Paris St Germain went high of the Ligue 1 standings, at the least provisionally, after Neymar scored and arrange one other objective in a 2-1 residence win in opposition to RC Lens on Saturday.
Neymar netted within the first half and crossed for Marquinhos to attain after the break to place PSG, who journey to Manchester Metropolis seeking to overturn a 2-1 deficit in its Champions League semi-final tie on Tuesday, on 75 factors with three video games left.
Lille, who has 73 factors, will reclaim high spot if it win its sport in hand at residence to Good in a while Saturday.
Promoted RC Lens, who decreased the arrears at PSG simply previous the hour mark by way of Ignatius Ganago, stayed fifth on 56 factors, forward of Olympique de Marseille on objectives scored.
With Kylian Mbappe rested and Marco Verratti on the bench, Neymar took cost and put PSG forward after 33 minutes when he fired residence from contained in the field after being arrange by Julian Draxler, who had disposessed the snoozing Facundo Medina.
Lens ahead Arnaud Kalimuendo was a menace to the PSG defence however the guests lacked effectivity up entrance.
Simply earlier than the hour, PSG doubled the benefit as Marquinhos rose above Medina to go Neymar’s whipped cross residence wuth the hosts seemingly heading in direction of a routine victory.
Lens, nevertheless, made positive the reigning French champions stayed on its toes as Ganago discovered the again of the web with a half-volley from Jonathan Clauss’s cross.
On Sunday, third-placed Monaco, who’ve 71 factors, and Olympique Lyonnais in fourth (67) meet within the principality.