Paris St Germain went high of the Ligue 1 standings, no less than provisionally, after Neymar scored and arrange one other aim in a 2-1 house win towards 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 City 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 recreation in hand at house to Nice afterward Saturday.
Promoted RC Lens, who diminished the arrears at PSG simply previous the hour mark via Ignatius Ganago, stayed fifth on 56 factors, forward of Olympique de Marseille on targets scored.
With Kylian Mbappe rested and Marco Verratti on the bench, Neymar took cost and put PSG forward after 33 minutes when he fired house 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.
Just earlier than the hour, PSG doubled the benefit as Marquinhos rose above Medina to move Neymar’s whipped cross house wuth the hosts seemingly heading in the direction of a routine victory.
Lens, nonetheless, made certain 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.