Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe scored twice to help the Ligue 1 leaders beat Metz 3-1 at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday and close out the year on a high as they maintained their five-point advantage at the top of the table.
Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe said he would not let speculation over his future at the Ligue 1 club pollute his performances on the pitch.
PSG, who on Tuesday host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, could have provisionally topped the standings with a win but slipped down to third on eight points.
Paris St Germain have signed of France forward Randal Kolo Muani from Eintracht Frankfurt on a five-year contract, the Ligue 1 club said on Friday.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed but French media reported that the 27-year-old has signed a four-year deal after Al-Arabi paid a 15 million euros ($16.35 million) transfer fee.
PSG began their title defence at home to Lorient on Saturday, with Mbappe watching the goalless draw from the stands alongside new signing and fellow World Cup winner Ousmane Dembele, who had completed his transfer to Paris earlier in the day.
The 29-year-old France international was found not guilty of one count of rape and one of attempted rape by a British court on Friday.
The result put second-placed Lens on 75 points with three games left, three behind leaders Paris St Germain, who take on AC Ajaccio on Saturday, and five ahead of third-placed Olympique de Marseille, who host Angers on Sunday.
Lens are second on 63 points, three ahead of third-placed Olympique Marseille, who travel to Lorient on Sunday. Strasbourg remain in 16th on 26 points.
The match pitches together the nation's traditionally best supported sides, who dominated French football in the 60's and 70's.
Zizo has a buyout clause of 1.7 million Euros, which makes him an affordable target for the clubs in Ligue 1.
Messi suffered a knock on his left knee and an MRI scan earlier this week confirmed signs of a bone contusion.
Making his first start for the French team, the Argentine forward hit the woodwork but was otherwise far from his brilliant best.
Bordeaux's encouraging start to the season continued as did their winless league run against Olympique Lyonnais as they battled to a 0-0 draw at home on Friday.
Mauro Icardi rediscovered his scoring touch to help Paris St Germain beat Nantes 2-1 away as the French champions continued their march towards the Ligue 1 title on Tuesday.
Thieves broke in and stole luxury watches from the home of Paris St Germain's Dani Alves while the Brazilian defender was playing a match earlier this week, French sports newspaper L'Equipe reported on Saturday.
Paris St Germain forward Neymar will continue treatment on his foot injury in Brazil under the supervision of the club's medical team, the French Ligue 1 side have said.
Thiago Silva became the latest Paris Saint-Germain player to have his property robbed during a match, police confirmed on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has signed a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain that will keep him in the French capital until 2023, the French club said on Thursday.
France's Ligue 1 body said on Thursday that the match had been cancelled at the request of local police.