PSG cut Lyon lead to two

  • Last Updated: December 11 2012, 22:17 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the French Ligue 1, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspiring PSG to victory.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Hat-trick hero for PSG
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Hat-trick hero for PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as Paris St Germain narrowed the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Lyon to two points with an emphatic 4-0 away win at Valenciennes.

The Swede opened the scoring in the 28th minute and added two more goals early in the second half before Ezequiel Lavezzi rounded off the rout in the 82nd minute against their fifth-placed opponents.

Elsewhere, Nice proved their European credentials with a hard-fought 1-0 win over nine-man Rennes.

Dario Cvitanich's penalty midway through the second half moved the south-coast club level on points with their opponents and firmly in the hunt for fourth place.

Rennes' cause was certainly not helped by a 53rd-minute red card for Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik and the dismissal of Yassine Jebbour 11 minutes later for conceding the penalty.

Lille scored two second-half goals to claim a 2-0 home win over Toulouse.

Marko Basa broke the deadlock in the 55th minute and Dimitri Payet sealed the points in the 83rd minute.

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