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Football: Cavani scores on return as PSG defeat Marseille 2-0

Published on Mar 3, 2014 6:20 AM
Paris' Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at the Parc Des Princes Stadium, in Paris, on Mar 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

PARIS (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) continued their relentless quest to retain the Ligue 1 crown on Sunday as they overcame bitter rivals Marseille 2-0 at the Parc des Princes to move eight points clear.

Laurent Blanc's side notched up their 19th win in 27 outings, against just one defeat, as they rode second half goals from Brazilian left-back Maxwell and Uruguayan Edinson Cavani to see off Jose Anigo's side.

Ligue 1 top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic released former Inter Milan and Barcelona defender Maxwell on 50 minutes and the Brazilian international calmly placed the ball beyond Steve Mandanda in the visitors' goal.

Blanc's men locked up shop following the goal and rarely gave Marseille a clear cut chance as they extended their record to 16 wins and three draws after opening the scoring.

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