Paris Saint-Germain lose to Lyon, Ligue 1 unbeaten streak ends at 36
Paris Saint-Germain saw their record-breaking unbeaten run in Ligue 1 ended as Lyon beat them 2-1 at Parc OL.
The French champions had gone 36 league games without defeat -- a sequence stretching back to a 3-2 reverse at Bordeaux last March -- but their hopes of an invincible season were ruined by first-half goals from Maxwel Cornet and Sergi Darder.
Lucas Moura gave PSG hope with a 51st-minute strike but the runaway leaders were well below their best without injured pair Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria, and Lyon should have won by a more handsome margin.
Nantes missed out on the opportunity to move into the top four when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Monaco.
The hosts could easily have been three up inside the first 10 minutes but for some excellent work by Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic.
Alejandro Bedoya, Oscar Vizcarrondo and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson all went close early on, the latter bursting through on goal only to be denied by the Serbia keeper -- his third stop early on.
The visitors had to wait until early in the second half for their first real opportunity but Remy Riou stood up to the task well, keeping out Guido Carrillo's stinging volley.
Nantes continued to dominate though as Remi Gomis headed wide from six yards out before the hosts had a goal ruled out. Adryan's corner eventually fell to Alejandro Bedoya who acrobatically steered the ball beyond Subasic but the linesman's flag went up to deny the hosts maximum points.
Caen added to their impressive push for the European places thanks to two late goals in a 2-1 win at St Etienne.
Herve Bazile's delivery caused chaos in the St Etienne area and, following some calamitous defending, Andy Delort netted the opener from close range with his head in the 78th minute.
Caen completed a successful evening with eight minutes to play when Ronny Rodelin's effort just crept inside Stephane Ruffier's post, before Valentin Eysseric grabbed a consolation for Les Verts in added time with a superbly taken free kick.
Gazelec Ajaccio's home game against Marseille was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch following two days of heavy rainfall in the Corsica region.