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PSG beats Montpellier 1-0, opens 8-point lead

Friday - 3/29/2013, 7:29pm  ET

Paris Saint Germain's coach Carlo Ancelotti reacts during their League One soccer match between PSG and Montpellier at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Friday March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) -- Paris Saint-Germain opened an eight-point lead in the French league as it warmed up for a Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona, winning 1-0 at home against Montpellier on Friday night.

Kevin Gameiro scored in the 80th minute, eight minutes after coming into the match, off a pass from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. David Beckham also entered in the 72nd.

PSG (18-5-7) has 61 points, while Lyon (15-6-8) has 53 going into Sunday's game against visiting Sochaux. PSG hosts Barcelona on Tuesday in the first leg of their quarterfinal matchup.

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