- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

Paris Saint-Germain is looking to seal its second successive title at Sochaux on Sunday and could do so without kicking a ball if second-placed Monaco fails to beat relegated Ajaccio on Saturday.

At the other end of the table, Valenciennes is desperate for victory in a relegation battle at Guingamp to give it hope of survival.

Here are five things to know about this weekend’s matches:



Paris Saint-Germain can secure its second successive French league title with a record number of points if it wins at relegation-threatened Sochaux on Sunday.

PSG beat lowly Evian 1-0 on Wednesday to move 10 points clear of second-placed Monaco with four matches remaining.

“The victory will give us confidence for Sunday,” PSG captain Thiago Silva said. “We have had a magnificent 10 months. It would be a pity if we didn’t finish off the job well.”

It would be PSG’s second trophy in little over a week after the capital side beat Lyon 2-1 in the French League Cup final last weekend.

Victory would also see PSG beat Lyon’s record of 84 points in a season. It currently has 82.



Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has warned his players not to take anything for granted despite being on the verge of securing its second successive French league title.

PSG will retain its title if it beats Sochaux on Sunday and could also secure the crown without kicking a ball if Monaco fails to win at bottom club Ajaccio 24 hours earlier.

PSG has a 10-point advantage over Monaco with four matches remaining and a vastly superior goal difference.

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