Lionel Messi struck after five minutes as Paris Saint-Germain edged Lyon 1-0 to regain top spot in the Ligue 1 table ahead of Marseille on Sunday.

Neymar set up the Argentinian with his seventh assist in eight Ligue 1 games. 

The victory pulled PSG two points clear of Marseille who had taken top spot earlier with a 1-1 draw at home against Rennes.

Lorient, 3-1 winners over Auxerre, are three points adrift of the leaders. 

Lens dropped to fourth after being held to a goalless draw in Nantes.

“PSG played a great game tonight, against a difficult team which was waiting for us,” said PSG coach Christophe Galtier.

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