AS Monaco is close to the podium, while Lille has stalled against Metz. Winner in Brest, PSG remains leader.

Paris SG consolidated its leading position by winning in Brest (2-1) thanks to Mauro Icardi, Saturday during a 13th day of the French Championship which saw Monaco get closer to the podium and Lille stall.

Icardi saves PSG

While Angel di Maria had launched his team on track (39th), Mauro Icardi sealed at the very end (85th) a victory which, finally, was delayed to take shape. Substitute at kickoff, the "Goleador" scored his ninth goal in ten games. His goal allowed the leader to restore his authority, eight days after his surprise defeat in Dijon (2-1), despite the absences of Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, embarrassed to adductors during the warm-up.

Monaco gets closer to the podium

After a catastrophic start that saw him win his first match on the 7th day, Monaco has raised the bar to the point of soon being able to settle on the podium. His victory against Dijon (1-0) thanks to Aleksandr Golovin (43) put it back to a point of the third. Monegasques have three wins over the last four games.

Lille and Angers stall

Dolphins PSG last season, Lille are struggling to regain the same level. Against Metz (0-0), they missed the opportunity to pass second, after a very dull match. Beaten in Marseille last Saturday (2-1), slapped in Valencia on Tuesday in the Champions League (4-1), the Nordists conclude a very complicated week that made the business of Angers, though not in better shape. The Angevins, the authors of the draw at Reims (0-0), have won only one of their last six league games, but remain clinging behind PSG.

At the bottom of the table, Strasbourg pulled out of the relegation zone by beating Nîmes (4-1) with a double Lebo Mothiba.