Lige 1 round-up: Paris Saint-Germain back to winning ways
Last Updated: 09/12/17 11:56pm
Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over struggling Lille.
By PSG's standards, the club have endured a torrid week, suffering their first defeat in any competition this season to Strasbourg last weekend and then losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
It was the first time since December 2014 that PSG had lost back-to-back matches - although it was hardly a crisis given they won their Champions League group and stayed nine points clear of the domestic competition.
They never really looked like slipping to a third straight loss. Angel Di Maria put the hosts ahead in the 28th minute and Javier Pastore doubled their advantage four minutes after the break.
Anwar El Ghazi created the possibility of an exciting finish by pulling one back for Lille four minutes from time but Kylian Mbappe grabbed a very late third for PSG.
Guido Carrillo scored twice in the final six minutes as Monaco came from two down to defeat Troyes 3-2.
The reigning champions had lost four of their previous five matches and looked set for another shock defeat when Suk Hyun-jun netted for Troyes in the 25th and 50th minutes.
Monaco dominated chances and possession but did not make a breakthrough until Mathieu Deplagne's own goal 20 minutes from time.
That proved too long for Troyes to hold out and Carrillo equalised in the 84th minute before netting the winner four minutes later.
The result keeps Monaco just about within striking distance of PSG, who are nine points ahead.
Bottom side Metz were denied a second win of the season by a late equaliser from high-flying Rennes.
Florent Mollet scored the opener four minutes before half-time and Metz held on until the 86th minute, when Firmin Mubele made it 1-1.
Guingamp were the biggest winners of the day, fully exploiting an early red card for Dijon to ease to a 4-0 victory.
Oussama Haddadi was sent off after only 12 minutes and Guingamp were two up at half-time through goals from Jimmy Briand and Yannis Salibur.
The hosts kept their foot down in the second half and extended their advantage through Marcus Coco and Christophe Kerbrat.
Struggling Toulouse claimed a hugely valuable 2-0 victory over Caen to climb above Lille and out of the bottom three.
An own goal from Damien Da Silva in the 61st minute gave the hosts a leg-up and Max-Alain Gradel's penalty 16 minutes from time clinched the points.
On a generally good day for the bottom sides, Angers held Montpellier to a 1-1 draw, Karl Toko Ekambi quickly cancelling out Isaac Mbenza's opener.