Without Lionel Messi and the suspended Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain have suffered their first defeat of the season in Ligue 1. In the top game of the French football championship, the table leaders lost 1:3 (1:2) to pursuers RC Lens.
The hosts' 1-0 lead through Przemyslaw Frankowski (5th minute) was equalized by Hugo Ekitike just three minutes later. But Lois Openda (28) and Alexis Claude-Maurice (47) just after the break sealed PSG's first defeat of the season, now just four points clear of Lens.
Messi, who is still on vacation after winning the world title, was still absent from PSG. The Brazilian Neymar was shown a yellow card in a flattering 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Racing Strasburg and was suspended for the top game.