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Ligue 1 title within touching distance for Paris

Published: Wednesday 23 April 2014, 22.33CET
Blaise Matuidi's 89th-minute goal broke the resistance of ten-man Évian Thonon Gaillard FC and moved Paris Saint-Germain to the brink of retaining the Ligue 1 title.
Ligue 1 title within touching distance for Paris
Blaise Matuidi is mobbed after his late winner for Paris ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 23 April 2014, 22.33CET

Ligue 1 title within touching distance for Paris

Blaise Matuidi's 89th-minute goal broke the resistance of ten-man Évian Thonon Gaillard FC and moved Paris Saint-Germain to the brink of retaining the Ligue 1 title.

Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of retaining the Ligue 1 title after a 1-0 home victory against ten-man Évian Thonon Gaillard FC.

Laurent Blanc's side were heading for a frustrating draw against the team who in December ended their 36-match unbeaten run in all competitions when substitute Blaise Matuidi, running on to Lucas's reverse pass, stabbed the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Jesper Hansen with one minute remaining.

Their fifth-bottom opponents, hitherto four games undefeated, had played with ten men since the dismissal of defender Kassim Abdallah just after the hour.

Paris, playing their game in hand after winning the French League Cup at the weekend, are ten points clear of second-placed AS Monaco FC with four fixtures left and will wrap up the championship on Sunday if they defeat FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

Elsewhere, Olympique Lyonnais drew 0-0 at mid-table Toulouse FC and remain fifth, nine points adrift of the third UEFA Champions League place, occupied by LOSC Lille.

Last updated: 24/04/14 17.56CET

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French Ligue 1 2013/14

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Last updated: 23/04/2014 20:22 CET

23/04/2014

ParisParis1-0ÉvianÉvian

Matuidi 89

Venue: Paris

23/04/2014

ToulouseToulouse0-0LyonLyon

Venue: Toulouse

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