French Ligue 1
Lorient0Paris St G1

Lorient 0-1 Paris St-Germain

Thiago Motta

Thiago Motta scored the only goal as Paris St-Germain defeated Lorient to move 11 points clear in Ligue 1.

Motta bundled the ball over the line after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shot was parried by goalkeeper Fabien Audard.

PSG, who face Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, secured their eighth successive victory in all competitions.

The defending champions are now 11 points ahead of Monaco, who host third-placed Lille on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic went close to doubling the lead for Laurent Blanc's side seven minutes into the second half but Audard tipped away the Sweden striker's fierce effort from 20 yards.

Lorient thought they had scored an injury-time equaliser but Bryan Pele's effort was ruled out for offside.

Line-ups

Lorient

  • 16Audard
  • 31Doukoure
  • 17Baca
  • 10CoutadeurSubstituted forPeléat 78'minutes
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 24Lautoa
  • 8Jouffre
  • 21Traoré
  • 11AliadiereSubstituted forDialloat 61'minutes
  • 9Aboubakar
  • 22Monnet-Paquet

Substitutes

  • 2Koné
  • 7Diallo
  • 13Abdullah
  • 19Pelé
  • 26Wachter
  • 27Reale
  • 30Chaigneau

Paris St G

  • 30Sirigu
  • 26Jallet
  • 17Maxwell
  • 8Motta
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago SilvaSubstituted forAlexat 30'minutes
  • 24VerrattiBooked at 60minsSubstituted forCabayeat 62'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani
  • 22LavezziSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 7Menez
  • 13Alex
  • 21Digne
  • 27Pastore
  • 29Lucas Moura
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
16,116

Match Stats

Home TeamLorientAway TeamParis St G
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Lorient 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lorient 0, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

Maxime Baca (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Fabien Audard.

Attempt saved. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.

Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic following a fast break.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos tries a through ball, but Lucas Moura is caught offside.

Offside, Lorient. Yann Jouffre tries a through ball, but Bryan Pelé is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Alain Traoré with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Marquinhos.

Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alain Traoré (Lorient).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wesley Lautoa (Lorient).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Substitution

Substitution, Lorient. Bryan Pelé replaces Mathieu Coutadeur.

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain).

Alain Traoré (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alain Traoré (Lorient).

Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yann Jouffre (Lorient).

Attempt blocked. Yann Jouffre (Lorient) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kévin Monnet-Paquet.

Attempt saved. Christophe Jallet (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edinson Cavani with a cross.

Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maxime Baca (Lorient).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kévin Monnet-Paquet (Lorient) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Yohan Cabaye replaces Marco Verratti.

Substitution

Substitution, Lorient. Sadio Diallo replaces Jérémie Aliadière.

Booking

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Maxime Baca (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Lorient. Conceded by Christophe Jallet.

Attempt missed. Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Thiago Motta with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Fabien Audard.

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Attempt missed. Jérémie Aliadière (Lorient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Vincent Aboubakar.

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