Neymar brace can't net PSG Ligue 1 win

Neymar scored twice and played a big role in PSG's other goal in their league draw with Monaco

Neymar's two goals for Paris Saint-Germain were not enough as Monaco punished sloppy defending to draw 3-3 at the French Ligue 1 leaders.

Robert Moreno's first league game in charge of Monaco, after replacing the fired Leonardo Jardim, was an impressive one as his side twice came from behind and nearly won late on at Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Neymar put PSG ahead in the third minute with an excellent finish, controlling a clever lofted pass over the defence from Italy midfielder Marco Verratti on his chest and nonchalantly guiding the ball inside the near post.

Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas picked out Wissam Ben Yedder with a flicked pass from the edge of the area and after the striker was bundled over by goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielder Gelson Martins poked in the loose ball after seven minutes.

Monaco's second goal in the 12th was alarmingly easy.

A team move started from the edge of Monaco's penalty area ended with Ben Yedder collecting a pass inside PSG's area, shuffling past a defender, and expertly beating Navas with a curling shot for his league-leading 14th goal of the season.

The hosts equalised when Neymar collected a pass from Angel Di Maria and curling a shot which deflected off defender Fode Ballo-Toure for an own-goal in the 24th.

PSG went ahead with a 42nd-minute penalty when Neymar sent goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte the wrong way with ease for his 10th league goal - after Martins fouled Kylian Mbappe.

Still, Monaco pressed forward and substitute Islam Slimani punished more slack PSG defending to equalise in the 70th.

PSG are five points ahead of second-placed Marseille and will face eighth-placed Monaco again on Wednesday, in a rescheduled match at Stade Louis II stadium.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Mehdi Abeid and Ludovic Blas provided the goals as fourth-placed Nantes won 2-0 at Saint-Etienne.

Dijon extended their unbeaten home run to eight league games with a 1-0 win over Lille, despite having a player sent off early on.

Julio Tavares netted the winner on 47 minutes for the hosts.

Defender Hamza Mendyl received a red card in the 21st minute for kicking Luiz Araujo in the ribs while both teams finished with 10 men after Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare was sent off in the 67th.