PSG on cusp of French title after Lyon lose 3-0 at Caen


Paris St Germain are almost certain to retain their Ligue 1 title after second-placed Olympique Lyonnais’ 3-0 loss at Caen on Saturday left them six points behind with two games left.

PSG, who demolished En Avant Guingamp 6-0 on Friday, have 77 points and a better goal difference (+45 to +38) than Lyon who were physically overwhelmed by struggling Caen.

The home side’s Nicolas Benezet scored twice in four minutes before the break and Sloan Privat rounded off a comfortable win five minutes from time.

Laurent Blanc’s PSG, who need a point to guarantee a third straight title, travel to Montpellier and host Stade de Reims while Lyon welcome Girondins de Bordeaux and visit Stade Rennes in the last two rounds of matches.

“We deserve nothing, tonight we were devoured by Caen,” Lyon midfielder Steed Malbranque told Canal Plus.

“We started too timidly. For the title, it’s over, now we have to focus on retaining that second place,” he added with his side six points ahead of Monaco who play on Sunday.

On Sunday, fourth-placed Olympique de Marseille, who have 60 points, take on third-placed Monaco, on 65, eyeing a Champions League qualifying spot.

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