PSG beats Montpellier 1-0, opens 8-point lead

Updated: March 29, 2013, 7:23 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain opened an eight-point lead in the French league as it warmed up for a Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona, winning 1-0 at home against Montpellier on Friday night.

Kevin Gameiro scored in the 80th minute, eight minutes after coming into the match, off a pass from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. David Beckham also entered in the 72nd.

PSG (18-5-7) has 61 points, while Lyon (15-6-8) has 53 going into Sunday's game against visiting Sochaux. PSG hosts Barcelona on Tuesday in the first leg of their quarterfinal matchup.

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