Ligue 1 round-up: Paris Saint-Germain beat Strasbourg to go 12 points clear
sbo222 Paris Saint-Germain recovered from going behind to an early goal as they beat Strasbourg 5-2 to restore their 12-point advantage at the top of Ligue 1.
Unai Emery's team came into the match having won all 12 of their home league matches this season and have not lost at the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 since March 2016.
However, the Ligue 1 leaders found themselves behind after only six minutes when Jean-Eudes Aholou fired Strasbourg into a shock lead.
But Julian Draxler, Neymar and Angel Di Maria all then found the back of the net in the space of 13 first-half minutes to put PSG 3-1 ahead by half-time.
Stephane Bahoken reduced the deficit in the 67th minute, but Edinson Cavani's deft finish restored PSG's two-goal cushion.
With 11 minutes left, the Uruguay forward then lobbed Alexandre Oukidja to break another PSG club record with his 86th home goal, surpassing Zlatan Ibrahimovic's previous tally.
Montpellier moved above Nantes into fifth place after a 1-1 draw against Guingamp at Stade de la Mosson.
Congo forward Yeni Atito N'Gbakoto had given the visitors the lead from the penalty spot after 30 minutes.
Giovanni Sio, though, secured the hosts a point when the Ivory Coast midfielder flicked the ball in from close range with 18 minutes left. sbo222
At the other end of the table, Angers dropped further into trouble after a 1-0 defeat at St Etienne.
Robert Beric made the breakthrough for the hosts with just 11 minutes left, stabbing the ball home after Angers goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle had fumbled a free-kick into a crowded penalty area.
Metz remain adrift at the bottom of the table after losing 1-0 at home to Troyes, who are up to 15th - but still only a point clear of the relegation zone.
Mali forward Adama Niane struck with just three minutes left, sweeping the ball in from 12 yards after defender Mathieu Deplagne had broke clear down the right.
Toulouse are also on 27 points after battling to a 0-0 draw at fellow relegation fighters Amiens, who had midfielder Guessouma Fofana sent off late one but remain out of the dropzone on goal difference.
There were, though, plenty of goals at Stade Michel d'Ornano, where Caen drew 2-2 against Rennes.
Enzo Crivelli put the hosts ahead from close range on six minutes, but former West Ham frontman Diafra Sakho soon struck twice to leave Rennes in front.
Ronny Rodelin missed a penalty which would have levelled things up before half-time.
Stef Peeters then also failed to convert his spot kick which was saved in the 81st minute before defender Damien Da Silva finally headed in an equaliser with six minutes left. sbo222
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