Ligue 1, Serie A round-up: PSG plays out goalless draw

PSG coach Laurent Blanc rotated his team to avoid any injuries ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game against Chelsea.

Paris Saint Germain's Jean Kevin Augustin (left) challenges for the ball with Montpellier's Daniel Congre, in Paris on Saturday.   -  AP

Paris Saint-Germain prepared for its Champions League game against Chelsea with an unimpressive 0-0 draw against Montpellier in its Ligue 1 on Saturday.  

PSG coach Laurent Blanc rotated his team at the Parc des Princes to avoid any injuries ahead of Wednesday's match at Stamford Bridge.

PSG’s Edinson Cavani hit the crossbar in the third minute, and Montpellier goalkeeper Laurent Pionnier denied Zlatan Ibrahimovic in stoppage time. 

PSG remained 23 points ahead of second-place Monaco in the standings. In other games, Nice beat Troyes 2-1 and rose to third place in the standings, while sixth-place Saint-Etienne drew 0-0 at Angers.  Lille defeated Reims 2-0, Bordeaux drew with Ajaccio 1-1, and Lorient drew 0-0 at Bastia. 

Napoli beats Chievo Verona

Napoli came from behind to beat Chievo Verona 3-1 and move provisionally level with Juventus, which later visits Atalanta on Sunday, at the top of the Serie A table. 

Nicola Rigoni gave Chievo a surprise lead in the second minute but Gonzalo Higuain leveled four minutes later. Vlad Chiriches and Jose Callejon secured Napoli’s first win in six matches in all competitions.

Sampdoria also beat bottom club Hellas Verona 3-0.

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