Paris, March 29 (QNA) - Paris Saint-Germain moved closer to the
French league title by defeating Nice 1-0 to provisionally extend its
lead over Monaco to 13 points.
The defending champion won with an own goal from Nice fullback
Timothee Kolodziejczak in the 52nd minute after Zlatan Ibrahimovic
headed a cross from Javier Pastore into the path of Edinson Cavani.
Kolodziejczak tried to intercept Cavani but only succeeded in
flicking the ball into his own net.
PSG stretched its winning streak to nine games in all competitions.
PSG had a scare in the 11th minute when Nice striker Dario Cvitanich
headed in a free kick, but the goal was disallowed for offside.
PSG soon dominated possession, but heroics from goalkeeper David
Ospina enabled Nice to reach halftime with a clean sheet. The
Colombia keeper tipped a curling shot from Cavani around the post in
the 34th, parried an angled strike from Ibrahimovic in the 36th and
saved a header from an unmarked Thiago Silva on the stroke of
Lucas Digne nearly doubled the lead in the 73rd but Nice defender
Mathieu Bodmer cleared the PSG left back’s low strike off the line
after Ospina denied Ibrahimovic.
On Saturday, it’s: Sochaux vs. Marseille; Ajaccio vs. Toulouse;
Evian vs. Monaco; Montpellier vs. Valenciennes; Nantes vs. Bordeaux;
and Reims vs. Lorient.
On Sunday, third-place Lille hosts Guingamp, Saint-Etienne visits
Lyon and Rennes faces Bastia. (QNA)