Match in Photos: Title hopes fading despite putting five past St. Etienne

Paris Saint Germain can have their heads held high after Sunday night when they tore Saint Etienne apart, scoring five past Les Verts but the result was put to one side when Monaco also defeated Lille comfortably and have all but put PSG’s hope of winning a fifth straight title to rest.

The game was overshadowed by Christophe Galtier’s farewell after being a magnificent servant for the club. However, PSG played their part in front of a buzzing home atmosphere when Cavani opened the scoring only seconds in with a great header from a Maxwell cross. The Uruguayan was incredible once again and in the second half scored his 49th goal in 48 games in all competition; meaning he is only three goals behind Ibrahimović’s league record, one shy of his overall record set last season.

Lucas Moura was also outstanding on Sunday night. Lucas has come under a lot of scrutiny for his recent performances, and has been linked to a move away from the capital, but his attacking display was a delight to watch. He scored twice and looked a lot sharper in the absence of Angel Di Maria who was seeing out his last game of suspension. Julian Draxler finished the game off late on following a sublime Giovani Lo Celso through ball, who will be hoping for more than 20 minutes against Caen next weekend.

Unfortunately for Les Parisiens, Monaco maintained their winning run as they defeated Lille 4-0 in fine fashion and could seal their first league title for the fist time in a decade with a point at home to Saint Etienne. The chances are faint but at least Paris will go out with pride after their dominant victory for the last time on the road this season.

St Etienne 1
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St 2
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St 3
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st 4
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St 5
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St 6
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St 7
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Final Score: Saint Etienne 0-5 PSG

Top Performance: Lucas Moura – The Brazilian was sharp and played intelligently during the 90 minutes and finished clinically for both of his goals.

Next Match: PSG v Caen, Saturday 20th May, 8:00pm

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