Result: Valenciennes 3-4 Paris Saint-Germain

Carlo Ancelotti
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Paris Saint-Germain move top of Ligue 1 with a 4-3 victory over Valenciennes.

Paris Saint-Germain have moved top of Ligue 1 after a stunning 4-3 victory over Valenciennes on Sunday.

It was the away side who started the better and they might have led after just two minutes with an effort from Nene, but it drifted just wide.

Valenciennes took the lead, however, after just eight minutes when Vincent Aboubakar struck from close range. It was quickly two, three minutes later, when Remi Gomis found the bottom corner from outside the box.

PSG had a goal back seconds later when Nene converted from close range after smart work from Jeremy Menez.

Alex might have levelled the score with an effort after 30 minutes, but his free kick just drifted wide of the target.

PSG were level at 2-2 moments before the break, however, when Maxwell found the bottom corner from a difficult angle to level up proceedings.

It got better for the away side on the stroke of the interval when Blaise Matuidi found a cool finish after a wonderful pass from Javier Pastore.

Menez made it 4-2 to PSG after 58 minutes with a fine strike to complete a quite stunning comeback from Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Chances continued to fall for PSG in the latter stages of the match, but it was Valenciennes who added the seventh goal of the match via Renaud Cohade, who struck a free kick into the top corner.

PSG held on, however, to move the club into pole position for the Ligue 1 title.

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1Paris Saint-Germain345682
2AS Monaco342872
3Lille341864
4Saint-Etienne341557
5Lyon341155
6Marseille341052
7Bordeaux34648
8Reims34-545
9Toulouse 34-645
10Bastia34-1344
11Nantes34-343
12Lorient34-442
13Rennes34039
14Montpellier HSC34-139
15Nice34-1039
16Evian TG34-1538
17Guingamp34-1035
18Sochaux34-2433
19Valenciennes34-2329
RAjaccio34-3020