Hosts stay third and slump to third home league defeat this season

Paris Saint-Germain 0-2 Monaco: Hosts slump to their third home league defeat of the season as Mauricio Pochettino’s men remain four points behind surprise Ligue 1 leaders Lille

  • Monaco shocked Paris Saint-Germain to move two points behind the champions 
  • The visitors took the lead on six minutes through Sofiane Diop’s header
  • The points were then sealed after the break thanks to Guillermo Maripan
  • Lille sit one point clear of Lyon, who are a further three points ahead of PSG

Third-placed Paris St Germain lost ground in the Ligue 1 title race when they slumped to a 2-0 home defeat against Monaco on Sunday after wins for their main rivals.

Five days after humbling Barcelona 4-1 in the Champions League, the French champions lacked stamina and inspiration as they fell four points behind leaders Lille who have 58 points from 26 games after beating Lorient 4-1 on Sunday.

Niko Kovac’s men broke the deadlock on six minutes when 20-year-old Sofiane Diop headed in on from six yards out following a rapid counterattack. 

Guillermo Maripan celebrates after doubling Monaco’s advantage just after half-time

Sofiane Diop, 20, gave Niko Kovac’s men a shock early lead after heading past Keylor Navas

Mauricio Pochettino cut a glum figure as his new side slipped to another home league defeat

It was a frustrating night for Kylian Mbappe after his stunning hat-trick against Barcelona

The points were sealed three minutes after the break when Guillermo Maripan dispossessed Ander Herrera and slotted the ball calmly into the far corner past Keylor Navas. 

Fourth-placed Monaco, who have now won eight of their last nine league games, are now two points off PSG.

Olympique Lyonnais are second on 55 points following a 3-2 win at Brest on Saturday.

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