Paris Saint-Germain regained the top spot in Ligue 1 by beating Nice (2-1) on Saturday for the ninth day, overtaking Marseille, who won 3-0 the day before in Angers.
Two weeks before the Clásico of Paris Saint-Germain, the holy beasts of French football occupied the first two places, two lengths ahead of the capital club (25 points against 23). Promise to face October 16!
A superb direct free kick from Lionel Messi (29), his first for Paris Saint-Germain, gave Paris the advantage before Gaetan Laborde equalized (47) shortly after the start of the second half.
Kylian Mbappe restored the supremacy to PSG (83rd place) by coming off the bench after the hour mark, and the world champion had made way for Hugo Eketek in his first term. But the young player from Reims, who often wore his back to goal, could not weigh him.
PSG did not play sparkling football in August but continued their streak.
Christophe Galtier’s side were undefeated, with eight wins and a draw in L1, before heading to Lisbon to face Benfica on Wednesday in the third day of the Champions League.
The only downside is the injured exit of Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanchez (88th position), after a quarter of an hour of play (76th position).
For their part, Nice is still stuck in the second part of the table before heading to Uherské Hradest, in the Czech Republic, to face Slovako on Thursday in the Europa League conference.
In the afternoon, Rennes won in Alsace and crushed Strasbourg (3-1), without achieving any victory this season.
The Brits are fifth, awaiting Sunday’s games, where two of the French championship classics take place, Monaco-Nantes (5:05pm) and Lens Lyon (8:45pm).