WILL DO IT
Earlier, a hotly contested Verratti goal helped PSG to a comfortable 5-0 win over bottom club Bastia.
Lucas Moura smashed a shot off the woodwork and then opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark, before the controversial moment when the hosts went 2-0 up.
With Blaise Matuidi down in the Bastia area and the ball having gone out for a throw, visiting goalkeeper Jean-Louis Leca went to check on the PSG midfielder.
However, the hosts took the throw quickly and Verratti smashed a shot into the net from the edge of the area, catching out Leca.
The goalkeeper ran to protest to the referee but was booked for his troubles.
The game did not come to life again until the last 20 minutes, with Goncalo Guedes setting up Cavani to make it 3-0 before the Uruguayan had a penalty saved.
Good work by substitute Giovani Lo Celso allowed Marquinhos to get the fourth, and after Lo Celso hit the bar with a volley, Cavani scored again.
Bastia and Nancy lie in the automatic relegation spots with Dijon in the play-off place after losing 4-0 at Guingamp.
Dijon are two points adrift of Lorient, who drew 1-1 at home to Angers, while Caen are a point further clear as Ivan Santini’s goal secured a 1-0 win at Toulouse.
Metz are safe thanks to their 20 win at Lille. AFP
Monaco’s Bernardo Silva (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Nancy in their Ligue 1 match on Saturday.