PSG on verge of record-equaling 10th title, Marseille win

Paris Saint-Germain has all but sealed a record-equaling 10th French league crown with five rounds to spare by winning 3-0 at Angers.

Paris Saint-Germain all but sealed a record-equaling 10th French league crown with five rounds to spare by winning 3-0 at Angers on Wednesday.

PSG is 15 points ahead of second-place Marseille and has a vastly superior goal difference, 

but still needs one point at home against Lens on Saturday to clinch the title.

PSG is set to move level with Saint-Etienne, which won its 10th title in 1981 and is fighting to stay up this season. 

PSG only had two titles to Marseille’s nine when cash-rich Qatari owners QSI bought PSG in 2011.

Rennes stays third in the Champions League playoff place on goal difference ahead of fourth-place Strasbourg 

And fifth-place Monaco, which beat Nice 1-0 at home to leapfrog its local rival.

At Stade Velodrome, Marseille fell behind midway through the first half when Brazilian midfielder Andrei Girotto was set up by midfielder Wylan Cyprien.

Payet equalized in the 39th but Marcus Coco restored the lead two minutes later for French Cup finalist Nantes.

Payet’s second penalty in the 55th made it 12 league goals for the former France playmaker, seven of them from the spot.