Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic was at his enigmatic best as champions Paris Saint-Germain continued their inexorable march towards retaining the Ligue 1 title with a 3-0 win at Bastia on Saturday. The big Swedish forward scored the opening goal and then set up Ezequiel Lavezzi for the second with an outrageous back-flick. He also teed up the diminutive Argentine for the killer third two minutes from time with a headed flick-on.
The result briefly sent PSG 11 points clear of their only remaining potential title rivals Monaco, who then brought the gap back to eight points with a 2-1 home win over lowly Sochaux later on Saturday.
This was the fifth straight win for Laurent Blanc's PSG team since a 1-1 draw at Monaco in the league in early February and the team have racked up 16 goals in that period. "Our aim is to win matches, if that allows us to stretch out the gap we'd be delighted," said Blanc.