Football

Cavani fires PSG to second

A thunderous second-half strike from Edinson Cavani gave Paris St Germain a 1-0 win over Lille yesterday morning (Singapore time), as the French champions were made to fight all night.

The result sees Unai Emery's PSG climb to second on 23 points behind Ligue 1 leaders Nice, who have 26, ahead of hosting Nantes today.

Third-placed Monaco, on 22 points, travelled to St Etienne yesterday.

It was a real moment of magic from the 29-year-old Cavani as the Uruguayan controlled Angel di Maria's pass with his chest, swivelled and unleashed an unstoppable shot for his 10th league goal of the campaign on 64 minutes.

The first half was marked by a duel between di Maria and Lille's Nigerian international goalkeeper Victor Enyeama, who saved twice from close range.

The Argentinian also had a 22nd-minute goal ruled out for handball. - AFP.

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