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PSG looks to win French league title with depleted squad

AP  |  Paris 

After running away at the top of the standings all season, Paris Saint-Germain has found it hard to wrap up its eighth title.

The defending champions needed a draw at second-place on Sunday, but lost 5-1 the team's biggest defeat since Qatari investors QSI took charge in 2011.

In the previous match, needed a home win against but twice fell behind in a 2-2 draw.

The next match, with a squad depleted by and suspensions, will be at Nantes on Wednesday.

"We didn't win against or but we remain very confident," coach said Tuesday.

Tuchel has six players injured, including forwards Neymar, and Angel Di Maria, and defender Left back Juan Bernat, who was sent off against Lille, and center half are both suspended.

holds a 17-point lead in the standings, but second-place can still mathematically rise to the top.

Even if PSG loses to Nantes, however, it could win the title before facing at home on Sunday if Lille fails to win at Toulouse earlier in the day.

Tuchel said Neymar, who injured his right foot again in January , no longer feels any

PSG will face Rennes in the French Cup final on April 27.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 21:35 IST