PSG move level with Monaco
A review of the weekend's action in the French Ligue 1, as PSG beat Marseille to go level at the top.
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Despite falling behind to an Andre Ayew penalty and having Thiago Motta sent off, a Maxwell header and a second-half Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty proved to be enough to seal a vital three points which moved the capital club back level on points with Claudio Ranieri's men at the top of Ligue 1.
Defeat for Marseille, only their second of the season after a home defeat to Monaco, leaves them four points behind the joint leaders which, even so early in the season, looks like a difficult mountain to climb.
Montpellier put an end to a run of five consecutive draws in stunning fashion with a record-breaking 5-1 win over 10-man Lyon at the Stade de la Mosson.
Braces from Victor Hugo Montano and Remy Cabella and an Anthony Mounier strike secured an emphatic win for the hosts, only their second league victory of the season.
Alexandre Lacazette's early second-half strike, which made it 2-1, was scant consolation for Lyon, who suffered their heaviest ever defeat in Montpellier.
The visitors had to play out the final minutes with 10 men after Maxime Gonalons was shown his second yellow card.
Bordeaux came from behind to end a run of five league games without a win with a confident 4-1 victory over managerless Sochaux at the Stade Chaban-Delmas.
Goals from Henri Saivet, Jussie and a Cheikh Diabate brace, all after Roy Contout had fired Sochaux into an early lead, were enough to secure an important three points for Francis Gillot as his team look to put an end to a disappointing start to their season.
Defeat for Sochaux leaves them second-bottom in the table and brought a swift halt to their mini-revival having beaten fellow strugglers Valenciennes last time out.
On Saturday, late substitute Lucas Ocampos made an almost-immediate impact with an 87th-minute winner as Monaco claimed a 2-1 victory over St Etienne.
Romain Hamouma looked to have earned Les Verts a point when he equalised four minutes into the second half, cancelling out Belgian midfielder Yannick Ferreira Carrasco's 15th-minute opener at the Stade Louis II.
But Ocampos, on as an 84th-minute replacement for Ferreira Carrasco, had other ideas and wasted no time in turning the game in the hosts' favour.
Lille moved up to fourth as they dismantled Ajaccio 3-0.
Pape Souare's header was all the hosts had to show for a first half of utter dominance and the one-way traffic continued after the break, yielding two more goals.
Salomon Kalou created the first for Idrissa Gueye and then netted the third himself to complete at 3-0 success.
Second-half goals from Jeremy Sorbon and Mustapha Yatabare helped Guingamp to their second win in three league games as they edged to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Rennes.
Sorbon opened the scoring three minutes after the interval, while their cause was helped greatly by Portugal international Nelson Oliveira's dismissal just after the hour mark.
Yatabare ensured there was no way back for Rennes as Guingamp made their one-man advantage pay as they bounced back from last week's defeat at Nice in style.
Filip Djordjevic scored a first-half double to set up a comfortable 3-0 home win for Nantes over Evian.
Djordjevic found the net in the second and 34th minutes as Nantes took a two-goal lead into the break before defender Papy Djilobodji sealed the win shortly after the hour mark.
The result sees Nantes move up into fifth while Evian slip to 15th place.
Wissam Ben Yedder's first-half goal secured Toulouse a 1-0 victory over Nice at the Stade Municipal.
Ben Yedder scored with a nodded effort in the 34th minute having connected with a delightful cross from Martin Braithwaite.
Valenciennes were spared an eighth defeat in nine league matches as Eloge Enza Yamissi's stoppage-time strike earned a 1-1 draw with Reims at Stade du Hainaut.
The league's bottom side were on course to draw yet another blank when Prince Oniangue fired the visitors in front after half an hour, but Enza Yamissi's last-gasp leveller earned them a deserved share of the spoils after seeing Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa put on an inspired display.
On Friday night, Lorient's worst start to a season took another forgettable turn as they were hammered 4-1 by Bastia in Corsica.
The struggling visitors just about held a grip in the game at half-time when Mathieu Coutadeur pulled a goal back after Ryad Boudebouz and Wahbi Khazri's penalty rewarded Bastia's dominance.
But the hosts took charge after the break with Milos Krasic and Romaric on target before Larry Azouni saw red for a sliding studs-up tackle on Julian Palmieri.
Victory ensured Bastia remained unbeaten at home the the league this season.