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PSG beat Lyon 4-1 with Mbappe on bench as title looms

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PSG's Lucas Beraldo (l) celebrates his goal in a 4-1 win over Lyon in the French league. (AP PHOTO)
Camera IconPSG's Lucas Beraldo (l) celebrates his goal in a 4-1 win over Lyon in the French league. (AP PHOTO) Credit: AP

Paris Saint-Germain have 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.

PSG are 11 points ahead of second-placed Monaco with five games left for each side. Third-placed Brest are 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 Matic turning in a cross for an own-goal and PSG defender Lucas Beraldo scoring from close range.

Striker Goncalo Ramos made it 3-0 with a firm header.

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After forward Ernest Nuamah pulled a goal back for Lyon with a low strike from 20 metres, Ramos finished off a fine counterattack shortly before the break in a high-scoring first half.

PSG remain on course for an unprecedented club treble. Coach Luis Enrique's side are through to the Champions League semi-finals and face 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.

Brest dropped to third with their loss to Monaco and sit two points behind Monaco, with only four games.

Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria put Monaco ahead in the 40th minute, picking up a loose ball on the left of the penalty area and curling a fine shot into the right corner.

Japan forward Takumi Minamino made it 2-0 just after the break when he turned in a left-wing cross from Krepin Diatta. The goal was disallowed for offside but given when a review ruled Diatta was onside.

Monaco finished with nine players after midfielder Eliesse Ben Seghir and defender Wilfried Singo were sent off in stoppage time as tempers frayed.

Also on Sunday, Europa League semi-finalists Marseille secured a 2-2 draw at Toulouse when substitute Faris Moumbagna scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time with a superb overhead kick.

Midfielder Jean Onana headed Marseille in front in the 38th after Jordan Veretout's shot was deflected and looped into the air.

Defender Rasmus Nicolaisen equalised in first-half stoppage time and attacking midfielder Yann Gboho fired the home side ahead in the 82nd.

Canada striker Jonathan David scored his 17th league goal of the campaign as fourth-place Lille beat Strasbourg 1-0 to move one point behind Brest, having played one game less.

Metz won 1-0 at Le Havre in a match between relegation battlers, with Metz climbing to 15th and Le Havre dropping to 16th in the relegation-promotion playoff spot.

Georgia midfielder Georges Mikautadze, whose 23 league goals helped Metz to secure promotion last season, scored in the 46th minute.

Montpellier won 2--1 at Reims with Jordan winger Mousa Al Tamari grabbing a late winner.

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