FC Nantes surprisingly beat Paris Saint-Germain.

The candidate for international business, who is now in fifth place, beat the star squad of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé 3-1 (3-0) and is currently ahead of Olympique Lyon.

German international Thilo Kehrer was called up at right-back, with Julian Draxler later coming on as a substitute.

The Parisians, who had won 1-0 against Real Madrid in the Champions League during the week, started the game with six position changes and were shocked right from the start: Kolo Muani shot the ball past PSG goalkeeper Kaylor Navas with his outside instep to 1:0 in the fourth minute of the game.

Quentin Merlin (16th) and Ludovic Blas (45th + 6) increased to a 3-0 half-time lead.

Neymar scored the 1-3 goal straight after the break.

Paris were awarded a penalty in the 58th minute, but Neymar hesitated long before taking the shot and missed miserably when he placed the ball weakly in the centre-right and Nantes keeper Alban Lafont had no trouble parrying.

Overall, Paris missed numerous high-profile chances in the game.

Despite the second defeat of the season, coach Mauricio Pochettino's team is comfortably at the top.

Chaser Olympique Marseille can reduce to ten points on Sunday.

Olympique Lyon, meanwhile, drew 1-1 away at RC Lens and missed a step towards Champions League spots.

World champion Jerome Boateng was absent due to illness, according to coach Peter Bosz.

After his suspension, he was supposed to return to the squad.

Sick Boateng misses Lyon

Bosz said on Amazon Prime Video: "He was ill.

He was with us at the airport yesterday, but he was ill during the night.” Dutchman Bosz, former coach of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, did not include Boateng in the squad last week against OGC Nice.

Bosz didn't want to commit on Saturday whether Boateng will soon be back in the starting XI of OL.

“All the best in the game, guys.

Allez OL,” Boateng tweeted on Saturday.

The defender's contract with FC Bayern expired last summer.

The defensive specialist has a two-year contract in Lyon until mid-2023.

After the 1-0 defeat in the Champions League in Paris, Real Madrid made things clear in the league.

At home, the leaders of the highest Spanish football class won 3-0 (0-0) against Deportivo Alavés, who were nineteenth in the table.

The Madrilenians built their cushion at the top of the table in front of the approaching Sevilla FC.

After an unspectacular first half, the team, which did not have German world champion Toni Kroos on the bench, turned up the heat and scored 1-0 through Marco Asensio (63rd minute).

Vinicius Junior scored the second goal (80th) after a nice combination.

Striker Karim Benzema then made it 3-0 shortly before the end of the game.

AC Milan unexpectedly failed in the Italian soccer championship at bottom US Salernitana around former Bayern star Franck Ribery.

The leaders of Serie A did not go beyond a 2: 2 (1: 1) lead and could already be overtaken in the table by city rivals and defending champions Inter Milan on Sunday.

Junior Messias (6') gave the Rossoneri the lead, but Federico Bonazzoli (29') and Milan Djuric (72') turned the game around.

Former Frankfurt Ante Rebic (77th) saved Milan at least one point.

Ribery was substituted after 69 minutes.

Star coach Jose Mourinho provided the decisive moments in the turbulent 2: 2 (0: 2) of AS Roma against Hellas Verona.

After being two goals behind, the Portuguese brought on two teenagers who promptly thanked them with goals: 18-year-old Cristian Volpato was on the pitch for three minutes when he made it 1-2 (65th), 19-year-old Edoardo Bove struck six minutes after being substituted on (84').

Mourinho himself raged loudly on the sidelines several times, in injury time the Roma coach was finally sent to the stands by referee Luca Pairetto.

The Giallorossi are outside of the European competition after a third straight draw.

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