PSG edges Valenciennes to keep pressure on Montpellier

PSG went behind by two goals but stormed back to claim a 4-3 win over Valenciennes at the Stade du Hainaut on Sunday, maintaining pressure on title hopeful Montpellier.

Vincent Aboubakar and Remi Gomis put the home side in front inside the opening 11 minutes, but Nene was able to quickly pull one back for PSG.

The visitors took the lead before the break as Maxwell and Blaise Matuidi capped an eventful opening period, and Jeremy Menez gave the Parisians a two- goal advantage with his strike in the 58th minute.

Renaud Cohade gave Valenciennes hope of a comeback 10 minutes from time with the club's third of the match, but PSG held on to go level with Montpellier atop the table on 73 points. Montpellier has a game in hand and will square off against Rennes on Monday.

Valenciennes has lost three of its last four as it sits just six points clear of the relegation zone.

Lyon 1, Brest 1

Lyon, France - Lyon's Champions League hopes for next season appear to be in serious doubt after the club was held to a 1-1 draw by Brest at the Stade de Gerland on Sunday.

Yoann Gourcuff put the home side in front in the 37th minute, but Brest got on level terms and earned a point through Gregory Lorenzi's equalizer 15 minutes from time.

With 60 points on the season, Lyon sits eight points shy of third-place Lille with three games remaining. A win for Lille against Caen on Monday would solidify France's final Champions League qualification spot for last season's Ligue 1 champions.

Sunday's draw pulls Brest out of the relegation zone, at least until Monday when Ligue 1 play resumes.

Evian 2, Ajaccio 1

Annecy, France - Evian heaped some relegation pressure on Ajaccio on Sunday with a 2-1 win at the Parc des Sports.

Benjamin Andre's 14th-minute opener was canceled out by Cedric Barbosa a minute later. They remained deadlocked until the 54th minute when Daniel Wass converted a free kick to claim all three points for the home side.

Evian has won three of its last four league matches, taking 10 points from that stretch. Ajaccio, meanwhile, sits just three points above the relegation zone with two games to go.