Zlatan helps PSG defeat Nantes, stay unbeaten in Ligue 1 play
League leader Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to win 4-1 at Nantes and maintain its unbeaten start to the season on Saturday.
Yacine Bammou, who worked selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic shirts in the PSG shop little more than two years ago, opened the scoring for Nantes in the 11th minute and hit the post moments later.
PSG was a different side after the break and Ibrahimovic leveled three minutes into the second half with his 108th goal for the club. The Sweden international is one goal away from equaling Pauleta's record as PSG's top scorer.
Substitute Edinson Cavani headed PSG in front in the 73rd and Angel Di Maria, who had set up the previous two, got on the scoresheet himself with 10 minutes remaining. Serge Aurier scored in stoppage time.
PSG moved provisionally four points ahead of Saint-Etienne, which hosts Nice on Sunday. Rennes was level on points with Reims in third after it drew 1-1 at home to Troyes.
Caen also moved onto 15 points with a 2-0 win at home to Ajaccio.
Elsewhere, Lyon rested a number of players ahead of its Champions League match at Valencia and lost 3-1 at Bordeaux, which scored all three of its goals in the first period.
Bastia snapped a four-match losing streak with a 3-0 win over Toulouse.
PSG coach Laurent Blanc also rested several players ahead of Wednesday's trip to Shakhtar Donetsk and Cavani started on the bench along with Thiago Motta, Maxwell and Blaise Matuidi.
Nantes had lost its past three matches and hadn't beaten PSG since 2004 but took a surprise lead when Bammou headed in Valentin Rongier's cross from the right.
Bammou almost doubled his tally four minutes later but headed Alejandro Bedoya's cross off the base of the right upright.
It was the first time this season that PSG had been behind at halftime.
Ibrahimovic leveled almost immediately after the restart. Javier Pastore crossed for Angel Di Maria and his effort was blocked but Ibrahimovic followed up from close range.
Cavani came off the bench in the 65th and gave PSG the lead five minutes later as he was left unmarked to head home Di Maria's free kick.
Di Maria all but sealed the match seven minutes later as he ran onto Pastore's long ball, got goal side of the defenders and lifted the ball over onrushing goalkeeper Remy Riou.
Aurier volleyed in Pastore's corner for his first goal for PSG.
Rennes was looking to move provisionally second but was held to a third successive draw.
Jessy Pi scored his first Ligue 1 goal in the 11th minute. Rennes midfielder Mehdi Zeffane cleared Stephane Darbion's cross but only as far as Pi who volleyed home Troyes' first away from home this season.
Brayan Perea missed two clear chances for Troyes either side of the goal.
Fallou Diagne levelled in the 71st, heading in Paul-Georges Ntep's free kick. Rennes midfielder Yacouba Sylla — who had been booked on the stroke of halftime — was sent off following a second yellow card in stoppages.