Adrien Rabiot and Zlatan Ibrahimović scored in added time as Paris Saint-Germain FC finally overcame promoted EA Guingamp to capitalise on Olympique Lyonnais' surprise defeat at Évian Thonon Gaillard FC.
After two draws out of three in Ligue 1 this season, PSG coach Laurent Blanc will have been grateful for a 2-0 home win in a match where his side never found their rhythm. Guingamp were moments away from earning an impressive point when 18-year-old Rabiot broke the deadlock with a close-range finish in the 91st minute. Ibrahimović then raced onto a long ball and exploited confusion in the Guingamp defence to hit his first goal of the new campaign.
If the victory was a fillip for PSG, Lyon's disappointing fortnight was compounded by a 2-1 loss at Évian. Back-to-back defeats by Real Sociedad de Fútbol in the UEFA Champions League play-offs sandwiched last weekend's home reverse against Stade de Reims, and any hopes Lyon fans had of a positive response were dashed by Kevin Berigaud's first-half double. Jordan Ferri's response after the break was little consolation.
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|1||Olympique de Marseille||3||9|
|2||Paris Saint-Germain FC||4||8|
|3||AS Monaco FC||3||7|
|4||Stade Rennais FC||4||7|
|5||Stade de Reims||4||7|
|12||FC Girondins de Bordeaux||3||4|
|13||Évian Thonon Gaillard FC||4||4|
|14||Montpellier Hérault SC||3||4|