Defending champion Paris St. Germain took advantage of the slip of rival OSC Lille and made up ground in the French championship fight. The star ensemble around double packer Kylian Mbappe came in a true thriller against AS St. Etienne to an important 3: 2 (0: 0) and five game days before the end of the season is only one point behind the league leaders.
A late goal from Mauro Icardi (90 + 5) decided the duel in favor of the capital city. Mbappe (79th and 87th, penalty kick) gave PSG the lead with his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season after falling behind by Denis Bouanga (78th). Romain Hamouma (90. + 2) managed to equalize for St. Etienne.
Thilo Kehrer played through at Paris, which had to do without superstar Neymar, captain Marquinhos and goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Julian Draxler sat on the bench for the entire season. Lille had only got 1: 1 (0: 1) against Montpellier on Friday.