Blaise Matuidi found the net deep into added time to secure a 2-2 draw for Paris Saint-Germain FC at ten-man AS Saint-Étienne that returned his side to the top of Ligue 1 on goal difference ahead of AS Monaco FC, who saw off Olympique Lyonnais 2-1.
PSG seemed to be staring at their first defeat this season after efforts from Benjamin Corgnet and Romain Hamouma handed St-Étienne a two-goal lead after 51 minutes. However, the hosts were soon on the back foot when Fabien Lemoine received his second yellow card just before the hour mark, and Edinson Cavani reduced the deficit following a corner.
Then, just when it seemed Les Verts would hold on, a 93rd-minute cross from Matuidi missed everyone and finished in the back of Stéphane Ruffier's goal.
Level on points with the capital side, Claudio Ranieri's Monaco responded to their 2-2 draw with FC Sochaux-Montbéliard last time out by consigning Lyon to a fifth defeat in 11 league outings. Mounir Obbadi opened the scoring from a partially cleared corner on 28 minutes and Falcao weighed in with his eighth strike this term to put the hosts 2-0 up, before Bafétimbi Gomis halved the deficit after the interval.
Also on Sunday, FC Girondins de Bordeaux improved their fortunes by overcoming Montpellier Hérault SC 2-0, Cheick Diabaté and Ludovic Obraniak grabbing the goals.
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|1||Paris Saint-Germain FC||11||25|
|2||AS Monaco FC||11||25|
|6||Olympique de Marseille||11||17|
|9||Stade Rennais FC||11||16|
|10||Stade de Reims||11||15|
|13||FC Girondins de Bordeaux||11||14|
|15||Montpellier Hérault SC||11||12|
|16||Évian Thonon Gaillard FC||11||12|