Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lyon 1-0 in the first half thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi, reclaiming first place in the Ligue 1 standings ahead of Marseille on Sunday.
With his seventh Ligue 1 assist in eight games, Neymar assisted in setting up the Argentine.
With the win, PSG moved two points ahead of Marseille, who had previously assumed the top spot after a 1-1 draw at home against Rennes.
Lorient, who defeated Auxerre 3-1, is three points behind the leaders.
After being held to a scoreless draw in Nantes, Lens slipped to fourth place.
Although PSG dominated the first half, they were unable to put an end to their opponent, who regrouped after the break after Johann Lepenant replaced an exhausted Corentin Tolisso.
However, Christophe Galtier’s team managed to hold on and hand Lyon its third loss of the year.
With eight goals in Ligue 1 for Neymar, seven for Kylian Mbappe, and four for Lionel Messi, Galtier’s “MNM” offense is on fire.
Earlier, Matteo Guendouzi, a midfielder for Marseille, scored both goals in a 1-1 home tie with Rennes.
After 26 minutes, Guendouzi bundled past the home goalie Pau Lopez to give Rennes the lead, but the former Arsenal midfielder atoned for his error seven minutes later with a header past the ex-Marseille goalie Steve Mandanda.