PSG beat Bordeaux to move top of the league
APPARIS -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win at Bordeaux on Sunday to move top of the league on goal difference on an emotional night, as the team played its first game since the death of a club staff member.
January 22, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
Ibrahimovic fired home two minutes from halftime after being set up by Lucas for his 19th goal in 18 league games.
Bordeaux struggled to carve out any real chances and has slipped to seventh in the table, 10 points behind the top two.
Henri Saivet came close to snatching a point for Bordeaux nine minutes from time but his 30-yard effort was parried by PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.
There was a minute's silence before the match in memory of Nick Broad, PSG's performance director, who died as a result of injuries he sustained in a traffic accident on Thursday.
PSG is level on points with Lyon, which drew 0-0 at home to struggling Evian on Friday.
Earlier, Rennes strolled to a 2-0 win at Bastia, while teenage star Neal Maupay struck again as Nice beat Lille 1-0.
Rennes dominated from start to finish in Bastia and took the lead in the 34th minute when Julien Feret got past Julian Palmieri and crossed to the far post for Romain Alessandrini to slot home.
The visitors doubled their lead just after the hour mark when Mevlut Erding acrobatically fired home Jean II Makoun's cross past Mickael Landreau, who didn't move.
Bastia only had one shot on goal all game but was awarded a penalty four minutes from time after Yann M'Vila handled in the area.
However, Anthony Modeste slipped slightly as he hit the spot kick and fired it wide.
Rennes could have extended its lead seconds later as Feret saw an effort crash off the right upright.
Rennes is level on points with fourth-place Nice.
The 16-year-old Maupay scored his third goal of the season — in all competitions — five minutes from time to hand Nice all three points.
Lille has won only two of its past eight league games.