Leader PSG loses 3-1 at Lens for 1st defeat; Monaco in 4th

PARIS (AP) — French league leader Paris Saint-Germain crumbled under pressure to lose 3-1 at Lens for its first defeat of the season as second-place Lens cut the gap to four points and maintained its perfect home record. PSG’s weakness against the counterattack was ruthlessly exposed. The northern side scored at the start of each half and dominated the midfield battle to make it nine straight home victories for coach Franck Haise’s team. Lens has the league’s best defense with 11 goals allowed in 17 matches, compared to 13 for PSG. Monaco moved up to fourth place after winning 1-0 at home to Brest with Alexandr Golovin scoring in the 54th.

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