Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain will aim to close out their domestic campaign in style on Saturday when the club welcomes Reims to the Parc des Princes.
Laurent Blanc's side claimed its third consecutive league title last week with a 2-1 victory over Montpellier. Now, with the title in hand, the capital club will try to close the season in style before their post-match trophy celebration.
French international Blaise Matuidi opened the scoring in the 17th minute when he latched on to a nice through ball from Adrien Rabiot before curling a shot past goalkeeper Jonathan Ligali.
The Montpellier netminder was picking the ball out of his net again in the 25th when a low cross from Serge Aurier was just beyond Edinson Cavani but found the foot of Ezequiel Lavezzi, allowing the Argentine to hammer home a second goal for the visitors.
"We are preparing this final home match of the season, in front of our fans, to celebrate the league title. It's a great moment to share with them. I hope we will still be motivated and have the desire and the determination to play a good game," said Blanc. "I hope we put on a great show, with goals and good football, and I hope Reims come with the same approach. In short, I hope it's a great night. Those are the objectives for Saturday. Then we will turn attentions to the Cup final against Auxerre."
A bit lower down the table, Monaco will aim to lock up their Champions League qualification spot with a win over Lorient.
The principality club comes into Saturday's final game with a two-point lead over fourth-place Marseille, needing a win or a Marseille loss to finish third.
Marseille will attempt to jump over Monaco with a home win at the Stade Velodrome against Bastia, while fifth-place Saint Etienne is still in the mix and looking to close the season with a win over Guingamp.
Also on the final day in the French top flight, Bordeaux hosts Montpellier aiming to secure a top-six finish, while Caen battles Evian and Lens hosts Nantes.
Metz hosts Lille, Rennes tangles with second-place Lyon and the day concludes with Toulouse hosting Nice.