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Ibrahimovic Penalty Stops Lyon Extending Lead

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Ligue 1 leaders Lyon missed the chance to go four points clear as they were held to a draw by Paris St-Germain.

Cameroon striker Clinton Njie gave Lyon the lead on the half-volley after a neat one-two around the penalty area with strike partner Nabil Fekir.

PSG's pressure in the second-half eventually told when Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised from the penalty spot.

His initial effort was saved by Anthony Lopes but the referee ordered a retake after spotting an infringement.

Lyon came in to the game unbeaten in eight, which included seven wins. Third-placed PSG knew a fourth consecutive win would put them top.

Both sides had chances to score before Njie's opener. Lyon midfielder Corontin Tolisso hit the foot of the post and former Chelsea defender David Luiz headed wide from a corner for PSG.

Njie, 21, netted his second goal of the season as Fekir's through ball split the PSG defence and allowed him to slot home with his right-foot.

Three superb saves from Lyon goalkeeper Lopes held off the visitors' response in the second-half. Twice he palmed away headers from Ibrahimovic and then a third time he raced off his line to block Edinson Cavani's shot.

But, a mistimed lunge by Lindsay Rose brought Marco Verratti down in the area for the penalty.

After Lopes' save from the first attempt was ruled out, Ibrahimovic sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.

On Saturday, Marseille missed their chance to temporarily go top as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Rennes.

Fifth-placed Monaco conceded a league goal for the first time in more than 800 minutes as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Guingamp.

Last season's runners-up were beaten for the first time since November as Dorian Leveque tapped-in a 52nd-minute winner.

St Etienne are a point ahead in fourth after they shared a 3-3 draw against Lens on Friday.

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