French champion PSG aiming for 100 points after Bordeaux win
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 23, 2018 07:39 AM
FILE - PSG players celebrate at the end of the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Monaco at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Sunday, April 15, 2018. PSG won 7-1. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
PARIS (AP) — With the French title already wrapped up, Paris Saint-Germain remains on course to reach 100 points after scraping a 1-0 win at Bordeaux on Sunday.
Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso's 77th-minute strike from the edge of the penalty area moved PSG onto 90 points, and a massive 20 ahead of deposed champion Monaco.
PSG has already won the League Cup and is through to the French Cup final next month. It needs three wins and a draw from the last four rounds to guarantee 100 league points.
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The strikers failed to score but midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou's goal earned fifth-place Nice a hard-fought 1-0 home win against Montpellier.
Mario Balotelli and Alassane Plea have scored 14 league goals each this season. But neither could find a way past Montpellier's defense, the second best behind PSG.
Lees-Melou finally did get through, scoring with a fine strike from just outside the penalty area.
It was an important win in the hunt for a Europa League playoff place, especially since Saint-Etienne beat 18th-place Troyes 2-1 to stay one point behind in sixth place.
Slovenia striker Robert Beric came off the bench to score twice in the second half, taking his tally to seven in 11 league games.