PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain remain on course for a record-equalling 10th French title after hanging on for victory over bitter rivals Marseille.
Neymar’s early opener for PSG was cancelled out as Duje Caleta-Car bundled the ball in from a corner.
And Kylian Mbappe’s penalty in first-half stoppage time proved enough to give the hosts a third straight win.
PSG are now 15 points clear of second-placed Marseille with six games left and can clinch the title next weekend.
Neymar produced an acrobatic finish to hook the ball in from Marco Verratti’s chipped ball into the Marseille box to score his 11th goal of the season for PSG – and sixth in three games.
Their penalty was awarded for handball after the referee viewed the pitchside monitor.
Lionel Messi and Mbappe each had a goal disallowed by VAR for offside.
Marseille then had a late equaliser chalked off by VAR for a marginal offside decision against William Saliba after the on-loan Arsenal defender turned in a free-kick by former West Ham forward Dmitri Payet.
Bayern march on
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich restored their nine-point lead with a comfortable victory at relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld.
With four games left, Bayern reacted well to their shock Champions League exit to Villarreal as they closed in on a 10th consecutive league crown.
Jacob Barrett Laursen’s own-goal was added to by Serge Gnaby’s brilliant volley just before the break.
Jamal Musiala completed the scoring late on from close range.
Bayern can wrap up the title with victory at home to second-placed Borussia Dortmund next weekend.