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PSG crush Lyon to stand on brink of Ligue 1 title

PSG crush Lyon to stand on brink of Ligue 1 title

Paris Saint-Germain are on the brink of winning another French Ligue 1 title after crushing Lyon 4-1 on Sunday, the same scoreline by which they beat FC Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek. PSG, who have not lost a Ligue 1 game since September, are now 11 points clear of Monaco in second with just five matches of the campaign remaining. It means that they will secure a 10th French title in 12 seasons if they win at Lorient in a rearranged game on Wednesday and Monaco fail to beat Lille at the same time.

Paris Saint-Germain played the whole game without Kylian Mbappe and still routed Lyon 4-1 at home to move closer to a record-extending 12th French league title on Sunday (Apr 21).

PSG is 11 points ahead of second-place Monaco with five games left for each side. Third-place Brest is out of contention after earlier losing 2-0 at home to Monaco.

Mbappe watched from the bench at Parc des Princes as his teammates moved 2-0 ahead after only six minutes, with Lyon midfielder Nemanja Matić turning in a cross for an own-goal and PSG defender Lucas Beraldo scoring from close range.

Striker Gonçalo Ramos made it 3-0 with a firm header. After forward Ernest Nuamah pulled a goal back for Lyon with a low strike from 20 meters, Ramos finished off a fine counterattack shortly before the break in a high-scoring first half.

PSG remains on course for an unprecedented club treble. Coach Luis Enrique’s side is through to the Champions League semifinals and faces Lyon in the French Cup final next month.

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette played against PSG one week after a face injury saw him taken off on a stretcher and, although he had a shot saved in the first half, he did not look as sharp as usual.