It was far from convincing, but Paris Saint-Germain got the win they needed over Lyon to secure the top spot for the first time since early November.
A 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes wasn't pretty, but it was what Carlo Ancelotti's side needed to recapture the lead in the title race after a difficult past six weeks. Blaise Matuidi's header on the stroke of half-time was enough to settle a contest of few clear chances. PSG's performance hardly set the pulses racing but at this stage of the season, Ancelotti needed a big three points.
The win caps a run of three straight league wins for the capital club, ending a difficult six week spell positively. Les Parisiens top on goal difference as Lyon and Marseille also share 35 points from 18 games. The Brest away game is last up for Ancelotti's side who can guarantee a second consecutive autumn championship with victory in Brittany on Friday.