the season on 19 minutes, firing into the far corner from outside the area. Cedric Hountondji then brought down Blaise Matuidi to offer Zlatan Ibrahimović the chance to bury his 14th Ligue 1 effort this term from the penalty spot shortly after half-time, before Romain Alessandrini reduced the deficit from a free-kick.

Despite that goal, Laurent Blanc's men made sure of victory when Edinson Cavani found the net in added time. Monaco then replied with a success of their own, Anthony Martial hitting the target after just four minutes and Layvin Kurzawa following suit close to the interval, Guingamp having lost Jonathan Martins Pereira to a second yellow card midway through the first half.

Also on Saturday, fourth-placed FC Nantes went down 2-1 at home to Toulouse FC and OGC Nice arrested a run of seven consecutive losses by overcoming FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 1-0. FC Lorient won 2-1 at AC Ajaccio and the game between Évian Thonon Gaillard FC and Stade de Reims ended 1-1. On Friday, AS Saint-Étienne moved sixth by prevailing 1-0 at Montpellier Hérault SC in Rolland Courbis's first match as Montpellier coach.

Last updated: 14/12/13 22.25CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/12/2013 22:52 CET

14/12/2013

AjaccioAjaccio1-2LorientLorient

Arrache 44

Aboubakar 38, Aliadière 73

Venue: Ajaccio

14/12/2013

ÉvianÉvian1-1ReimsReims

Jonathan Mensah 73

Ayité 90+1

Venue: Annecy

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GuingampGuingamp0-2MonacoMonaco

Martial 4, Kurzawa 42

Venue: Guingamp

14/12/2013

NantesNantes1-2ToulouseToulouse

Djilobodji 82

Didot 55, Akpa-Akpro 71

Venue: Nantes

14/12/2013

NiceNice1-0SochauxSochaux

Bautheac 24

Venue: Nice

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RennesRennes1-3ParisParis

Alessandrini 67

Thiago Motta 19, Ibrahimović 52 (P), Cavani 90+1

Venue: Rennes

13/12/2013

MontpellierMontpellier0-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne

Gradel 75

Venue: Montpellier

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