Ligue 1: PSG maintain five point lead over Monaco

Last Updated: 19/01/14 10:46pm

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Paris St Germain maintained their five-point lead over Monaco at the Ligue 1 summit with a 5-0 demolition of Nantes.

Paris St Germain maintained their five-point lead over Monaco at the Ligue 1 summit with a 5-0 demolition of Nantes.

Thiago Silva put the hosts in front inside 10 minutes and Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty made it 2-0 at the break. Thiago Motta increased the hosts' advantage six minutes into the second half, before Edinson Cavani got in on the act and Ibrahimovic completed his double.

Monaco kept their own house in order in the title race as they won 2-0 at Toulouse.

Claudio Ranieri's side are at the mercy of a PSG capitulation with regard to their hopes, but maintained some pressure on the capital club with this win.

They are comfortable in second and knew they could not go top, but Layin Kurzawa and Lucas Ocampos made sure of the points to at least keep PSG on their toes.

Lyon extended their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Reims at the Stade August-Delaune.

Alexandre Lacazette set Les Gones on their way with a first-half strike before Gueida Fofana scored his first goal of the season with six minutes left to secure the points for the visitors.

Defeat for Reims, their first in the league since November, meant Hubert Fournier's team missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog Nantes and Marseille into fifth place.

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