Paris: Paris Saint-Germain recovered from a sluggish start at Nantes on Saturday as they came from behind to record a 4-1 victory that provisionally stretched their lead to four points at the top of Ligue 1.
Yacine Bammou had nodded Nantes into an 11th-minute lead at the Stade de la Beaujoire, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised for the reigning champions just after half-time.
Edinson Cavani then came off the bench to notch his league-leading sixth goal of the season as PSG went ahead on 73 minutes, before Angel Di Maria added a third with Serge Aurier also getting on the scoresheet.
“I’m not going to do an analysis of the first half because there’s not much to say, we did very little. [But] in the second half players had the desire and motivation and wanted to turn things around,” said PSG coach Laurent Blanc.
“We can be pleased with the reaction that we had after half-time but we can’t afford to make a habit of putting ourselves in those situations. It happens sometimes, it happened today. But I hope it won’t be the case again.”
Elsewhere, Bordeaux bounced back from Wednesday’s 6-1 mauling against Nice with a 3-1 victory at home to Lyon.
First-half goals from Wahbi Khazri, Jaroslav Plasil and Pablo earned Bordeaux just a second win of the season as Lyon, now eight points behind PSG, netted a consolation goal through Claudio Beauvue.
Caen moved up to fifth after beating Gazelec Ajaccio 2-0, Bastia cruised past Toulouse 3-0 while Rennes were held 1-1 at home by a Troyes outfit still looking for their first win since returning to Ligue 1.