Monaco topple French champions Paris Saint-Germain

Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe

Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe

Champions Paris Saint-Germain suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Monaco on Sunday, suggesting they may find it harder to retain their Ligue 1 crown after last season’s complete domination.

PSG won the title by 31 points in May, losing only two games, but they were outclassed by Monaco who finished third in the last season.

Monaco moved to the top of the table, level with Guingamp and Nice on seven points from three matches and one ahead of PSG who won their first two games.

Joao Moutinho put the home team ahead after 13 minutes and Fabinho doubled the lead with a penalty on the stroke of halftime.

Edinson Cavani pulled one back for the champions with a header but Serge Aurier’s own goal 10 minutes from time secured a deserved victory for Monaco who were far more clinical than their opponents.