PSG set new points record in French football league

Corsica (France), May 8 (IANS) Star striker Edinson Cavani scored a brilliant hat-trick as champions Paris St-Germain set a new record points total in French Ligue 1 football tournament after an easy 4-0 win over Ajaccio here.

Head coach Laurent Blanc’s runaway leaders moved on to 92 points with two games of the 38-match season remaining. It is the highest points mark tallied by any French team in the country’s top football division.

Uruguay forward Cavani broke the deadlock with a perfectly-placed header before his clinical finish made it 2-0, the BBC reported on Saturday.

The 29-year-old completed his hat-trick with another header before striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed the rout in stoppage time.

The win keeps PSG 27 points clear of nearest rivals Lyon, who thrashed third-placed Monaco 6-1 and have played one game more.

Forward Alexandre Lacazette scored a hat-trick for Lyon, while former Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa got two and midfielder Rachid Ghezzal also found the net.

PSG’s last two league games are away to mid-table Bordeaux on Wednesday before they host Nantes on 14 May.

Blanc’s side, who have also won the French League Cup, meet Marseille in the Coupe de France final on 21 May.



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