PSG coasts to 3-0 win against Reims in French lge

JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer Published:

PARIS (AP) -- Edinson Cavani made the most of a rare start in his favored center forward position, scoring his 15th league goal of the season as French leader Paris Saint-Germain coasted to a 3-0 win over Reims to move provisionally 16 points clear of second-place Monaco.

Cavani has been unhappy playing in a position wide on the right this season, but with Zlatan Ibrahimovic facing several weeks out after tearing the back of his right thigh in the midweek Champions League win against Chelsea, he will now get several games as striker.

In the 43rd minute, he timed his run well to meet right back Gregory Van der Wiel's cross and poke the ball past goalkeeper Kossi Agassa. PSG's other two goals were own goals from Aissa Mandi in the second half.