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Matuidi brace boosts PSG in French Ligue 1


Paris : Blaise Matuidi’s 93rd-minute winner earned defending Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) a 3-2 away victory over FC Metz and three crucial points in their Ligue 1 title race.

PSG drew level with league leaders AS Monaco on 77 points but are second due to a huge deficit in goal difference. Monaco however, have a game in hand. Nice, four points adrift, were placed third, reports Xinhua news agency.

PSG built a comfortable two-goal advantage in the first half on Tuesday, both assisted by Brazilian left-back Maxwell Scherrer Cabelino Andrade.