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French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain wins thanks to Thiago Silva and all-Brazilian back-four

A Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty was the difference between PSG and St. Etienne, with Laurent Blanc pleased with his side's display.

Paris Saint-Germain moved level with second placed Olympique de Marseille in the Ligue 1 table thanks to a slender 1-0 win over AS St Etienne at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday night. It was not the most enthralling of encounters, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic's controversial penalty after 61 minutes was the ultimate difference between the two sides. The result keeps Laurent Blanc's men four points behind league leaders Olympique Lyonnais and four points in front of St Etienne.

Sometimes, all that matters...

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Blanc: PSG kept control and won

A Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty was the difference between PSG and St. Etienne, with Laurent Blanc pleased with his side's display.

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Fournier relieved after Metz win

Lyon head coach Hubert Fournier was pleased with his side for a job well done after their 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Metz on Sunday.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic spot on for Paris Saint-Germain in 1-0 win vs. St Etienne

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic battles for the ball with Kevin Theophile-Catherine of St Etienne during their Ligue 1 match. Ibrahimovic would score the only goal of the game as PSG went on to win 1-0.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the only goal as Paris St Germain put pressure on the top two in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 victory at St Etienne.

The Sweden striker's penalty on the hour earned Laurent Blanc's men back-to-back wins in the league as they closed the gap on leaders Lyon to four points.

St Etienne are now four points behind their opponents in fourth, having seen their 12-match unbeaten run brought to an end.

It was the hosts who had the first glimpse of goal through Yohan Mollo, although his shot...

Stade Rennes 1-4 Caen

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Caen climbed off the bottom of the Ligue 1 table by producing a shock 4-1 victory at Rennes.

The Normandy side had propped up the standings for much of the season following their promotion but, after putting four past Reims last week, they put mid-table Rennes to the sword by the same scoreline.

Sloan Privat's early opener at the Stade de la Route de Lorient was cancelled out by Benjamin Andre but Rennes had no answer to second-half goals from Lenny Nangis, Julien Feret and Damien Da Silva.

Caen seemingly...