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Persistence pays off for Cavani as he scores PSG's winner

PARIS (AP) Thankfully for Paris Saint-Germain, Edinson Cavani's persistence finally paid off as he scored the winner in a 1-0 victory at Lille on Friday.

It was a vital goal, moving second-place PSG within three points of leader Nice, which will be confident of beating struggling Nantes at home on Sunday.

Cavani anticipated Angel Di Maria's clever pass from the left and chested it down brilliantly, before swiveling to fire powerfully past goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama in the 64th minute.