Paris Saint-Germain took the chance to put Ligue 1 title rivals Olympique Lyonnais under pressure on Saturday with a 6-1 thrashing of Lille OSC at Parc des Princes.
Hubert Fournier's men led PSG only thanks to their superior goal difference coming into the match, but the capital club wiped out most of OL's advantage with a ruthless display against Les Dogues to provisionally go three points clear.
Ezequiel Lavezzi scored a hat trick, while Edinson Cavani helped himself to two and Maxwell...
Ezequiel Lavezzi scored a hat trick as Paris Saint-Germain stated their Ligue 1 title credentials loud and clear with a 6-1 demolition of Lille.
Goals from Maxwell and Edinson Cavani inside the first four minutes set the scene and Lavezzi struck twice before half-time to make the game safe.
Marko Basa pulled one back but Cavani's penalty and another Lavezzi strike rounded off a win that lifts PSG three points ahead of Lyon, who play Reims on Sunday.
Laurent Blanc's two-time reigning champions have...
After crashing out of the UEFA Champions League in Barcelona on Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain return to domestic action when they welcome Lille OSC to Parc des Princes on Saturday.
Laurent Blanc's men were under-strength for both legs of their encounter with the Spaniards and suffered a heavy 5-1 aggregate defeat. However, there is no time to sulk about the result with a win needed take PSG back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.
After last Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to AS Saint-Etienne in the Rhone-Alpes...