French title race goes to last day as PSG wins, Lille draws

<p>PARIS &mdash; Paris Saint-Germain routed Reims 4-0 to take the French title race to the last day, as Lille drew 0-0 at home to Saint-Etienne on Sunday for a one-point lead at the top.</p>
<p>Both teams are away next weekend, with PSG at Brest and Lille facing Angers.</p>
<p>PSG coasted after Reims had defender Yunis Abdelhamid sent off in the 11th minute for a handball, and Neymar converted the penalty with a staggered run-up followed by a typically casual shot which sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.</p>
<p>Kylian Mbappe doubled the lead midway through the first half after a mistake from defender Thomas Foket, who sent the ball in his own penalty area straight to Mbappe for a league-leading 26th goal and 40th overall this season.</p>
<p>Central defender Marquinhos scored with a trademark downward header midway through the second half and Italy striker Moise Kean completed the scoring in the last minute.</p>
<p>Lille struggled to break down an organized Saint-Etienne side but came close to scoring in the 36th when Luiz Araujo’s shot sailed just wide after he latched onto striker Burak Yilmaz’s astute pass.</p>
<p>Lille almost won during injury time but attacking midfielder Yusuf Yazici’s free kick hit the post and Yilmaz’s shot from the rebound was blocked by a defender.</p>
<p>Monaco won to keep its title hopes alive. It is one point ahead of Lyon, which is chasing third place and the Champions League qualifying rounds.</p>
<p>Monaco beat seventh-place Rennes 2-1 with Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin setting up striker Wissam Ben Yedder’s 21st league goal of the campaign and adding the second goal with a slightly deflected strike.</p>
<p>Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta grabbed two goals and star forward Memphis Depay one as Lyon coasted to a 5-2 win at 19th-place Nimes, which was relegated by the defeat.</p>
<p>Midfielder Houssem Aouar added the fourth following a fine team move and substitute forward Islam Slimani headed in the fifth from close range for Lyon.</p>
<p>Marseille moved into pole position for fifth and a Europa League berth by beating Angers 3-2, but only after the visitors rallied from 2-0 down to 2-2.</p>
<p>Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik then netted an injury-time penalty to complete a hat trick and take his tally to nine in 15 games since joining on loan from Napoli.</p>
<p>Marseille is three points ahead of sixth-place Lens, which lost 3-0 at Bordeaux.</p>
<p>Nantes won 4-0 at last-place Dijon for a fourth straight win but remained 18th and in the relegation-playoff position because Lorient won 2-1 at home to Metz to stay 17th.</p>
<p>Lorient is level on points with 16th-place Brest, which may need a result against PSG next weekend, and 15th-place Strasbourg with the sides only apart on goal difference.</p>
<p>Imposing striker Ludovic Ajorque scored both goals in Strasbourg’s 2-0 win at Nice.</p>
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