PSG gets back to winning ways with Evian defeat

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Paris, France ( - Paris Saint-Germain returned to winning ways on Sunday as the defending Ligue 1 champions claimed a comfortable 4-2 victory over Evian at the Parc des Princes.

After a momentary and somewhat inexplicable loss of form last week which saw Les Parisiens suffer a surprising 4-2 defeat at that hands of struggling Bastia, Laurent Blanc's club was hoping for a quick start to erase the memory of last week's poor start, but it was Evian that struck first after 14 minutes when Cedric Barbosa fired home to give the visitors the early lead.

The capital club roared back to take the lead when David Luiz netted the equalizer on the half-hour mark and Marco Verratti put the hosts ahead eight minutes later.

Evian pulled level in the 63rd minute after PSG defender Gregory van der Wiel knocked the ball into his own net for the own goal. But PSG dominated the remainder of the match as Javier Pastore put the home side ahead for good in the 74th minute and Edinson Cavani added an insurance tally in the 89th minute to secure an important three points.

The result sends PSG back to third place in Ligue 1 with 41 points, but the club is still four behind leaders Lyon for the top spot. Evian, meanwhile, are winless in three straight across all competitions and remain in the bottom three with 20 points.

Also in Ligue 1 on Sunday, Marseille pulled to within one point of leaders Lyon with a 2-1 win over Guingamp at the Stade Velodrome.

The match remained scoreless until the 84th minute when Mario Lemina fired home to give Marseille the lead and Andre-Pierre Gignac added a second goal in the 89th minute.

Claudio Beauvue fired home a 90th-minute penalty to pull Guingamp within one, but it wasn't enough as Marseille claimed all three points.

Sunday's final Ligue 1 fixture saw Rennes and Saint Etienne play to a scoreless draw.