PSG march on in one-sided league

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Paris St-Germain’s 2-0 win over Bastia on Friday night saw Laurent Blanc’s side go a massive 22 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 standings – and the season’s only just reached the halfway mark.

The Parisians have been in hugely dominant form on the domestic front, winning 17 of their 20 matches and drawing the remaining three. They’ve scored 50 goals in 20 games to average from than two goals a game, while they concede less than once every two games.

Second-placed Angers beat Caen on Saturday to reduce the league leaders’ advantage to 20 points, but already the league looks like it’s done and dusted with 18 games still to play.

PSG aren’t alone in domestic domination either.

Over in Greece, Olympiakos, who have won 17 of the last 19 Superleague Greece titles, currently lead the way by 18 points from AEK Athens. While their advantage at the top is marginally less than that of PSG, their record is even better.

Marco Silva’s side have won all 17 of their opening league fixtures to sit on the maximum achievable total of 51 points.

For both PSG and Olympiakos there is still some way to go before they have secured the silverware, but if they need inspiration to keep up their winning runs, they only need look to Italy where Juventus won last season’s league title by a whopping 17 points.