Nice’s defeat to Metz allowed Paris St. Germain’s lead to grow by a point after their win at Saint-Etienne.
Rennes takes the second-place position with a win at Lorient.
Lens fell a position down a position to 5th after a draw with Angers.
Marseille takes fourth place with a win at Troyes.
Lyon moved three positions up to 7th, while Monaco dropped two positions down to 9th.
With Metz’s win against Nice, Saint-Etienne is back to the bottom of the standings.
Lens 2-2 Angers
Lille 1-1 Nantes
Nice 0-1 Metz
Saint-Etienne 1-3 Paris St. Germain
Bordeaux 1-2 Brest
Lorient 0-2 Rennes
Monaco 1-1 Strasbourg
Reims 1-0 Clermont Foot
Montpellier 0-1 Lyon
1. Paris St. Germain – 40 points
2. Rennes – 28 points
3. Nice – 26 points
4. Marseille – 26 points
5. Lens – 25 points
6. Angers – 22 points
7. Lyon – 22 points
8. Strasbourg – 20 points
9. Monaco – 20 points
10. Nantes – 19 points
11. Montpellier – 19 points
12. Brest – 18 points
13. Lille – 18 points
14. Reims – 16 points
15. Lorient – 15 points
16. Bordeaux – 13 points
17. Troyes – 13 points
18. Clermont – 13 points
19. Metz – 12 points
20. Saint-Etienne – 12 points
LENS 2- 2 ANGERS
Both teams came from behind to even the score in the opening 25 minutes of the second half.
The best Lens could do after a 4-0 thrashing from Brest was a point with Angers.
LILLE 1-1 NANTES
A point remained between Nantes and Lille.
The defending champions took the lead in the 9th minute but gave it away about 15 minutes later.
Jonathan David failed to convert from the penalty spot in the 80th minute. That would’ve won the game for Lille.
Nice 0-1 Metz
Metz win their second game of the season to deny Nice the
points to close in on the top of the standings.
MONTPELLIER 0-1 LYON
Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal of the game in the
17th minute to get Lyon a win to open a three-point lead on Montpellier with a game in hand.
It was what Lyon needed after the thrashing against Rennes in the last round.
MARSEILLE 1-0 TROYES
It was narrow but it was three points for Marseille.
SAINT ETIENNE 1-3 PSG
A Lionel Messi hat-trick of assists and a brace from Marquinhos [both goals coming late in each half] helped Paris St. Germain to come from a goal down to a win against bottom-table Saint-Etienne.
BORDEAUX 1-2 BREST
Jeremy Le Douaron scored two in the second half to get Brest a win at Bordeaux.
LORIENT 0-2 RENNES
Lorient conceded two goals in the final five minutes of the 70th minute to lose at home to Rennes.
Lorient are now eight straight games without a win: and a streak of four defeats.
MONACO 1-1 STRASBOURG
Wissam Ben Yedder’s penalty gave Monaco the lead right before the halftime break, and it was lost three minutes after the restart from Ludovic Ajorque equalizing goal from the penalty spot.