Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his return to the PSG lineup in style on Saturday as he scored a goal in each half to help lift PSG to a 2-1 win over Nantes at the Parc des Princes.
The Sweden international sat out PSG's midweek draw with Lille because of his bothersome heel problem, but he returned to the fold to score in the 34th and 48th minutes after Nantes took an early lead through Alejandro Bedoya.
PSG moves to the top of Ligue 1 with the win, two points clear of Marseille, which hosts Metz on Sunday with a chance to regain pole position.
Bedoya jolted the game to life inside of eight minutes on Saturday when a ball fell to him 25 yards from goal which resulted in a well-struck shot into the far corner beyond the reach of PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.
Oswaldo Vizcarrondo thought he had given Nantes a two-goal lead when he found the back of the net minutes later, only for the goal to be ruled out for offsides.
PSG responded and leveled the contest before the break through Ibrahimovic, who arrived in front of goal to poke home a low cross from Lucas in the 34th minute.
Nantes goalkeeper Remy Riou kept his level with a fine stop on Thiago Silva's header late in the first half, but Riou was picking the ball out of his net in the 48th when he could do nothing to keep out a wonderful free kick from Ibrahimovic.
PSG took control of things from there, and the hosts were unfortunate not to add to their lead as Lucas missed the net by inches with a half volley before a glaring miss from Ezequiel Lavezzi in the 68th.
Montpellier rolled to a 4-0 win at Rennes with four different players providing the goals, while St Etienne used a 58th-minute goal from Ricky van Wolfswinkel to slip past Bastia, 1-0.
Cheick Diabate scored twice in the span of three second-half minutes to help Bordeaux to a 3-2 comeback win over Lorient, and Nice went on the road to notch a 3-2 win over Caen thanks to a goal from Alassane Plea 16 minutes from time.