Paris Saint-Germain continued to leave the door ajar for those fighting to keep the Ligue 1 title in their sights, as the reigning champions fell to a 3-1 defeat against an AS Monaco side that are now unbeaten in four H2Hs.
Instead, just four minutes in, Aleksandr Golovin gave his side the lead when the ball fell fortuitously to the midfielder in the box.
Things got even worse for Les Parisiens, as El Chadaille Bitshiabu was pickpocketed by Krépin Diatta, which allowed Wissam Ben Yedder to fire a pinpoint strike into the bottom corner.
That was soon extinguished by Ben Yedder before the break however, as the striker saw off Bernat and coolly converted his 14th league goal of the season, making him Ligue 1’s joint-top scorer.
Despite Sergio Ramos replacing Bitshiabu at HT to shore things up at the back for PSG, panic ensued when Eliesse Ben Seghir reached the ball as Danilo Pereira tried to usher it behind, even if this proved to be inconsequential.
Breel Embolo was denied twice after coming off the bench, as Monaco comfortably extended their unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to eight matches, lifting themselves to second in the table for now.
Meanwhile, PSG have lost two of their last three away league games, and their lead atop the table could be reduced to five points by the end of the weekend.