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March 01, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to move top of the French league after wasting several good chances in a 0-0 draw away to Monaco on Sunday.

PSG was without top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic through suspension and his absence was telling, as striker Edinson Cavani, winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and attacking midfielder Javier Pastore all fluffed scoring opportunities.

Monaco, which won 3-1 away to Arsenal in the Champions League in midweek, was largely solid in defense in recording a ninth clean sheet in the past 10 league games but mustered only one feeble shot on target.

Veteran striker Dimitar Berbatov came on midway through the second half but made little impact for fourth-place Monaco.

The result leaves PSG one point behind Lyon, which lost 2-1 away to Lorient on Saturday.

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