PSG goes top in Ligue 1 after toppling Lens

Paris, France ( - PSG moved to the top of Ligue 1 on Saturday with a 4-1 win over struggling Lens at the Parc des Princes as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a goal and had a hand in another.

The win moves PSG two points clear of second-place Lyon, which can regain the top spot with a win at Montpellier on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic missed the previous two games through suspension, but he returned to score from the penalty spot and set up another goal after the break to help PSG get ready for a midweek Champions League clash with Chelsea.

The Sweden international was unlucky in the first half as he was denied by the post in the 14th minute before hammering a shot off the crossbar after a nice feed from Marco Verratti.

PSG finally grabbed the lead a few minutes before halftime through David Luiz, who smashed a 30-yard free kick into the bottom right corner of the net.

Ibrahimovic double the advantage from the penalty spot early in the second half after Gregory van der Wiel was brought down inside the box by the visitor's Baptiste Guillaume.

Yoann Touzghar reduced the deficit to 2-1 in the 68th minute when he turned home a cross from Ludovic Baal, but the hosts closed the game out with two goals in the final 10 minutes.

Javier Pastore set up a goal for Blaise Matuidi that was finished off at the far post, while Pastore found the net himself two minutes later with a volley to convert a lofted ball from Ibrahimovic.

AS Monaco continued its fine run of form by claiming a 3-1 victory at Evian on Saturday.

The visitors ran out to a three-goal lead thanks to Anthony Martial's opener, Kassim Abdallah's first-half own goal and Almamy Toure's strike at the hour mark. Evian, though, managed to spare some blushes as Pape Modou Sougou pulled back a consolation goal 11 minutes from time.

Reims also claimed a 3-1 victory on Saturday by cruising past 10-man Nantes at the Stade Auguste Delaune II.

Gregory Bourillon and Aissa Mandi scored in the span of two minutes to put Reims in a comfortable position, and things became slightly easier after Chaker Alhadhur received a straight red card just before halftime.

David Ngog scored in the 59th minute to seal the win, though Nantes did pull one back through Ismael Bangoura in the 77th.

Bastia rallied for a 2-1 win over nine-man Nice on Saturday. Carlos Eduardo handed Nice the lead in the 18th minute, but Guillaume Gillet equalized for the hosts just eight minutes later.

Gregoire Puel was issued a red card just before the break, a decision that allowed Giovannu Sio to put Bastia in front in the 68th minute. Nice was left no way back after Souleymane Diawara was given his marching orders six minutes from time.

Rounding out Saturday's action, Bordeaux received a 90th-minute penalty from Diego Rolan to claim a 2-1 victory at Caen while Paul-Georges Ntep produced the lone goal for Rennes in a 1-0 defeat of Metz.