Ligue 1 round-up: Edinson Cavani maintains form as PSG extend lead
Last Updated: 18/11/17 9:59pm
Edinson Cavani maintained his prolific goalscoring form with two more as PSG beat Nantes 4-1 to extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1.
Cavani broke the deadlock late in the first half and struck again in the second, either side of efforts from Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore as PSG moved six points clear of closest rivals Monaco.
Prejuce Nakoulma replied for Nantes on the hour mark, but there appears to be no stopping Unai Emery's side as they stretched their unbeaten league start to 13 matches.
Second-bottom Strasbourg secured just their third league victory of the season, a 2-1 win at home against 10-man Rennes.
Jeremy Blayac gave Strasbourg a half-time lead before Rennes midfielder Morgan Amalfitano was shown a straight red card for his 63rd-minute challenge on Dimitri Lienard. Stephane Behoken added Strasbourg's second before Rennes grabbed a late consolation through Adrien Hunou.
Julio Tavares scored twice as improving Dijon secured their third win in four league games by coming from behind to beat Troyes 3-1 at Stade Gaston Gerard.
Guingamp survived the final half an hour with 10 men after the dismissal of Lucas Deaux to draw 1-1 at home against Angers.
Metz failed to add to their solitary league win this season, but held on for a point in a goalless draw at Toulouse despite the first-half dismissal of their Senegal defender Fallou Diagne for his foul on Andy Delort.