Niko Kovac's Monaco have hauled themselves back into contention following a run of 13 wins in 16 matches since the start of the calendar year.
Lille held on to beat PSG in a league game in the capital for the first time in a quarter of a century, with a frustrating afternoon for the hosts summed up when Neymar was dismissed.
From 1 January, a points-based system will be in place, meaning players from the European Union will now need to gain a Governing Body Endorsement, subjecting them to the same criteria as other overseas players.
Cesc Fabregas scored a late winner from the penalty spot as Monaco came from two goals down to stun reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in Ligue 1.
Ligue 1: Habib Diallo nets brace as Metz hand 10-man Monaco second successive 3-0 defeat; Marseille miss penalty in Nantes draw
Monaco's problems deepened at Metz when the 2017 champions slumped to a second successive 3-0 defeat in Ligue 1 and again finished with 10 men on the field.
Things turned from bad to worse for the Monaco when experienced playmaker Cesc Fabregas was shown a red card for stamping on the back of Leo Dubois' leg on the half hour mark
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain hoping to finally secure title at fourth time of asking against Cesc Fabregas-less AS Monaco
It has turned into an epic limp towards the finish line, but Paris Saint-Germain will hope to finally secure the Ligue 1 title when they host Monaco.
Ligue 1: Cesc Fabregas' first goal in France helps Monaco edge past Toulouse; Marseille slump to defeat at Reims
Cesc Fabregas scored his first goal for Monaco and it proved a crucial one as it earned his troubled new employers a precious win over Toulouse.
Ligue 1: Monaco's Cesc Fabregas backs former teammate and boss Thierry Henry to become 'top coach' despite struggles
Having previously worked as an assistant coach with the Belgian national team, Henry was appointed as coach in October, breaking out on his own in management for the first time
Ligue 1: Monaco coach Thierry Henry claims VAR stopped working during his side's 5-1 defeat to Strasbourg
Monaco coach Thierry Henry claimed that VAR stopped working during his side's loss to Strasbourg, saying that they should have been awarded a penalty.
Ligue 1: Cesc Fabregas feels more English than Spanish as he joins former teammate Thierry Henry's Monaco
Cesc Fabregas has admitted it was a wrench leaving the Premier League for a second time as he looks forward to helping his old mentor Thierry Henry turn around the fortunes of Monaco.
Premier League: Cesc Fabregas' departure to AS Monaco leaves Chelsea short on options, says manager Maurizio Sarri
Sarri said the 31-year-old Spanish World Cup-winning midfielder, who left for Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco last Friday, would have been a natural replacement for Jorginho
European football talking points: United continue winning run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Barcelona extend lead and more
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United are playing like a side who have their freedom back, after being stifled for the longest time by Jose Mourinho.
Ligue 1: Cesc Fabregas impresses on debut in Monaco's hard-fought draw with Marseille; Strasbourg beat Toulouse
Cesc Fabregas struck a composed figured in the midfield as Monaco recovered from a shaky start to earn a point thanks to Youri Tielemans' leveller.
Chelsea will only receive payments related to Fabregas' performance on the Mediterranean coast, contrasting with media reports that Monaco had already agreed to pay Chelsea 10 million euros
Premier League: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri calls for club to provide replacements for departing Cesc Fabregas
With Chelsea offering one-year contracts for players aged over 30, Sarri added that Cesc Fabregas, whose opportunities have been limited this season, should accept a two-year deal on the table from Monaco for the good of his career.
FA Cup: Chelsea assistant Carlo Cudicini hopes scoring brace against Nottingham would 'free Alvaro Morata's mind'
Chelsea assistant-coach Carlo Cudicini said Alvaro Morata’s two goals in the 2-0 FA Cup third round win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday would “free his mind” after a lean spell for the Spanish striker.
Ligue 1: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas set to join former teammate Thierry Henry at AS Monaco, claims report
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas is expected in Monaco on Sunday to negotiate a transfer to the French Ligue 1 club from Chelsea
FA Cup: Alvaro Morata bags brace as Chelsea see off Nottingham Forest; Derby County draw against Southampton
Teenage prospect Callum Hudson-Odoi was the provider on both occasions, his cross to the near post setting up Morata for his first goal since 29 November
Premier League: Manchester United's 'complete performance' against Fulham a welcome change of pace, says Juan Mata
Juan Mata was one of four changes to the line-up following the 2-2 midweek draw with Arsenal and made an important contribution, becoming the third Spanish player to score 50 goals and register 50 assists in Premier League history.