PSG begin recovery from Barca defeat with win at Lorient
Paris St Germain started their recovery from an embarrassing Champions League exit in Barcelona with a 2-1 win at bottom club Lorient to maintain their Ligue 1 title challenge on Sunday.
PSG, who were humiliated 6-1 away to Barca in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday after winning the first leg 4-0, have 65 points from 29 games and trail Monaco by three points after the leaders beat Girondins de Bordeaux 2-1 on Saturday.
Cavani then found midfielder Christopher Nkunku, who doubled the lead by floating a shot past Benjamin Lecomte.
PSG struggled towards the end of the match, however, as they grew nervous after Michael Ciani reduced the arrears when he headed home from a corner in the 68th minute.
Olympique Lyonnais, who have a game in hand, are fourth on 50 points after thrashing Toulouse 4-0 thanks to a Memphis Depay double, with the former Manchester United forward finding the back of the net with a splendid lob from the halfway line.
"I had seen in the first half that the keeper was far from his line and I kept this in the back of my mind," said Depay.
"When I got the ball I knew where he was and all I had to do was turn around and shoot without thinking. I did not even see the ball go in but I heard the crowd going mad." (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)