Even at ten against eleven, the Merlus snatched their victory at the end of the match, with the first goal of Théo Le Bris, nephew of coach Régis Le Bris, which came into play about twenty minutes earlier.
His first goal in L1, aged 20 since Saturday, offers the three points to his uncle's team, which consolidates its place on the podium with 22 points, three lengths from PSG (25 pts) and one from OM (23 pts).
The leader Paris had imposed the day before against Nice (2-1), and his dolphin Marseille Friday in Angers (3-0). The two tenors of French football are wheel in wheel two weeks before the Clasico at the Parc des Princes.
The leading trio widened the gap on their pursuers. Only Lens (18 pts), four lengths behind Lorient, can get closer if they beat Lyon at Bollaert in Sunday evening's clash (8:45 p.m.).
- Ben Yedder hat-trick -
Monaco climbed back to 5th place after their big victory against Nantes, with a hat-trick from Wissam Ben Yedder and a great start. After 5 minutes, ASM was already leading 2-0!
Nantes has not won since August 28 (3-1 against Toulouse) and is sinking, before going to Freiburg, surprising co-leader of the Bundesliga, in the Europa League, Thursday.
Monaco, on the other hand, raised their heads well before receiving Trabzonspor.
In the middle of the table, Clermont (9th), winner at AC Ajaccio (3-1), leaves the Corsicans in last place, and Toulouse (12th), which scored against Montpellier (4-2), gives itself the air
At the Stadium, the match was interrupted a quarter of an hour after the use of tear gas by the police against the parking lot of Montpellier supporters.
In the fight for the maintenance, the competitors have neutralized each other and the day does not benefit anyone. Brest (18th) let themselves be overcome by Auxerre (1-1) in numerical inferiority, despite the first goal in their new colors from the Algerian Islam Slimani, and Reims saw Troyes equalize (2-2) at the front -last minute in the Champagne derby.
Mbaye Niang on penalty (85th sp) saved a point for AJA (14th), like Jackson Porozo (89th) for Estac (11th).
Reims (17th) remains in the relegation zone, as does Strasbourg, beaten 3-1 the day before at home by Rennes.
Nantes (16th) remains above this line for a tiny point of goal difference, -6 against -7 in Reims.